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Commercial Innovation Project Manager

Commercial Innovation Project Manager

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Position Summary

The Commercial Innovation Project Manager is responsible the efficient, effective, and flawless execution of Commercial Innovation & Renovation (I&R) projects with low-to-medium complexity, (Baby Food, Infant Formula & Vitamins/Supplements) plus additional I&R process improvement initiatives; this may also include projects under the banner of sustainability, packaging or simple process enhancements, with minimal complexity.

Position Dimension
Capability to flawlessly execute the Commercial I&R portfolio is critical to growing market share, profitability and competitive advantage; I&R is the backbone of growth in the category. 
Measurements / Performance Indicators (position)
•    Project on-time performance (launch date attainment)
•    Consistent positive rating in "how" project team is managed by project manager (year end reviews)

Key Outputs / Deliverables
Project Management
•    Apply project management tools and skills to ensure the on-time launch and flawless execution of Commercial I&R projects with low-to-medium complexity from concept to launch.
Activities include:  
•    Creating and coordinating timelines, tracking activities to ensure functional team members are meeting agreed upon deadlines, generating and communicating status reports, and escalating critical issues.
•    Coordinating and facilitating project meetings including kick-off meetings, project team meetings, risk assessments, lessons learned, post launch reviews and additional meetings as required
•    Providing transparency, documentation and communication of project status and risk to cross functional team members and Project Management Lead
Process Management: 
•    Responsible for the consistent application and disciplined execution of Nestlé’s I&R processes and tools.  This includes:
•    Managing projects and their cross-functional teams through the established processes, including the stage gate process and governance meetings.
•    Documenting process improvements and ensuring the implementation of these improvements. 
•    Ensuring proper and consistent use of the stage gate project management tool (I2L) by: maintaining and ensuring data accuracy, deliverable completion, and documentation as specified by relevant policies and procedures
•    Meeting established KPI’s

 

Qualifications

Qualifications / Certifications
•    University Degree (BA/BS) and minimum 5 years of related work experience (3 years potentially with recent experience in CPG or FMCG industry).
•    Project management skills (PMP-certified preferred)
•    Management software proficiency (e.g. MS Project and Stage/Gate applications)
•    Ability to manage teams (multi-project experience a must)
•    Highly organized with strong time-management skills
•    Flexibility & adaptability to perform in a high-volume, fast paced and dynamic environment
•    Effectively collaborates and influences project team members through strong interpersonal/communication skills
•    Strong facilitation skills
•    Ability to manage conflict and drive resolution (including mitigation/scenario planning)
•    Focused on results, proactive, service oriented
•    Excellent oral and written skills (from senior management to junior member of a team)
Critical Experiences (position)
•    Minimum 5 years of cross functional experience (or 3 years of strong project management leadership in CPG or FMCG)
•    Experience with stage gate methodology 
•    Nutrition category experience preferred


143427

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Position Summary

The Commercial Innovation Project Manager is responsible the efficient, effective, and flawless execution of Commercial Innovation & Renovation (I&R) projects with low-to-medium complexity, (Baby Food, Infant Formula & Vitamins/Supplements) plus additional I&R process improvement initiatives; this may also include projects under the banner of sustainability, packaging or simple process enhancements, with minimal complexity.

Position Dimension
Capability to flawlessly execute the Commercial I&R portfolio is critical to growing market share, profitability and competitive advantage; I&R is the backbone of growth in the category. 
Measurements / Performance Indicators (position)
•    Project on-time performance (launch date attainment)
•    Consistent positive rating in "how" project team is managed by project manager (year end reviews)

Key Outputs / Deliverables
Project Management
•    Apply project management tools and skills to ensure the on-time launch and flawless execution of Commercial I&R projects with low-to-medium complexity from concept to launch.
Activities include:  
•    Creating and coordinating timelines, tracking activities to ensure functional team members are meeting agreed upon deadlines, generating and communicating status reports, and escalating critical issues.
•    Coordinating and facilitating project meetings including kick-off meetings, project team meetings, risk assessments, lessons learned, post launch reviews and additional meetings as required
•    Providing transparency, documentation and communication of project status and risk to cross functional team members and Project Management Lead
Process Management: 
•    Responsible for the consistent application and disciplined execution of Nestlé’s I&R processes and tools.  This includes:
•    Managing projects and their cross-functional teams through the established processes, including the stage gate process and governance meetings.
•    Documenting process improvements and ensuring the implementation of these improvements. 
•    Ensuring proper and consistent use of the stage gate project management tool (I2L) by: maintaining and ensuring data accuracy, deliverable completion, and documentation as specified by relevant policies and procedures
•    Meeting established KPI’s

 

Qualifications

Qualifications / Certifications
•    University Degree (BA/BS) and minimum 5 years of related work experience (3 years potentially with recent experience in CPG or FMCG industry).
•    Project management skills (PMP-certified preferred)
•    Management software proficiency (e.g. MS Project and Stage/Gate applications)
•    Ability to manage teams (multi-project experience a must)
•    Highly organized with strong time-management skills
•    Flexibility & adaptability to perform in a high-volume, fast paced and dynamic environment
•    Effectively collaborates and influences project team members through strong interpersonal/communication skills
•    Strong facilitation skills
•    Ability to manage conflict and drive resolution (including mitigation/scenario planning)
•    Focused on results, proactive, service oriented
•    Excellent oral and written skills (from senior management to junior member of a team)
Critical Experiences (position)
•    Minimum 5 years of cross functional experience (or 3 years of strong project management leadership in CPG or FMCG)
•    Experience with stage gate methodology 
•    Nutrition category experience preferred


143427

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Arlington, VA, US, 22209

Arlington, VA, US, 22209


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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