An experienced Project Manager required for this highly successful FMCG business.
OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTSPermanent role4% company performance related annual bonus9% matched contribution pension scheme Health cash plan Life Assurance cover at 4x base salary24 days holiday (can buy/sell 2 days per year) plus 8 bank holidays50% on-site and 50% working from home. Mon to Thur: 9am to 5pm. Fri: 9am to 4.30pm.
THE PROJECT MANAGER
To achieve our client's objectives for organic growth it is important that New Product Development (NPD) is effectively and efficiently delivered on time, in full and on cost. The role involves the professional project management of new product launches and product changes for a portfolio of projects determined via a Stage Gate process. This will include:Leading cross functional project teams in Europe and our client's international organisations, you will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects from initial feasibility through to launch implementation. This role will also include management of R&D and Supply Chain projects across our European organisation.Facilitate the definition of project goals, objectives, scope, milestones and deliverables.Ensuring full feasibility analyses (technical and commercial assessment) are conducted to include all aspects of the project (not just cost). Define project tasks and resource requirements with the project team and resource management.Develop the full scale project schedule and manage the project against that schedule.Ensure project risks are assessed, managed and mitigated as part of the project plan.Review risks and changes in risk status as part of routine progress reporting.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have proven experience in managing innovation and development projects, particularly within the FMCG sector, to achieve successful project outcomes. On top of this you will need:Ability to manage complex cross functional projectsExperience in managing and mitigating risk.Project Management qualification desirable (e.g. IPMA, APM, PMI, Prince2).MS Project experience essential.Excellent interpersonal and influencing skillsEffective communicator at all levels. Good presentation skills and ability to conduct effective meetings and presentations with large teams.
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