Project Manager, Global Product Development

Job 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


  • 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