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Senior 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.

Are you an experienced Prince 2/PMP trained Senior Project Manager? Do you have experience leading a cross functional project team in a fast-paced environment?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have a vacancy for Senior Project Manager based at our UK head office in Folkestone, Kent, with 50% of the time working from home.

You may not be familiar with our company name, but you will be familiar with our range of household brands that cover healthcare, haircare and personal care categories. These include Batiste dry shampoo, Arm & Hammer toothpaste and Femfresh intimate wash and many more!

Our Project Management team focus on ensuring that New Product Development is efficiently delivered on time, in full and on cost. The Senior Project Manager will ensure the professionally project management of new product launches and product changes for a portfolio of projects determined via a Stage Gate process. Leading cross functional teams in Europe and other international Church & Dwight organisations, you will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects from initial feasibility through to launch implementation. Along with this you will have direct reports and be responsible for their growth and development.

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.  

  • 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 (not just cost). Define project tasks and resource requirements with the project team and resource management.

  • Develop the full-scale project schedule and manage the project against that schedule.

  • 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.

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

  • Change management & change control including the escalation of change issues that impact on the project fundamentals of time, cost, quality and scope.

  • Coordinate 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.

  • Manage smooth transition from project to first production and ongoing production; release meetings, including Quality department, to be held for all NPD projects.

  • Post Project evaluation, assessment and communication of results

  • Deputising for Head of PMO where required, in Exec meetings, status update calls etc.

The ideal candidate will have excellent demonstrable project management experience within a similar industry (ideally FMCG or Manufacturing) and be Prince 2 or PMP qualified (or equivalent). In addition, they will:

  • Have proven experience in managing innovation and new product development projects, particularly within the FMCG sector, to achieve successful project outcomes

    • Ability to manage complex cross functional projects

    • Experience in managing and mitigating risk.

    • Knowledge of MDR (Medical Device Regulation) is a significant advantage.

  • Be digitally savvy, with MS Project experience essential.

  • Have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Be an effective communicator at all levels, with good presentation skills and the ability to conduct effective meetings and presentations with large teams.

  • Have solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

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

  • Be dynamic, self-motivated and self sufficient

  • Have the ability to cope with pressure, assertive and adaptable

  • Be a critical and strategic thinker – always looking for opportunities to improve.

In return, we offer a competitive salary with 24 days annual leave, company performance related bonus, health cash plan, life assurance cover and highly competitive pension scheme.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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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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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

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 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 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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