Project Manager, Global Skincare
recruiting for a Project Manager within Global Skincare, located in Skillman, NJ. The Project Manager is the design project leader for all regional and/or worldwide design programs for the Global Skincare business of consumer Companies. In this role, the individual would participate in business unit level strategy setting and decision-making forums, drive the successful launch of individual design projects within the franchise, and have responsibility for driving improvement in the overall Global Skincare level design process dashboard. Participate in Global Skincare level strategy setting and decision-making forums, will establish credibility by providing leadership, perspective and innovative thinking in support of franchise goals. Will be the "go to" person for all franchise related design project opportunities. In this project manager role, the individual leads projects from innovation through commercialization of the new design development process. The overall goal is to maximize business impact while launching design programs on time. This individual must manage a matrixes team that includes representation from, Global Design Strategy, Global Engineering, Research & Development, Marketing, Sales, Package Engineering, Operations, Purchasing, Regulatory, Finance, National Planning, Sales and Logistics. Skills and competencies required include: proven project management skills, strong leadership skills, project planning, risk identification and elevation, strong influencing, strong communication and interpersonal skills, appropriate sense of urgency, problem solving skills, and credibility with all levels of leadership. Individual will provide frequent senior management updates on projects within a highly matrixed, fast paced environment. As dashboard owner, project metrics would improve from over time (launch cycle to launch cycle). Utilizing design project management dashboards, project metrics and lessons learned, this individual would drive improvement to increase the effectiveness, speed, and efficiency of the design development process for their franchise. Individual will apply their knowledge of project management and Stage Gate Methodology as well as Process Excellence Six Sigma, Lean, Design Excellence and/or Technology Transfer methodology in having projects sanctioned or leading projects to optimize the design process in support of their franchise.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Engineering, or related field; MS/MBA/PhD preferred. Ten years New Product Development experience preferred. Minimum five years project management experience required. Proven design project management success required. Understanding of global strategic business plans and ability to lead cross-functional teams in the translation of business strategies into winning design programs required. Interpersonal skills including leadership, independent thinking, ability to drive global programs required. Global communication being persuasive and effective, interdependent partnering skill a must along with influencing and negotiating skills required. Ability to master significant complexity required. Process Excellence/Six Sigma certification preferred. International work experience (multi-regional perspective; design and technical) preferred.
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