GNC Project Manager, Global Product in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Responsible for overseeing project management of products in development & pre-development pipelines for GNC private label products. Responsible for process management and improvement for development & pre-development pipelines.

Responsible for the training, development and supervision of directly reporting subordinates and additional team members in regards to project management and processes of the department

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions

  • Managerial

  • Manage all aspects of Product Development Projects & Tasks, including supervision of subordinates.

  • Ensure work of subordinates is accurate, on time and fulfilling the goals of the department and company.

  • Provide guidance/training, trouble shooting and next steps where applicable

  • Project Management & Process Management: Products in the pipeline

  • Create and ensure project timelines & prioritization

  • Track & report project status

  • Conduct cost analysis

  • Facilitate every step in the process (project initiation, formulation review, quote approval, assist with flavor testing/approval, packaging specifications, label/artwork review, quality control review, shipment/transportation)

  • Continuous follow up & communication

  • Seek to develop improvements to processes or create processes where applicable

  • Pre Development: Raw Materials and New Product Concepts

  • Oversee processes & workflow for Pre Development functions which are facilitated by the Supervisor's direct report subordinate.

  • Communication & Reporting

  • Oversee timely & accurate completion of executive reports requested by Director on weekly and monthly basis. Reports will be generated by Supervisor's direct report subordinate.

  • Conduct vendor meetings via phone conference to obtain project status

  • Conduct internal meetings to report project status to the internal customer

  • Maintain accurate records (electronic and paper) of project details

    • Inform management immediately of any interruption/delay of the project's timeline.
  • Create & circulate necessary reports to various business units

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science or Arts

  • 5+ years of business experience plus proven ability to supervise/manage subordinates and provide guidance/training.

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree with specific experience in project management/product development for private label consumer packaged goods

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to lead individuals/teams and provide training/ resources necessary for subordinates' growth/success.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Computer: Excel (data storage, manipulation & analysis), Word and PowerPoint, Internet

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment in a highly organized fashion

  • Ability to work independently with little direction from management and accept a fluid/evolving environment

  • Ability to critically read technical documents/formulations, identify and troubleshoot challenges, and analyze next steps/timing

  • Ability to interact with sales, marketing, and technical professionals (scientists/manufacturing)

  • A passion for nutrition is a plus

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Associate Project Manager(s)

Work Environment / Travel / Physical Demands

  • Normal office environment

  • 20% Travel