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Primary Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Tile: Associate Project Manager - Product Development

Job Number: 2017-51146

Date Posted: 8-10-2017

Job Summary:

Responsible for overseeing project management of products in development & pre-development pipelines for GNC private label for our Domestic and International Markets. Responsible for process management and improvement for development & pre-development pipelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions

  • Project Management & Process Management: Products in the pipeline (Global – Domestic & International)
  • Facilitate every step in the process (project initiation, formulation review, quote approval, assist with flavor testing/approval, packaging specifications, label/artwork review, quality control review, shipment/transportation)
  • Create and ensure project timelines & prioritization
  • Track & report project status
  • Conduct cost analysis
  • Continuous follow up & communication
  • Seek to develop improvements to processes or create processes where applicable
  • Pre Development: Raw Materials and New Product Concepts
  • Oversee processes & workflow for Pre Development functions which are facilitated by the Supervisor’s direct report subordinate.
  • Communication & Reporting
    • Oversee timely & accurate completion of executive reports requested by Senior Director on weekly and monthly basis. Reports will be generated by Supervisor’s direct report subordinate.
    • Conduct vendor meetings via phone conference to obtain project status
    • Conduct internal meetings to report project status to the internal customer
    • Maintain accurate records (electronic and paper) of project details
    • Inform management immediately of any interruption/delay of the project’s timeline
    • Create & circulate necessary reports to various business units
    • Accurately communicate notes and information from weekly PD meetings

Job Specifications:

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science or Arts
  • 5+ years of business experience plus proven ability to supervise/manage subordinates and provide guidance/training.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree with specific experience in project management/product development for private label consumer packaged goods

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer: Excel (data storage, manipulation & analysis), Word and PowerPoint, Internet
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment in a highly organized fashion
  • Ability to work independently with little direction from management and accept a fluid/evolving environment
  • Ability to critically read technical documents/formulations, identify and troubleshoot challenges, and analyze next steps/timing
  • Ability to interact with sales, marketing, and technical professionals (scientists/manufacturing)
  • A passion for nutrition is a plus

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Work Environment / Travel / Physical Demands

  • Normal office environment
  • 0-5% Travel

GNC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Protected Veterans/Disabled Individuals Employer

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