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United States, Darien, CT, Beauty Care

Project Manager - Zotos New Product Innovation

HENKEL IS FOR THOSE WHO STEP UP. DO YOU?

At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

YOUR ROLE

  • Provide leadership and management of product development projects - new products, restages, reformulations, product revisions and special projects, as needed
  • Responsible for project execution, including planning, tracking, and delivery to schedule - creating and tracking projects, providing detailed timelines, with complexity appropriate for each project, adding resources in CA Clarity project management software/system - communicating project updates and revisions to team 
  • Support teams at Gate Review meetings looking to proceed to next Phase – providing Project Financials, Milestone Charts and contributing to Risk/Mitigation Plans
  • Balancing best practice with reason and technical understanding for optimal execution
  • Review product information, including product requirements, COG's, forecasts, pricing, and BOM's for completeness and accuracy - always looking for cost savings 
  • Process Development/Improvement – always looking to improve/streamline NPD processes as well as creating processes where they may not yet exist
  • Provide project overview/status at Core Team meetings and coordinate New Product Development meetings, bringing team members together to review specific projects, issues, risks, concerns as needed or requested - outlining next steps
  • Assist Clarity users with login and navigation (screens, processes/workflows, status) as well as trouble-shooting

YOUR SKILLS

  • Bachelor's degree required - technical discipline preferred 
  • Knowledge of CA Clarity or similar project management system desired
  • High level project management skills required, PMP certification a plus
  • 3-5 years project management experience preferred, with moderate level of business acumen required to articulate project impacts to cost and profit  
  • Consumer packaged goods, consumer goods or manufacturing experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix global environment 
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities, as needed, always with attention to detail
  • Experience working with ERP systems (SAP preferred) and office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 190004KE