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Product Development Project Manager

 A leading CPG company is looking for a Product Development Project Manager to join their team.

Looking for a highly-motivated, organized and process-driven project manager to guide product development from concept to production, including new products, reformulations and special programs. She/he will be responsible for timeline tracking, cross-functional team coordination and supplier scenario analysis to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery - working closely with Product Marketing & Development, Creative, Packaging, R&D, Supply Chain, Planning, Finance and Logistics teams. 
• Manage a portfolio of complex programs/projects to support Product Innovation portfolio strategy - with on-time, on-budget and reliable delivery 
• Define and manage timelines for collaborative product development from concept through production and delivery 
• Manage vendor timelines for development activities, including samples, line trials, first production and delivery to warehouse 
• Drive scenario analysis (product, vendor, components, etc.), enabling data-driven decision making 
• Hold team members and vendors accountable to commitments 
• Lead weekly meetings with cross-functional teams, highlighting status, risks and deadlines - and escalate to executives when needed 
• Provide input for continuous improvement of product development processes 
• 4+ years project and program management experience 
• Deep understanding of project/program management techniques and methods 
• Excellent organization, communication and problem-solving skills 
• Detail-oriented team player 
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate in fast-paced programs 
• Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel 
• Ability to establish clear project scope, deliverables and resource gaps 
• Experience with project management tools: Asana, Smartsheet, MS Project 
• Proficiency in MS Office and Google-suite tools 
Preferred Requirements 
• Experience managing programs in a fast-paced, startup environment 
• Project Management Training and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified experience 
• Experience launching new products in CPG environment