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R&D Project Manager

R&D Project Manager

Konolfingen, CH

Konolfingen, CH

Position Snapshot

Location: Konolfingen, Switzerland
Company: Nestlé
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contact: Permanent

 

 

Position Summary

As R&D Project Manager in the Dairy business, you will provide Efficient, effective, flawless End-to-End (E2E) management of global Innovation & Renovation (I&R) projects of medium complexity with special focus on "Accelerators": start-up like short term (max 6 months) conversion of ideas into shop tests within cross-functional teams in R&D, business and external partners. You transfer the accelerator to the project manager of the E2E project for full launch or handle the project itself.
You will plan and lead I&R projects and orchestrate a cross-functional and multidisciplinary team to achieve the project scope in line with the strategic business unit. Ensure that the invested resources bring the expected return on investment with a flawless execution.
As part of the Project Management Office (PMO) you develop further the Project Management competencies of the R&D community by sharing best practices and coaching of more junior project managers. Fine-tune the Accelerator methodology.

 

A day in the life of...


• Apply project management tools and skill to ensure the on-scope, on-time and on quality launch and flawless execution of I&R projects for Accelerators (until shop test) and End-To-End as needed ; in case of Accelerators this is done with support and alignment with the Accelerator coach.
• Project set-up: kick-off project, form and onboard the team, engage with stakeholders, establish project plan (accelerator: high level program); create stakeholder mgmt. / communication plan
• Project execution: manage the project resources (time, project team,  OPEX), upskill and apply lean methodology building on risks & opportunity analysis , solve problems and escalate as needed; apply project governance;; network with all relevant R&D units, business partners, markets, SBUs, head office and external partners
• Project finalization: verify a flawless handover (esp. for Accelerators); document findings as need and according to standard; capture lessons learned and best practices

 

What will make you successful

• Minimum of 5 years of cross-functional experience gained through participation in I&R projects, or through mission/assignment in various organizations
• Minimum 3 years project management experience
• Proven leadership and stakeholder management skills within a cross-functional team in a matrix like structure
• Fast learner and out of the box problem solver with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and an and innovative mindset
• Excellent communication skills in English

Position Snapshot

Location: Konolfingen, Switzerland
Company: Nestlé
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contact: Permanent

 

 

Position Summary

As R&D Project Manager in the Dairy business, you will provide Efficient, effective, flawless End-to-End (E2E) management of global Innovation & Renovation (I&R) projects of medium complexity with special focus on "Accelerators": start-up like short term (max 6 months) conversion of ideas into shop tests within cross-functional teams in R&D, business and external partners. You transfer the accelerator to the project manager of the E2E project for full launch or handle the project itself.
You will plan and lead I&R projects and orchestrate a cross-functional and multidisciplinary team to achieve the project scope in line with the strategic business unit. Ensure that the invested resources bring the expected return on investment with a flawless execution.
As part of the Project Management Office (PMO) you develop further the Project Management competencies of the R&D community by sharing best practices and coaching of more junior project managers. Fine-tune the Accelerator methodology.

 

A day in the life of...


• Apply project management tools and skill to ensure the on-scope, on-time and on quality launch and flawless execution of I&R projects for Accelerators (until shop test) and End-To-End as needed ; in case of Accelerators this is done with support and alignment with the Accelerator coach.
• Project set-up: kick-off project, form and onboard the team, engage with stakeholders, establish project plan (accelerator: high level program); create stakeholder mgmt. / communication plan
• Project execution: manage the project resources (time, project team,  OPEX), upskill and apply lean methodology building on risks & opportunity analysis , solve problems and escalate as needed; apply project governance;; network with all relevant R&D units, business partners, markets, SBUs, head office and external partners
• Project finalization: verify a flawless handover (esp. for Accelerators); document findings as need and according to standard; capture lessons learned and best practices

 

What will make you successful

• Minimum of 5 years of cross-functional experience gained through participation in I&R projects, or through mission/assignment in various organizations
• Minimum 3 years project management experience
• Proven leadership and stakeholder management skills within a cross-functional team in a matrix like structure
• Fast learner and out of the box problem solver with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and an and innovative mindset
• Excellent communication skills in English

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