Bayer Sr. Project Manager in Whippany, NJ, New Jersey
Your tasks and responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of this role, Sr. Project Manager are;
The selected candidate will represent Product Supply on the project team in support of "Local-Global" and "Global" New Product Development (NPD) projects working closely with the R&D project manager (for a defined group of Brands). Responsible for project managing all Product Supply specific tasks (sourcing, final structure and graphics definition, change control, artwork execution, production tooling, all planning tasks, all validation tasks, product manual development, QA release, and the deployment). Assume overall project management ownership after project has been approved by senior management. On "Local" NPD projects, this position is responsible for all aspects of project management of all new product launches for a defined group of Brands. In addition to the tasks noted above for Local Global and Global projects, this position is also responsible for managing all NPD gate review activities, development activities, stability studies, methods transfer, etc. for local projects. Project manages all production site transfers, line extensions, bonus packs, and changes to existing products for a defined group of Brands as assigned. For all projects noted above, ensure that; • Project objectives are clearly defined and communicated across functional team is organized; • Technical, logistical, and supply chain requirements are identified; • Meetings are conducted efficiently with agendas and timely minutes; • Project timelines are developed and used as a tool throughout the project lifecycle; • Project management related Agile and Synaps tasks are completed as required; • Risks and contingencies are identified and communicated; • Senior management is kept aware of project status, resource conflicts, and any project risks that arise; • Identifies root causes and corrective actions for project deviations, including facilitating problem resolution between initiators and implementation teams; • Coordination and execution of packaging related licensing and trademark agreements partnering with Legal, Procurement, and others; • Principal product supply point of contact for new product launch ideas for a defined group of Brands. Act as a resource and sounding board for the Marketing team when brainstorming or evaluating potential new products; • Provide guidance and mentoring to lower level project managers.
Who you are
• BS/BA in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or equivalent; • 10 or more years experience in OTC, nutritional supplement, or other consumer products environment is required; • 5 or more years proven capability leading cross-functional project teams; • Basic understanding of legal, regulatory and GMP requirements in an OTC drug and/or nutritional supplement environment; • Proven experience in production planning, logistics, forecasting and/or procurement; • Organizational skills necessary to plan, support, and lead complex projects; • Ability to use Microsoft Projects, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; • Influencing and negotiating skills; • Ability to drive for results; • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization; • PMI certification is a plus.
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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