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Project Manager
Summary
Title:Project Manager
ID:6774
Department:Innovation
Location:Kansas City, MO (RSC Corporate Headquarters)
Classification:Regular
Status:Full-Time
Description

Position Purpose:

Russell Stove Chocolates is seeking a motivated, engaged Project Manager to join our Innovation team.  The Project Manager will report to the Senior Manager of PMO to plan, direct, and coordinate activities concerned with the development and launch of new products into our portfolio.  The Project Manger participates in the conceptual development of the new product development projects for confection, packaging, displays and design.  The Project Manager will oversee project scheduling, budgeting and implementation while ensuring project objectives are met. 

        Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage Critical Path Schedule Timelines for multiple projects simultaneously (new product development and product renovation projects)
  • Facilitate cross-functional product development meetings to ensure each department’s deliverables are completed on time and risks are properly escalated
  • Communicate regularly with various departments on upcoming deliverable dates to drive accountability
  • Focus the team on the goals of the project from conception to launch
  • Monitor and document project goals, milestones & deliverables
  • Produce reports and project health analysis and present to senior management and other key stakeholders

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study (Project Management, Business Administration, Marketing, etc)
  • PMP certification a plus

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience managing new product development projects in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication to drive clarity and alignment
  • Excellent computer skills:  Microsoft Office suite and MS Project
  • Must have the ability to both work autonomously and be equally passionate about working with a large cross functional team
  • Outstanding attention to detail and the ability to work in an organized manner
  • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks to meet tight timelines across multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work with senior executives, department heads and managers, as well as mentor co-workers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the food industry manufacturing environment
  • Smartsheet software experience
 
Russell Stover Chocolates is a leader in the manufacturer of boxed chocolates. The company’s three brands – Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s are sold throughout the United States through company-owned retail stores and 70,000 wholesale accounts. After nearly 100 years in operation the company manufactures approximately 100 million pounds of chocolate candies each year in its proud tradition of being “Made in America” and “Handcrafted in Small Batches”.

In September 2014, Russell Stover Chocolates was acquired by Lindt and Sprungli, the world leader in premium chocolates. This was the largest acquisition in the history of Lindt and Sprungli which has operations in over 40 countries across the globe. Russell Stover Chocolates joins sister companies Lindt USA and Ghirardelli to form a powerful confectionery triad in North America.

Employment by Russell Stover Chocolates is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Russell Stover Chocolates is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer.
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