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Project Manager

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Role Summary                           


The Senior Project Manager has primary responsibility of leading multi-functional teams to successfully execute complex projects by defining, planning, and tracking key project deliverables. They are responsible for identifying key resources and providing the direction required for meeting the project objectives.  They may also be tapped to lead large corporate projects related to mergers and plant needs.

They will also be responsible for Portfolio Management of the SBUs they are responsible for and lead Portfolio Review/Prioritization meetings to ensure effective resource management and project prioritization as needed.

As a senior leader, they will also have one  or more Associates supporting them. They will be responsible for coaching and developing their direct reports and have overall accountability for successful execution of all PMO led projects within their SBUs. They will also be responsible for working with the PMO Group Leader to develop and lead PMO process/systems improvements

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities  

  • ·Manage a portfolio of projects across several SBUs while understanding not only the intricacies of each project but how they interact and where synergies lie.

  • ·Establish clear priorities among activities and drive SBU leaders’ priorities throughout the portfolio.

  • ·Lead multi-functional teams to manage Project Plans (Prepare, track, recommend, analyze, and adjust) to successfully execute complex projects.

  • ·Ensure projects are resourced appropriately and that functional SME’s are used as required.

  • ·Manage risk, initiate avoidance activities, and establish contingency plans.

  • ·Perform ‘Lessons Learned’ after major launches and drive learnings into the management of future projects

  • ·Manage changes to preserve business plan commitments. Initiate management reviews if objectives change.

  • ·Arbitrate and resolve conflict.

  • ·Ensure all team members understand their roles and accept their responsibilities.

  • Assist the PMO Group Leader with Stage Gate preparations

  • ·Provide input to help continuously improve the effectiveness of the PMO.

  • ·Coach and develop junior PMs.

Education and Experience                                                          

  • BA/BS Degree (science preferred, but not required) from an accredited institution

  • 10+ years CPG industry experience (preferably R&D, Operations or Engineering)

  • OTC or regulated product categories experience plus.

  • PMI certified preferred but not required

  • Required able to work in person (New Yersey)

  • Required experience with multifunctional teams

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel Spreadsheets, Word, etc.)

  • Experience successfully leading a portfolio of complex projects

  • Experience leading multi-functional team in a matrix organization

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills with experience presenting to Sr. Management.

  • Exceptional troubleshooting and problem resolution skills

  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills

  • Project Management skills (MS Project, Gantt charts, cross-functional leadership).

  • Experience with a Stage and Gate product development process

  • Experience managing direct reports



COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENT*: To support the health and safety of our team members, successful candidates for employment in this role must (1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to have submitted proof of vaccination status, or (2) request and receive an approved accommodation based on medical circumstances or sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances.

*Only applicable for Corporate positions based in Princeton, NJ and Ewing, NJ

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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