Chaucer Foods
Published
June 21, 2024
Location
Forest Grove, Oregon
Job Type
Exempt Status
Exempt
Reports To
COO

Description

Background

Chaucer Foods is category leader in freeze-dried fruit for segments like snacks, drinks, cereals, and baby/toddler/kids in retail channels like club, grocery, and big box.

The Americas team is scaling up and looking for an experienced commercial project manager to launch new products, leading projects from start to launch. You will manage projects in multidisciplinary teams with NPD, production, sourcing, supply chain, finance, QA/RA, marketing and sales. You will be working closely with all different departments, collaborating in a global team, bringing it all together.

The Chaucer Foods team is very international, collaborative, with a strong can-do mentality. Since the projects are complex, detailed, and fast-paced, it is important to have a proven record of project management and a naturally structured way of working to be successful in this role.

Role & Responsibilities

The Commercial Project Manager’s primary role is to manage the total portfolio of projects and lead projects from start to launch in store. Responsibilities of the role are:

  • Leading commercial projects in multidisciplinary teams internally
  • Coordinating launch of new products with sales and customers externally
  • Managing the projects in Salesforce internally, and in customer portals externally
  • Elements that need to be coordinated in the commercial projects are (not limited to): launch planning, new product development, cost- and sales price calculations, packaging, capacity, production planning, availability of raw materials, sample management, certifications, nutritional and ingredient statements, claims, and more.
  • Generating customer and consumer insights via retail data (SPINS/IRI/Nielsen)
  • Leading and coordinating regular (bi-weekly) Project Portfolio meetings
  • Coordinating/engaging in trade shows, customer events and customer meetings

Requirements:

  • Team player and passionate to collaborate with people
  • Highly organized with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to create smooth interpersonal relationships
  • Strong multi-tasking qualities and the ability to prioritize and work independently in a virtual and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work cross functionally within the Americas and global organization
  • Bachelor’s degree or certification in a relevant course

Experience:

  • 5+ years of working experience in commercial project (portfolio) management
  • Understanding of consumer products /Food & Beverages industry
  • Experienced in project management in a system like Salesforce
  • Skilled in translating data into customer/NPD insights (e.g. SPINS/IRI/Nielsen data)
  • Customer facing experience and proven successful in managing customer portals for existing and new product development for national and regional retailers in the US

Location:

The role is remote within the United States, with regular for-purpose travel to customers, trade shows and our offices in Los Angels (Encino) and Forest Grove, OR.

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