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Director Program Management

Company: Vida Group International
Location: Garland
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

As the leader of our team of internal Project Managers / Product Launch Managers, you will be a key member of the site leadership team responsible for the governance / oversight of all major site initiatives including but not limited to client related projects (new product innovation, raw material replacements, packaging upgrades, international expansion), business process improvements and capital investments.--Doing this will require a Program Management methodology to prioritize, track and manage the project pipeline with tools to help project owners and project managers effectively execute their projects.--By leveraging an effective pipeline tool, the individual in this role can facilitate a prioritization process in partnership with all key stakeholders including the business' senior leaders. You will be responsible for guiding and developing your team members while helping them resolve issues either directly with clients or in partnership with our Account Managers.--Partnership with the business' commercial / Account Management team is required to help ensure our operational strategy and execution activities align with the commercial needs of our clients.--Overall - this is a role that has responsibilities to support the day to day business while improving in partnership with all key stakeholders how the business operates.--The person in this role will support the development of a strategic plan to support the long term needs of the business in an efficient and scalable way.--Qualified candidates must possess a deep understanding of the complete product development process for personal care products, pharmaceuticals, food/beverage products and/or consumer package goods as well as deep experience with manufacturing.Key Accountabilities: * Provide coaching, leadership and guidance to the Project Managers / Product Launch Managers in both their daily work and career development objectives* Develop and drive prioritization of the approved project list based on various project metrics and with input from key stakeholders including the senior leadership team* Establish a governance structure to track and report on project / pipeline status including a mechanism for problem resolution* Develop, validate with key stakeholders and execute project timelines for new products including OTCs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics within the organization for a smooth execution and on time delivery of finished goods* Ensure follow up to confirm all key milestones are met and issue any alerts to all internal and external stakeholders* Partner with the Commercial team in client communications including status, general business items or open issues* Communicate and facilitate solution oriented discussions with all stakeholders* Ability to identify process improvement to continually improve performance, optimize quality, and increase agility for the NPD and other business processes* Establish governance structure to oversee major plant initiatives* Lead or oversee cross functional initiatives to improve site business processesTechnical Requirements & Personal Competencies: * Minimum of 5 years in a direct leadership role at a senior / facility level and minimum of 10 years of Project Management experience* Ability to lead the development, documentation, and implementation of new processes across NPD and daily production activitiesSAP experience preferred * Advanced Excel strongly recommended (Pivot tables, VLOOKUPs)* Program management experience managing, prioritizing and executing a portfolio of projects* Extensive project management experience including timelines, communication strategy, risk assessment and mitigation, and reporting.* Excellent problem solving abilities and root cause analysis experience* Must have strong written/verbal and communication and analytical skills.* Must demonstrate excellent business and personal ethics.* Must have strong leadership skills with relevant experience in manufacturing practices and dealing with internal/external customers.* Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.* Ability to interface with plant and corporate personnel at various organizational levels and external suppliers.* Ability to manage change, provide program management and achieve results* Demonstrated ability to develop others* Must thrive within a changing and rapidly growing business and organization. Experience in a contract manufacturing organization is a strong plus.Education: * Bachelor's Degree Required (technical discipline is preferred), MBA a plus* PMP Certification* Lean / Six-Sigma / Black Belt certification a plus*

Keywords: Vida Group International, Garland , Director Program Management, Executive , Garland, Texas

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