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Sr Project Manager - R&D

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 for defining, planning, tracking and managing the project(s) they are assigned. He/she is responsible for identifying key resources and providing the direction required for meeting the project objectives. He/she is also responsible for ensuring appropriate management, customer and supplier involvement throughout the life of the project.  A Sr Manager may also have 1 or more Associate supporting him or her and may also be tapped to lead large corporate projects related to mergers and plant needs.  He/She will also be responsible for Portfolio Management across and entire SBU in so far as ensuring all relevant aspects are being done & facilitating where possible (project ranking, resource management, analyses, etc).

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities  

Project Manager Responsibilities:

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

·Ensure projects are resources appropriately and that functional SME’s are used as required

·Manage Project Plans (Prepare, track, recommend, analyze, and adjust)

·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 change to preserve business plan commitments. Initiate management reviews if objectives must change

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

·Arbitrate and resolve conflict

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


oProviding input to help continuously improve the effectiveness of the PMO

oMentoring Associate PM’s

Education and Experience                                                          

BS Degree (science preferred, but not required) or alternatively 20 years industry relevant experience

PMI certified preferred but not required

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



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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