Kettle Cuisine

Project Manager-Commercialization

  • Location:   Lynn, MA
  • Position Type:   FT

Job Summary:

The Project Manager will provide leadership to enable effective execution to all cross- functional teams as they support and manage the process of commercializing new products and product optimization throughout all Kettle Cuisine sites.

Essential Functions: Support and lead cross-functional teams in the execution of new product development and product/ packaging and process optimization projects

Partner with cross functional stakeholders to develop a project plan; creating detailed timelines to ensure a successful product launch

Ensure accuracy of data input by cross-functional stakeholders within the NPD portal

Coordinate post- launch product reviews to identify opportunities for optimization and course correction, lessons learned and best practices that can be applied to future product launches

Assist Director of Commercialization with identifying product launches at risk and communicating overall prioritization to the cross-functional teams

Demonstrate responsible and professional business leadership holding cross-functional team members accountable for project deliverable deadlines Continuously look for ways to improve the commercialization and change management processes Coach and train the cross-functional team on best practices, processes and procedures and ensure they are being followed

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelors degree in any relevant field, preferably with a science/ business/ technical background Broad knowledge of food production industry helpful, but not mandatory.

Demonstrated ability to problem solve through collaboration with cross-functional teams

Must be conscientious, accurate, detail oriented, organized and a team player

Ability to quickly learn new systems/procedures.

Must know how to utilize all resources available, be willing to learn and accept changing priorities -

Adept at meeting deadlines Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills

Strong PC skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Project management and/or CRM software skills a plus.

Strong demonstrated project management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines.

Ability to lead cross-functional groups while managing their own agenda in a fast- paced environment Required attributes Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team

Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders Creative problem solving and strong analytical skills Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once

Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect

CORE VALUES Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in its people, products, and reputation. Each employee is expected to understand and live our Core Values every day.

Honor Food We create and produce the best tasting, safest, all-natural recipes that strive for perfection in every batch, from bench to kettle

Honor Each Other We seek to develop trusting, respectful and mutually rewarding relationships with all our team members and business partners

Honor Development We recognize and nurture each others talents, strengths, and interests in order to further strengthen and grow our team

Honor Innovation We continually strive for creative and sustainable ways to achieve excellence

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