Senior Manager, Project Management and Commercialization

Vital Proteins

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Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team, where job titles and hierarchy are meaningless, is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. Vital Proteins seeks to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan.


The Sr.Manager of Project Commercialization is responsible for the Project Management Office and Commercialization of New Products.   The successful candidate will implement, lead and manage the Project Management department with Stage Gate Process.  This position requires robust experience in project/program planning and management, stage gate processes, developing and maintaining a governance board and executing reporting throughout the organization.   The main functions of this job will be threefold: 1. Maintaining the PMO through governance, alignment and reporting 2. Execution of project/program management including timelines, resource allocation and budgets 3. Stage Gate management, improvement and optimization in a rapidly changing environment. This role will report out of the West Loop office and report the the Marketing Director, Innovations.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Plan, develop and roll-out key PMO processes and procedures for new product launches and company initiatives
  • Continue to look for improvement strategies and ability to critically provide feedback to respective teams
  • Manage the governance of the PMO process and procedures, be comfortable communicating cross departmentally and hold team accountable to projects and deadlines
  • Develop and manage project plans, timelines, budgets and then, present the data clearly, concisely and accurately to necessary stakeholders involved
  • Structure and oversee internal governance department

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7+ years of proven experience in various aspects of project/program management
  • Strong skills in project/program management and PMO tools such as MS Project, Planview, Clarity
  • Strong project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk management experience
  • Prior CPG experience preferably in the health and wellness space
  • PMP certification is preferred, and prior stage gate experience is a plus
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess leadership (taking initiative, motivating, mentoring), interpersonal skills (relating to others), dedication (taking ownership, meeting deadlines, prioritization), communication (strong written and verbal communications), and have a positive attitude
  • Proven ability of working in a team environment and in virtual teams
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