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Project Manager

Company: Aerotek
Location: Visalia
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe R&D InnovationProject Manager role is responsible for creating essential workflow, aligningcross functional teams (including research and development, marketing,procurement, production scheduling, operations, engineering, etc.), and keepingprojects organized and on track. This role will also be responsible fordeveloping a sustainable hand-off procedure to the plant operations team(s)that streamlines the creation of training, documentation, and support forongoing product success. The R&D Innovation Project Manager will work withCDI executive leadership to chart out the next 1-3 years of innovation pipelinefor key product launches.Essential Functions

  • Lead innovation planning on-time in-full (OTIF) to ensure successful product launches.
  • Manage and set milestones and success metrics for each project from ideation to post-launch analysis.
  • Own the strategy, coordination, and implementation of the path to commercialization of the entire project.
  • Define clear roles, responsibilities, and accountability for all activities and timelines; hold individuals accountable for the delivery of their contributions.
  • Ensure the project team has a robust plan to deliver technical readiness and achieve all capacities and capabilities.
  • Proactively develop ways to make the project team more effective and efficient; create documentation, processes and practices that can scale with the company.
  • Build and maintain strong project teams of both internal and external stakeholders. Share CDIs product innovation vision across the team to garner buy-in to the mission while ensuring excellent support and service.
  • Communicate and escalate project status and technical readiness issues with senior leadership, manage conflict resolution and provide corrective action as necessary.
  • Define meeting agendas and objectives and promptly distribute meeting minutes.
  • Technical background in CPG and food industry highly desired, experience in dairy processing a plus.
  • Other essential duties, responsibilities and activities related to successful project management as required.QualificationsTo perform this jobsuccessfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of theknowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.Education and/orExperience
    • Bachelors Degree required.
    • Technical background in CPG and food industry highly desired.
    • Experience in dairy processing a plus.
    • Project Management Professional Certification or equivalent experience a plus.
    • 3-5 years of professional experience in Project Management and/or Innovation Planning in the CPG industry.
    • Strong problem solver, communicator, and contributor.
    • Robust organizational skills and detail oriented.
    • Data-driven mindset and experience with developing clear recommendations from the data collected.
    • Passionate about leading for positive impact and value continuous process improvement.
    • Entrepreneurial attitude and want to design the future of innovation at CDI.
    • Able to manage several high priority projects at once.
    • Able to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
    • Ability to quickly get up to speed in new technical areas.
    • Proven record of delivering complex innovation projects.
    • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential.
    • Knowledge of SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, MS Project, Smartsheet, Monday or similar is a plus.About Aston Carter: At Aston Carter, were dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address todays workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

Keywords: Aerotek, Visalia , Project Manager, Executive , Visalia, California

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