Nestles Employment – Project Manager

Job Description:

Responsible for the efficient, effective, and flawless execution of Innovation & Renovation (I&R) projects and I&R process improvement initiatives. May also include consumer complaint and productivity projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing projects and their cross-functional teams through the established processes, including the stage gate process
  • Identifying project resource requirements and escalating resource constraints
  • Meeting established KPI’s
  • Building and managing the project schedule, defining the critical path, tracking activities to ensure functional team members are meeting agreed upon deadlines, generating and communicating status reports, and escalating critical issues
  • Providing transparency and communication on project status and risks to cross functional team members, Project
  • Management Lead and business Leadership Team
  • Identifying, documenting and ensuring implementation of process improvements
  • Coordinating and facilitating project meetings including kick-off meetings, project team meetings, risk assessments, lessons learned, post launch reviews and additional meetings as required
  • Leading the alignment of the strategy and approach for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project with key stakeholders
  • Driving proper and consistent use of the stage gate project management tool by: maintaining and ensuring data accuracy, deliverable completion, and documentation as specified by relevant policies and procedures; and continuous improvement through maintenance of templates and supporting documentation
  • Preventive management of roadblocks and generation of risk mitigation plans
  • Leading the definition and communication of project scope, objectives and expectations

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to manage conflict and drive resolution
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently is necessary
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification a plus
  • Ability to manage and lead teams
  • Effectively collaborates and influences project team members through strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Minimum 5 years of cross functional experience including but not limited to Engineering, Operations, Technical
  • Applications Group, Research & Development, Marketing (includes 1-3 years of effective project management or related experience)
  • Flexibility and adaptability to perform in a high-volume, fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Highly organized with strong time-management skills
  • Prior CPG experience preferred
  • Ability to drive for results through effective leadership and coaching skills
  • Project management and project management software skills
  • Experience with stage gate methodology preferred
  • Additional Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
  • Focused on results, proactive, service oriented
  • Minimum BA/BS required

Job Details:

Company:  Nestlé

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cleveland, OH, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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