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Junior 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.

Do you have experience managing projects in the FMCG sector? Do you have a project management qualification? Are you an excellent communicator?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Junior Project Manager to join our team based in Folkestone, Kent (with 50% on site and 50% working from home).

Our Project Management team is responsible for supporting the organisation to deliver New Products effectively and efficiently, on time, in full and on cost. The Junior Project Manager is responsible for the professional project management of new product launches and product changes within a portfolio of projects, governed via a Stage Gate process. Leading cross functional teams in Europe and other international Church & Dwight organisations, you will be responsible for overseeing projects from initial feasibility through to launch implementation. This role will also include management of R&D and Supply Chain projects across our European organisation.

You have responsibility for operational task management of the project teams that you manage but no direct line management responsibility.  To be successful you need to manage the project team effectively:

  • Demonstrate good communication with team members

  • Effective team building and human interrelationships

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for driving project “on time, in full and on cost” delivery. Overall project leadership for a portfolio of projects across several brands, working to a Stage Gate process.   Taking responsibility of the project following Stage Gate business case or charter approval.

  • Facilitate the definition of project goals, objectives, scope, milestones and deliverables.

  • Ensuring full feasibility analyses (technical and commercial assessment) are conducted to include all aspects of the project. Define project tasks and resource requirements with the project team and resource management.

  • Develop the project schedule and manage the project against it.

  • Ensure project risks are assessed, managed and mitigated as part of the project plan. 

  • Review risks and changes in risk status as part of routine progress reporting and project meetings.

  • Project progress reporting both in written reports and presentations at all levels within the organisation – both in Europe and internationally.

  • Running of regular project team meetings, assigning and tracking actions.

  • Change management & change control – identifying and recording change and assessing the impact on the project fundamentals of time, cost, quality and scope.

  • Coordinate the creation of Master Data to ensure that new products are set-up, live and costed on the SAP system on time.  For in-house produced products, responsibility for seeing that Bills of Material are created, approved and loaded in a timely manner.

  • When required, supporting the EU PMO Team with Master Data & Bill of Material Creation across all brands.

  • Manage smooth transition from project to first production and on-going production

  • On conclusion of project, conduct project evaluations, lessons learned and communicate results.

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing projects, ideally within the FMCG sector or a comparable industry. In addition, they will:

  • Project Management qualification: External certification (e.g. IPMA, APM, PMI, Prince2) is desirable, but not required.

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Effective communicator at all levels. Good presentation skills and ability to conduct effective meetings and presentations with large teams.

  • Bias for action, with a professional and positive approach - a can do attitude with a willingness to go the extra mile when required

  • Dynamic, self-motivated and self sufficient

  • Ability to cope with pressure, assertive and adaptable

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus, life assurance cover and membership of a health cash plan.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.co.uk/

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to jobs@churchdwight.com. Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to jobs@churchdwight.com or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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