2018-05-01

R&D Project Manager (JMP500)
Job Opportunity at J. Miles Personnel Services

Posted on May 1

http://www.jmiles.com    +1 (417) 882-5585

Location: Rockford, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4158722

Project Manager

As a key program leader and change agent, our Project Manager is responsible for acting as a business partner to key business leaders in identifying, aligning and prioritizing large cross-functional programs and/or change initiatives.  The Project Manager will deliver tangible business results through deployment of project management techniques involving Operations, Packaging, Sales, Marketing, Procurement, R&D and Quality.  

About the job:
  • Partner with key functional areas to manage the product development process.  R&D, Marketing, Sales, Packaging, Engineering, Procurement, Regulatory, Quality, Finance, Operations, Senior Leadership
  • Plans, monitors, and control the project schedule, budget and resource mapping throughout the project life cycle of scoping, development, and commercialization phases.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize projects, address project changes and execute timelines.
  • Coordinate detailed documentation of customer requirements, business justification, product requirements, engineering spec's to establish the project deliverables.
  • Achieve product quality goals, time-to-market objectives, meeting product cost targets and tracks project cost targets and timelines.
  • Facilitate resolution and drive decisions across project teams, functional managers and upper management.
  • Build teamwork within the project teams and across departments, plant sites and external partners (customers/vendors) that impact the success of the project.
  • Lead cross-functional meetings; plan and distribute agendas; facilitates Q&A, healthy debates, problem solving discussions, and general communication.
  • Provides timely, accurate reporting and documentation; provides post-launch analysis and reviews successes/failures, and shares lessons learned.

Does this describe you?
  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • 3+ years of project management experience (required).
  • Process Improvement in a CPG company (required).
  • Experience in project management software and Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Successful experience in leading / facilitating cross-functional initiatives.
  • PMP designation is highly preferred; if not a PMP, must be willing to attain PMP upon hire.
  • Strong project management skills including Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing Projects.
  • R&D and product development coordination-preferably from concept to commercialization
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