Nellson Nutraceutical, LLC
  • 20-Jul-2017 to 18-Sep-2017 (MST)
  • Business Process & Strategy
  • Anaheim, CA, USA

Nellson is the only full-service bar and powder nutrition provider, but we are also something more. We are committed to moving nutrition forward andmaking an impact within the nutrition industry. We consider it our privilege to make nutritious, safe products that enhance our customers' business and their consumers' lives.

POSITION SUMMARY:

A NPI manager is responsible to lead/execute/ensure all New Product Introduction (NPI) launches are managed, monitored, and executed flawlessly. The individual will work with all teams involved in NPI process such as R&D, Ops, Finance, Sales, Customer Service, Purchasing, and Quality to manage the stage gate process, and ensure smooth transitions of product from development to commercialization.  This individual will record data, build timelines, and hold all parties accountable for meeting their commitments to this process.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Initial:

  • Support commercialization process redesign and future state implementation, including preparation and organization of workshops, documentation of findings and formulation of optimized process.
  • Substantially contribute to the design and creation of meeting cadences and documentation guidelines and platforms (FORUM meetings, NPI meetings).
  • Support the development and improvement of the project progress tracking, project standardization, and tracking tools.

Continuous: 

  • Collaborate with sales, R&D, supply chain (purchasing, planning and logistics) and manufacturing to support the commercialization process. Management of 10-20 projects at a time.
  • Monitor and document project progress, and intervene when major obstacles arise.
  • Assume major role in the documentation of lessons learned and creation of future improvement processes.
  • Serve as a center figure to support project progress and communication between various departments.
  • Identify process bottlenecks and contribute to the solution of problems and challenges.
  • Support the reviews, upon completion of new product introductions, to verify product performance ( manufacturability, quality, financial) as projected
  • Responsible for project portfolio reporting, resource tracking for all project related activities.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Highest level of integrity and care for customer/food safety, employee health and safety, and the company overall.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Superior ability to generate ideas and address customer requirements in collaboration with sales department.
  • Solid competency in communication skills, teamwork and willingness to continue education to keep abreast of advances in technology.
  • Ability to lead others. Responsibility includes mentoring/leading project teams.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Self-directed, change agent, energizer, technically proficient (self manages)
  • Visions / strategizes while driving directives at a granular level
  • Highly organized / proven multi-tasker
  • Proven leadership skills engages staff but with confidence and authority
  • Mobilizer can quickly assess a situation, required resources and drive execution
  • Hands-on, collaborative, high energy, confidence, and strategic agility

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in project-management and support. Food industry experience preferable.
  • PM certification preferred, equivalent project management experience acceptable.
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or achievement in prior roles in Business Development, R&D, Supply Chain, or other similar functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs that have required presentations and reviews to company senior leadership, board and/or to customers.
  • Demonstrated industry-specific knowledge and capability to lead large number of projects from concept development through production launch.
  • Solid understanding of multiple technologies and customer sub-markets. Nutritional bar / powder industry experience preferable.
  • Proficient in computer tools and systems (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with project management software tools (e.g. Microsoft Project, Accolade, Oracle PPM, etc.) is useful.
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