Project Manager

Job#: 2021142

Job Description:

Apex has an exciting opportunity for an R&D Project Manager in the Food & Beverage industry of a globally recognized company. This role is located in the Greater Philadelphia Region!  The ideal candidate will have a BS in Engineering or a technical discipline and strong communication skills to manage multi-disciplinary and cross functional projects at the client. This is a high visibility role reporting to the Director of R&D.
Project Manager (Mid-Level)
Job Purpose/Overview
The Project Manager will be accountable for driving the on time and in full delivery of key strategic innovation, cost savings, graphic and operational projects within the R&D team.  This includes leading a cross-functional team to deliver projects from idea to implementation. The Project Manager will act as a custodian for the PMO process and tools and will be responsible for training and deployment of new standard practices. He or she will drive project result accountability and report on key metrics for the business, enabling tactical and strategic decision making
Key Responsibilities
Activity Manager:

  • Overall accountability for project delivery and process adherence on the highest priority projects within the North American region.
  • Creates, cascades and elevates internal communication to critical stakeholders with regards to project performance and adherence to scope, timeline, financial targets and critical risks.
  • Facilitate and drive project kick-off meeting to assure each project has a clear and approved scope that is vetted by key cross-functional stakeholders
  • Accountable to identify, resolve and escalate issues that risk the project delivery to full scope.
  • Elevates real-time risks and issues while also presenting new projects and stage gates to Director/VP level governance.
  • Structures multi-functional projects on a timeline with clear milestones and deliverables to optimize performance and speed while maintaining an acceptable risk.
  • Drives accountability and any necessary elevations with project team members to implement activities & deliver project/product performance aligned to expectations.
  • Leads project team meetings, captures and distributes actions and ensures deliverable follow up.
  • Facilitates project gate reviews governance team meetings.
  • Ensures record and document management, including change control process is achieved with quality.
  • Responsible for budget / cost tracking.
  • Leads learning reviews and drives post launch performance reviews.
  • Ensures all data provided into Project Management System is accurate and updated (at minimum) monthly for all assigned projects. 

Process Custodian:
  • Functional expert in PMO processes, client NPD and Change Process, Project Management Tool, including new deployments and upgrades as relevant.

Business Reporting:
  • Communicates critical information of project progress, key risks and recommendations to PMO and governance board when necessary.
  • Seeks feedback and leads continuous improvement efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of systems and practices in place

Context and Scope (how the job gets done and the way it operates)
  • The associate will be making tactical decisions in regards to project execution within approved scope, milestone sequencing and ways of working within the project teams.
  • He or she will be making recommendations on a project level in regards to resource requirements, project scoping, sequencing and risk management strategies.
  • Key internal customers of this role include the Governance Consult, Marketing, Sales, R&D, Sourcing Operations and Supply Chain.

Please send resumes to [email protected] for Immediate Consideration!

























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West Chester, PA, US

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Date Posted:
March 19, 2024