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Commercial Innovation Project Manager

Commercial Innovation Project Manager

Nestlé Nutrition, a global company in the Nestlé Group, helps to enhance peoples’ lives through science-based nutrition products and services for consumer groups with specific nutritional needs. Our brands include Nestlé and Gerber maternal and infant nutrition, PowerBar and Musashi performance nutrition and Jenny Craig weight management.

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


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Nestlé is 308,000 people strong and are driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. With more than 91.4 billion CHF in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development. Want to learn more? Visit us at www.nestle.com.

Nestlé Nutrition, a global company in the Nestlé Group, helps to enhance peoples’ lives through science-based nutrition products and services for consumer groups with specific nutritional needs. Our brands include Nestlé and Gerber maternal and infant nutrition, PowerBar and Musashi performance nutrition and Jenny Craig weight management.

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

Nestlé is 308,000 people strong and are driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. With more than 91.4 billion CHF in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development. Want to learn more? Visit us at www.nestle.com.

Arlington, VA, US, 22209

Arlington, VA, US, 22209


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

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