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Mgr., Process and New Product Introduction

Company: Careerbuilder-US
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Process & New Product Introduction Manager will be the key contact and subject matter expert for the technological/ food process supporting multiple operations. This role will be responsible for technological plant support as well as the industrialization process for new or renovated product and packaging to ensure manufacturing readiness. They will lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects from start to finish - collaborating with key stakeholders to plan requirements, manage project schedules, identify risks and communicate with cross-functional partners across the company. --- Coordinate activities of Product and Process engineers in each plant to align with company priorities --- Lead the education on technical/ process aspects to maximize line efficiencies and autonomous maintenance of production lines --- Network with peers across subsidiaries to enhance/ transfer knowledge. Project Management --- Plan and execute operations development activities and ensure transition to production within cost, quality, and capacity parameters. --- Pursues all cost saving opportunities to maximize project profitability. Develops project test plans, schedules, and budgets for new and changing products or packaging. --- Conducts weekly cross functional meetings. Consolidates, and presents plans and progress reports relating to business aspects of the project(s). --- Propose changes to current processes or timelines after soliciting expert input. Product and Packaging Process --- Lead industrialization process through collaboration with Marketing, Operations, R&D and Packaging Engineers to create critical path analysis, preparing and implementing work-around plans to ensure the successful completion of projects. --- Ensures trial and test results are properly communicated to the appropriate teams and document learnings/procedure for production ramp. --- Ability to understand and drive the manufacturing process in order to maximize trial results/ ramp-up. --- Capture project goals from cross functional team of Operations, Design, Marketing and Engineering. --- Liaises between manufacturing facilities and project teams to ensure materials are obtained and trials are scheduled and executed --- Leads the on-site team at the manufacturing facilities to confirm all operation-focused project delivery, quality and cost metrics are met through development cycle --- Monitors and assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives. Basic Qualifications --- Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, food science, operations, logistics, or equivalent experience. --- Five (5) years or more experience in Engineering and Manufacturing in a new product industrialization (NPI) role --- Two (2) years or more experience --- Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) --- Travel up to 35%-domesticJob Requirements:BS/BS plus several years experience in new product introduction-leadership in the food/beverage/packaging manufacturing field.

Keywords: Careerbuilder-US, Kansas City , Mgr., Process and New Product Introduction, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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