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Global Innovation Portfolio & Project Manager

Date: Dec 25, 2021

Location: Brabrand, Central Region, DK, 8220

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

 

PURPOSE

 

Innovation is the key driver to deliver IFF Vision 2021 and beyond. Project Manager for IFF’s Nourish Innovation is a critical position in the global innovation group responsible for the end-to-end project delivery using a stage-gate process (Business Excellence).

 

Successful project management will require an organized and structured approach to formalize timelines and deliverables. This position will work closely with Innovation Leaders to assist with development and execution of innovation technologies and commercial implementation (both internally and externally).  This is a great opportunity for an energetic, passionate, organized and result-oriented individual for our global innovation team!   


Responsibility:

 

  • Responsible for the end-to-end project delivery of multiple innovation initiatives in accordance to the Business Excellence stage-gate process.  
  • Initiate, plan, execute, monitor and track project plan and metrics of complex innovation projects across I,C & D 
  • Prioritize innovation and key commercial projects and resources, recognize interdependencies, remove barriers, tackle technical hurdles and bring products to the market
  • Manage division wide projects as a community manager, socializing the  launch and benefits
  • Concurrently manage numerous programs, projects, and cross-functional  initiatives
  • Facilitate project status meetings, capture meeting minutes, reports status to innovation and technical leaders, sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Manage traceability of innovation projects: documentation, project history and organizational knowledge. 
  • Develop and utilize centralized methodologies, tools, templates for reporting and reducing bureaucracy. 
  • Conduct multiple financial analyses for decision making. 
  • Create high quality visually compelling metrics reports, including revenue, adoption (pipeline & submission). Utilize business accumen to derive insights, apply the right visual elements that complements content and provide right oversight to guide business on technology uptake. 
  • Manage traceability of innovation projects: documentation, project history and organizational knowledge. 
  • Develop and utilize centralized methodologies, tools, templates for reporting and reducing bureaucracy. 
  • Conduct multiple financial analyses for decision making. 
  • Create high quality visually compelling metrics reports, including revenue, adoption (pipeline & submission). Utilize business accumen to derive insights, apply the right visual elements that complements content and provide right oversight to guide business on technology uptake. 
  • Create & maintain communication documents for project status, project documentation to internal business and techincal project stakeholders 
  • Draft powerpoints with an excellent grasp of design elements to create visually appealing material directed towards senior and executive leadership.  
  • Maintain excellent communication both vertically and horizontally within organization, e.g project leads and members, sponsors and  stakeholders within and across organization to ensure smooth running of the Innovation projects. 
  • Ensure alignment of initiatives, liaise and actively collaborate with stakeholders in cross-functional teams and drive results to maintain project delivery according to timelines.

Job Requirements

 

•    Bachelors or Masters in Applied Science or Business is preferred
•    Must have 5+ years in flavor, food ingredients or related industry
•    Formal Project Management training is a Plus
•    Proficiency with either Waterfall or Agile environment
•    Experience with product life cycle management 
•    Skilled (expert level) with visual graphics, art and design, digital marketing & PowerPoint is preferred
•    Must have demonstrated interpersonal effectiveness and emotionally intelligent communication skills to communicate, persuade, influence, and handle challenging conversations effectively.
•    Possess effective leadership, influencing, and relationship-building skills with an emphasis on team culture, morale, engagement, and retention.
•    Must be a go-getter, agile, and not afraid of change management


Routine Contacts:

•    Global Leader, Nourish PPMO    •    Global Nourish PPMO Team
•    VP, Global Innovation, Creation and Design    •    R&D Platform Leads
•    VP R&D, Nourish    •    Global Regulatory Affairs
•    VP, Global Category, Marketing    •    Legal
•    VP, Global Key Accounts    •    Global Marketing 
•    Global Leaders: Re-Imagine, Re-Master, Product Lines & Category Innovation    •    Global Procurement 
•    Global Leader, Creative Foundations
•    Global Leader Product Experience    •    Sensory & Consumer Insights 
•    Global Director, Creation & Design    •    Major Customers, Vendors, Partners

 

Please apply asap as we consider applicants as they come in. 

 

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