The Commercialization Project Manager is responsible for leadership and coordination of cross-functional teams to enable effective execution of new product development projects. The position acts as a liaison between the leadership team/project teams and is responsible for project navigation and leading teams through critical checkpoints, including analysis and prioritization of risks and opportunities.
The ideal candidate should employ effective problem solving and should be able to easily adapt in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment where priorities shift from day to day. The candidate should be an objective leader representing cross-functional team members by connecting through positive and respectful interactions. Be approachable, listen actively and stay open to new ideas.
Essential Job Functions:
Lead weekly cross-functional team meetings and ensure information is shared appropriately with leadership team
Communicate progress and flag delays in timelines by understanding the critical path of the project at hand
Analyze cause and effect of timeline changes
Identify actionable items and update trackers for: regulatory, formulas, graphics, SAP
Create basic SAP data & update tracker
Create New Product Worksheets & prioritize tracker
Complete manufacturing extensions
Validate BOM setup
Work with Project Specialist on:
Coordination of artwork fulfillment (die lines, trays, carriers, film, proofing, etc.)
Spec sheets & “Official Spec Worksheet”
3D render process for both in-house & outsourced requests
Maintain creative, high performing, motivated cross-functional teams through challenging, direction setting, coaching and execution in everyday team interactions
Willing to hold others accountable
Learn the ability to focus on the “ big picture” and manage timelines by:
Connecting all dots and understand key cross-functional dependencies
Uncover roadblocks & define critical paths
Anticipate problems and create contingency plans
Identify resource constraints
Possess strong emotional intelligence, facilitative leadership and communication skills:
Model calm, poised leadership in entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment
Able to take ambiguous situations and add structure and clarity for the team
Have a solid understanding of the Monster Energy Company structure, stakeholders, intercompany process
Take ownership and responsibility for actions, behaviors and contributions
Excellent execution and performance management skills and is results-driven
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, business planning and project organization
Ability to create credibility and trust with senior executive team and work/interact effectively with individuals throughout the organization
Highly motivated, self-directed professional with demonstrated ability to bring immediate value to a business
Commitment to an open and hard-working culture with a real sense of urgency.
A “make things happen” attitude.
Proficiency with analytical and presentation tools (Excel and PowerPoint) other project management/team collaboration tools.
10-12 years of cross-functional team leadership and project management experience in consumer packaged goods or a related business function is essential. New product development/commercialization or brand management experience is preferred
Minimal travel required (<10%).