Commercialization Manager

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Project Management Job Number: Js606398122 Compensation: $90000-110000 / year

Job Description

Title: Commercialization Manager

Location: Elk Grove Village, IL

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • We are seeking a Project Manager to oversee various initiatives, including product innovation, customer-based projects, product changes, and cost savings opportunities. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in driving business growth, maintaining brand integrity, and spearheading efficiency initiatives.

Job Duties:
  • Lead commercialization projects, ensuring alignment of key resources at all organizational levels for timely project completion.
  • Utilize company processes and tools to manage multiple development projects from approval to customer delivery.
  • Clearly define, manage, and control project requirements, scope, and timelines, ensuring cross-functional alignment on objectives and deliverables.
  • Conduct effective project team meetings, fostering cross-functional collaboration, providing direction, outlining priorities, assigning tasks, and addressing project issues/risks.
  • Actively manage and communicate detailed project trackers, ensuring understanding of risks, issues, and activities among functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Report key project management metrics to various functions and levels, develop alternative options, and escalate issues and risks promptly.
  • Contribute to efficiency efforts, including SKU management, ingredient, and packaging consolidation.
  • Demonstrate ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and maintain organizational skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, food science, marketing, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of project management experience in the food industry; formal certification in Project Management (PMI or equivalent) is a plus.
  • Advanced PC skills using Microsoft Office products and MS Project, with the ability to generate graphs, presentations, and charts.
  • Proven track record of completing large and complex projects on time and within budget.
  • Ability to influence across business units and coordinate external/internal resources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of collaborating across all organizational levels and functional areas.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 
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