We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, we’re at the forefront of innovative product and process development that’s allowing us to lead the march in pushing pet nutrition forward.
Picture this: Brand Marketing has identified the next big idea and it’s time to get the process moving. What do you do? As a Process Manager, you’ll rally experts together from across the organization, including Marketing, Technical Services, R&D, and Legal among others, to put the project in motion and outline the project strategy. During the commercialization journey, you will lead and manage the cross functional team, develop the end to end integrated project plan, define project deliverables, identify risks and opportunities while developing risk mitigation plans, and communicate to leadership throughout the life of the project. Expect to present your projects to senior leadership and have great influence over the next generation of pet care revolutions.
Strong communication, organization and leadership skills will take you a long way in this role and within our culture at Purina. We dare to Stand Taller to make every day better. Are you up to the dare? Join our Purina Family.
Leadership and management of Innovation and Renovation (I&R) projects across multiple business units within North American market.
Manages change in project scope and proactive analysis and communication on impacts (cost, time, sourcing)
Prepare and present objective project communications at suitable level dependent on forum
Establish processes which ensure consistency, execution discipline, and objectivity within Idea-to-Launch (I2L) project management.
Define and reinforce Marketing Operations framework and roles and responsibilities within Idea-to-Launch process.
Ownership of forums and tools required to support Idea-to-Launch projects and process.
Develop and maintain official project documentation to meet Nestlé Idea-to-Launch system requirements and required status updates.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
Process Manager: 3+ years of experience in project/program management or business leadership roles. Types of projects: New Product Development, Technology Transfers, Process Improvements and Key Business Initiatives.
Senior Process Manager: 5+ years of experience in project/program management or business leadership roles. Types of projects: New Product Development, Product Life Cycle, Technology Transfers, Key Business Initiatives/Cross-Functional Teams.
Experience developing/delivering dashboards utilizing tools such as Power BI and Excel preferred.
Familiarity with the stage-gate process is a plus.
Strategic thinker with strong business acumen and desire to drive efficiencies and effectiveness into the organization
Must have the courage to appropriately challenge others to achieve the desired results.
Ability to identify links between facts, ideas and situations that have no obvious connection.
It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.
To our veterans and separated service members, you’re at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you’ve gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you’ll consider sharing in our mission–you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.
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