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Commercialization Project Lead

Company: Campbell Soup Company
Location: Camden
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Since 1869 we've connected people through food they love. Our history was created by remarkable people, ideas, and innovations. It serves as inspiration and foundation for our future success.We're proud to be stewards of amazing brands that people trust. Our portfolio includes the iconic Campbell's brand, as well as Michael Angelo's, noosa, Pace, Pacific Foods, Prego, Rao's Homemade, Swanson, and V8. In our Snacks division, we have brands like Cape Cod, Goldfish, Kettle Brand, Lance, Late July, Pepperidge Farm, Snack Factory, and Synder's of Hanover. We foster a culture of belonging where people come first, and diversity is embraced. And we live our values, always, while setting the highest standards for performance.Here, you will make a difference every day. You will be part of a dynamic, collaborative, and competitive team. You will be supported to build a rewarding career with opportunities to grow, innovate and inspire. Make history with us.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 to deliver from $10MM NS up to $100MM NS, 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 (> $30MM NS, or > $5MM cost savings) 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 ComplexityWorks 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 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.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree required.Years of experience: 3 + years of related experience in project management and/or analytical role with a minimum of 3 years in product commercializationPreferred Qualifications:Technical or Project Management concentration preferred or related field.MBA preferred.Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.Detailed knowledge of innovation tools and processes, Stage Gate, Campbell's D4 or similar early-stage iterative development processExcellent Microsoft Office skills, and the aptitude to quickly learn and apply new concepts/tools.Compensation and Benefits:The target base salary range for this full-time, salaried position is between$72,900-$117,300Individual base pay depends on work location and additional factors such as experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training. Total pay may include other forms of compensation. In addition, we offer competitive health, dental, 401k and wellness benefits beginning on the first day of employment. Please ask your Talent Acquisition Partner for more information about our total rewards package.The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and qualified applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, including consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, protected veteran status, disability, age, religion, or any other classification protected by law.

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

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