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Sr Commercialization Project Lead

Company: Campbell Soup Company
Location: Camden
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.General Summary:The Commercialization Project Leader (CPL) is responsible to lead successful commercialization of new products and costs savings of existing products to deliver both top and bottom line results in line with the Campbell's US Retail Strategic Plan. The position will manage projects from idea conceptualization through to product on shelf and success in market utilizing the commercialization process and stage gate methodology. Primary Responsibilities:Project ManagementLead teams to develop project scope incorporating cross functional inputs.Development of comprehensive project schedules, which may include alternative methods to meet project objectives.Identify and mitigate risk/issues throughout a project life cycle.Provide concise communication of risks (both financial and technical) along with planned tactics to mitigate risks to Director and VP of InnovationIdentify scope changes, such as timing and cost implications and communicate the impacts to the affected parties. Drive decision making at Director and VP level on scope.Ensure projects fit within financial parameters determined by brand finance. Elevate and drive decisions by senior leaders when projects fall outside of theseTrack the status of projects across the portfolio while concurrently providing visibility to resource loading.Stage GateManage key stakeholder/partners throughout the stage gate processConduct key gate reviews and regular management reviewsEnsure accuracy of stage gate documents, which help drive the leadership teams to make effective decisions.Continuous ImprovementConduct post launch reviews of key initiatives and recommend and implement improvements to the commercialization process cross functionally ( brand, finance , R&D and Supply Chain)Ongoing responsible for identifying opportunities and implementing improvement to ensure adequate evolution of the commercialization process.Job Complexity:Works across Campbell's Americas to manage complex projects i.e. new product platforms, new product brands, and new product line extensions.When needed will also support less complex projects i.e. label, packaging and corrugate changes, etc.Act as liaison throughout commercialization process to provide visibility to interdependence/conflicts between projects.Works with Manager of Commercialization Planning to notify teams of high levels of activity within a particular field, which affords the relevant leadership teams the visibility of department-specific activities and allocated resources.Utilize scheduling tools to build project schedules and update milestones.Effectively manages project schedules of higher visibility, risk and complexity (new SKU, new packaging, new brand, etc.).Coordinates projects that work across fiscal years, capital/plant improvements and manufacturing systems. Coordinates with those team members supporting other Brands to ensure the effective and efficient usage of shared manufacturing systems.Education:Bachelor's Degree.Experience: 5 years related business experience in project management.Certifications:PMP Certification preferred (or PMP Designation)Skills, Knowledge & Behaviors:Technical or project management concentration preferred.General knowledge of food manufacturing processes, planning and logistics, engineering, quality assurance, and food safetyProficient in Microsoft Applications: MS Project & MS Office, Excel, SharePoint, PowerBI.Demonstrated experience leading diverse, cross functional teams.Experience with stage gate process and innovation.Strong interpersonal and communication skills: written, verbal and presentation. ACRThe Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup Company, Camden , Sr Commercialization Project Lead, Other , Camden, New Jersey

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