Project Manager, Global Product Development

Job Summary

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for overseeing project management of products in development & pre-development pipelines for GNC private label products. Responsible for process management and improvement for development & pre-development pipelines. Responsible for the training, development and supervision of direct reports and additional team members in regards to project management and processes of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage all aspects of Product Development Projects & Tasks, including supervision of team
  • Ensure work of associates is accurate, on time, and fulfilling the goals of the department and company
  • Provide guidance/training, trouble shooting and next steps where applicable
  • Project Management & Process Management: Products in the pipeline
    • Create and ensure project timelines & prioritization
    • Track & report project status
    • Conduct cost analysis
    • 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)
    • Continuous follow up & communication
  • Seek to develop improvements to processes or create processes where applicable
  • Oversee processes & workflow for Pre Development functions which are facilitated by the Supervisor
  • Oversee timely & accurate completion of executive reports requested by Director on weekly and monthly basis
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Arts or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job required
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master's) preferred
  • 8+ years of specific experience in project management/ product development for private label consumer packaged goods.
  • 5+ years in a leadership role (direct or indirect)
  • Prior managerial/supervisory experience preferred
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary

General Nutrition Centers International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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