Project Manager


Manufacturing and Production

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Evansville, IN - (USA) 915 N. Green River Road IN Evansville , IN 47715

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We are currently recruiting for a Project Manager. This role is expected to last through June 2021. If you have these qualifications, sign up at, attach your resume and call us at 812.429.7321

Role Purpose:

The purpose of the Project Manager, External Product Development is to lead project execution and management for a range of projects developed by external product development partners.

You will be responsible to drive the cross-functional project team to achieve launch targets and milestones by doing the following:

* Lead project team meetings, managing across the cross-functional group to ensure all aspects of the project are meeting expectations (in terms of timings, spend and project objectives) and holding regular team reviews to discuss progress & issues

* Organize and update project plan and keep all functions accountable and informed

* Manage resources estimates, including forecasting spend estimates and time intensity necessary to deliver the project objectives

* Manage closely external resources (such as third-party suppliers), leading any project communications and ensuring a close link with the team to the project objectives

* Understand and communicate project risks, creating and aligning appropriate contingency plans and ensuring senior stakeholders are kept informed about significant risks and challenges

* Deliver regular updates on the project status to senior stakeholders, including accurate details on budget/spend, progress towards key milestones and specific risks to the project

* Ensure project records and documents are maintained on SharePoint/Teams for reference by team and others

Please note that the duties and responsibilities within this role may change over the course of employment, which will require flexibility


* Delivery of projects, through launch

* Alignment of new project requirements from innovation, external product development and/or other related category teams.


* Project delivery and on track timelines

* Input and direction from Category leadership teams

Key challenges:

* Identification and access to required expertise considering all aspects of the project

* Maintaining the portfolio management way of working and resourcing whilst delivering against objectives to create new growth engines

* Relationship management; including managing complex senior stakeholder and external partner relationship and expectation

* Flexibility to adapt to a changeable project and environment

* Legal and contractual compliance

* External partner management and guidance through RB process to meet requirements

Experience needed:

* Strong experience in project management with complex, cross-functional stakeholder management experience - professional qualifications (PMP, Six Sigma, Prince2, etc.) desired

* Bias for action - ability to turn thinking into output (a thinker and an achiever)

* High agility, with capacity to define, evaluate and takes risks & make appropriate compromise

* Confident in interacting with and influencing senior management

* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

* Very strong ability to synthesize information and simplify complex topics

* Commercial 'savvy' - good understanding of corporate and operational business issues and opportunities

* Very Strong rigor and planning skills