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Interim Supply Chain Project Manager (NPD)

Reference101491403_104472
Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorChemicals, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Non-Grocery, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Retail, Service - Other, Services
Salary£300 to £400 per day
Town/CityBerkshire
LocationsBedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey, West Sussex
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted26 July 2017

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1st Executive are retained by a global FTSE100 organisation, who require an Project Manager to lead key initiatives within consumer products and supply chain across EMEA. An extremely agile, fantastic company to work for this will be a truly outstanding opportunity for someone with a track record in the management of product-focused projects/programs in a fast-paced environment, operating close to a supply chain vertical.



Job Purpose:
  • The Project Manager is responsible for leading projects on the company priority list including new product developments and support for marketed product initiatives from both the OTC and Non-OTC categories across EMEA.
  • This role will lead cross-functional teams to successfully launch products starting from project definition through to introduction into the market.
  • The Project Manager is responsible for achieving the targets set during project definition and is accountable for managing risks, timelines, ensuring processes are followed and managing project communication and escalation.
  • You will need to have a strong, pragmatic work ethic, along with an approach that puts the customer as high-priority, and create value for them.



Key Responsibilities:

Lead overall project execution and accountable for achieving project goals on time. This includes:
  • Project definition
  • Project planning
  • Assuring operational readiness
  • Leading cross functional teams through each phase of the project
  • Coordinating all activities to ensure project remains on track
  • Monitoring and managing risks and opportunities
  • Liaising, agreeing, involving and communicating all aspects of the project with senior management



Required Experience:
  • 2+ years’ experience in FMCG or closely-related industry.
  • 2+ years’ experience managing cross-functional expertise (R&D, Franchise Marketing, Packaging development, Procurement). Product knowledge is a must have.
  • 5 years of Project Management experience

Skills/Abilities:
  • Experience with leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of team dynamics
  • Broad business acumen with knowledge of project related finance
  • Knowledge of planning and organization
  • Experience with new product development processes and terminology



Desirable Experience:
  • Project Management Professional (PPM) a plus
  • Masters Degree in technical or management field a plus
  • Highly effective knowledge of organizational & business acumen. The program will a high level of visibility with upper management / boards, and therefore requires good skills in rhetoric, presentation and cross functional stakeholder management

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