The Project Manager role is responsible for a wide range of tasks to support the efficiency, profitability, and professionalism of the company. The Project Manager will direct the functions within his/her responsibility and coordinate with various departments to ensure clear communication and effective execution of responsibilities at the direction of senior management.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead project management for new product initiatives
Assist Quality Assurance setting up finished product specifications
Collaborate with accounting to establish standard costs and analyze and report purchase price variance (PPV) performance
Responsible for purchasing materials within standard cost and material requirements planning (MRP) tools
Responsible for negotiating with suppliers to improve material costs and minimize impact of cost increases
Responsible for setting up and maintaining MRP parameters
Coordinate creation and maintaining sales forecast with sales department
Coordinate production planning and scheduling with production staff
Responsible for sourcing new packaging materials and finding new suppliers for existing products to reduce costs and risk to supply disruptions
Attend trade events as required to support sales
Function in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency and individual accountability
Strong interpersonal and team building skills
Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy
Strong communication skills, written & oral
Strong negotiating skills
QUALIFICATIONS OR EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED
Education: Bachelors Degree required
Experience: 5+ years experience in project management, purchasing, business administration or related field
Experience with a food manufacturer or distributor a plus
Strong Microsoft computer skills including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook
Working environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will generally work in an office environment. Some tasks may require working in a manufacturing environment where appropriate attire and safety equipment are required.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.