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Manager, Project

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary

Direct the end-to-end commercialization and launch of new products for an assigned brand/ category to deliver within the specified time, cost and quality parameters. The role requires coordinating project activities for teams of 10+ individuals through extensive influence and effective partnerships across R&D, Brand Marketing, Customer Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, Finance, and all functions within Supply Chain (Procurement, Manufacturing, Planning, Customer Service, and Logistics). This role will be responsible for managing the delivery of multiple programs of varying complexity at any one time. This position has no direct reports.



  • Principal Accountabilities /Responsibilities:
    • Direct cross-functional teams in the development and implementation of a broad, coordinated set of projects and activities to meet the revenue, volume, growth, cost out, and quality priorities within a brand/category
    • Facilitate the definition of project scopes, goals, tasks, and resources requirements
    • Resolve or facilitate the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional groups
    • Develop methods to monitor project progress and provide corrective actions, as necessary.
    • Ensure that project scopes and timing take into consideration minimizing write offs and reducing complexity
    • Ensure that suitable risk assessment and contingency planning for key projects takes place, is communicated and agreed upon by all stakeholders and is acted on if necessary to keep the project on track or to accelerate the project if the business need exists.
    • Present crucial project updates and timelines to business leaders and key stakeholders.
    • Enable best practice sharing by ensuring all projects are properly closed out and key learning’s are documented.
  • Critical Skills
    • Experience directing the end-to-end commercialization of new products
    • Highly communicative.  Focused on pre-emptive problem solving with strong written and oral communication skills.
    • High energy. Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic business environment and deliver across multiple priorities.
    • Strong technical aptitude
    • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills; including coaching, expert team building, problem solving, & conflict resolution skills
    • Experience holding project teams and individuals accountable for delivering
    • Quickly identifies timeline conflicts and/or risks and successfully manages through timeline challenges.
    • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, ability to multi-task and take initiative
    • Project & Change Management experience (discipline, organization, planning, attention to detail, and communication tools)

Decision Making/Problem Solving

  1. Make or drive key decisions during the project management process with critical project milestones.
  2. Escalate project decisions to critical stakeholders, when necessary, to ensure project advancement.
  3. Ensure systems and processes are being adhered to


Education/Experience Requirements 

Bachelor's Degree- Science/Engineering, Quality, Logistics, Operations Management, Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing

5 years of relevant  (Business experience, including at least 3 years of Project Management Experience in a CPG industry) 


Other Preferred Experience

  • Project Management Certification– External certification (PMP, etc.)
  • Expert in Stage-Gate/Innovation Governance process
  • Experience in conducting trainings
  • Experience maintaining share point team sites and SmartSheet
  • Experience with implementing business process optimization







At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago