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Title

Senior Project Manager, International Expansion 

Location Seventh Generation, Inc.  
Open Date 9/25/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
About the Organization Seventh Generation is the nation's leading brand of household and personal care products that help protect human health and the environment. We believe our products are healthier solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home-and for the community and environment outside of it.

We offer full time employees comprehensive health insurance coverage, education and training, a variety of flexible work arrangements, local health club membership, a robust wellness program supporting employees and their families and meaningful incentives to promote reducing each person's carbon footprint. These are just some of the ways we support and promote our community members. In addition, we are a dog-friendly office, located in Burlington, VT overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain.  
Description

OVERVIEW

As the Senior Project Manager, you will provide project leadership for all work required to implement Seventh Generation’s fast-paced and ambitious strategic product plan, including product introductions and transitions across the Seventh Generation portfolio and expansion into international markets. Specifically: support business leaders in achieving company goals by creating and managing stage gate document preparation, project schedules, workflows among interdepartmental contributors, identifying risks and otherwise ensuring that Project Management best practices are followed.

You will ensure that work is prioritized appropriately and that each product transition is completed on time, on budget, and within the defined scope. Hold project teams accountable to established process guidelines and ensure clear lines of communication between team members and across the organization.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

  • Lead the new product development process with a large cross-functional team, including global Unilever teams.
  • Lead development of stage gate documents with the cross-functional team, with an eye toward portfolio balance.
  • Partner with Brand Managers and other cross functional team members to define project scope, action standards, CapEx requirements, quality plan, supply chain considerations and other applicable criteria
  • Partner with business leaders, including Brand Managers, to create and manage comprehensive project plans for new product development projects & other projects across the business.
  • Ensure that work is completed on schedule and within budget, keeping team members on task.
  • Effectively communicate project status and expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Plan and facilitate recurring project team meetings and publish tracking reports for all active projects.
  • Successfully collaborate with R&D, Sourcing, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Finance and Quality to ensure that optimal processes are in place and followed according to the project plan.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and develop contingency plans.
  • Define and report against project success criteria.
  • Assess project workloads across the organization and recommend resource prioritization accordingly.
  • Work with the PMO Manager & others to upgrade and implement processes and procedures to support product introductions and transitions, and provide strategic input to the project management function.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and shared appropriately.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

 
Position Requirements

  • 4 - 6 years of project management experience.
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.
  • Process-oriented, yet flexible and capable of creating new processes as needed.
  • Mastery of schedule and timeline management.
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated success leading and working within cross-functional teams.
  • Able to positively influence others and take responsibility for outcomes.
  • Team player with a positive attitude and a capacity for rapid change.
  • Ability to understand and consider financial scenarios (e.g. product P&Ls, ROI analyses, etc).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Project.
  • PMP certification a plus.
  • Must exhibit a passion for Seventh Generation’s mission, vision and values.
 
EOE Statement Seventh Generation is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law.  

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