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Job Title: Senior Project Manager - Portfolio Manager
Location: Solon, OH United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/19/2019
Expire Date: 11/19/2019
Job Categories: Engineering, Science, Environmental
Job Description
Senior Project Manager - Portfolio Manager
Experiences you will gain:
1. Driving I&R Objectives.
• Partner with the PMO Managers and NUSA Divisions to understand the NUSA I&R Portfolio
• Reconcile strategic business plan targets (revenue, profit) with current initiative pipeline, identify and communicate gaps along with gap-closing proposals

2. Proposing I&R Resources to deliver I&R Objectives and ensure that allocated Resources are balanced against the confirmed Envelopes.
• Highlight additional resources required to optimize the I&R Portfolio or support new projects.
• Facilitate choice, trade-offs, prioritization of projects and guides allocation of available Resources.

3. Evaluating and prioritizing I&R Projects (in the context of the I&R Portfolio) from an objective standpoint, and calibrating the assessment with Project and Leadership Teams.
• Confirm evaluation and prioritization criteria with the Leadership team.

2. Executing I&R Portfolio governance.
• Orchestrate review meetings on a relevant cycle for the I&R Portfolio.
• Objectively analyses the I&R Portfolio and highlights gaps versus I&R Objectives and targets.
• Proactively provides solutions to optimize the I&R Portfolio and guides Leadership Teams decisions.
• Effectively Communicate decisions and post-evaluation learnings of the I&R Portfolio to the relevant Leadership Teams.
• Provide status to the Leadership Team on Programs if they exist in the I&R Portfolio.
• Provide regular transparency on the I&R Portfolio to the Leadership Teams
• Drive continuous improvement in portfolio reporting (including technology platforms)

3. Managing projects and programs.
Apply project management principles to ensure the on-time launch and execution of complex projects (i.e. above market programs, breakthrough innovation, capital investment). Activities include:
• Leading the alignment of the strategy and approach for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project with key stakeholders
• Leading the definition and communication of project scope, objectives and expectations
• Identifying project resource requirements and escalating resource constraints
• Building and managing the project schedule, defining the critical path, tracking activities to ensure functional team members are meeting agreed upon deadlines, generating and communicating status reports, and escalating critical issues.
• Preventive management of roadblocks and generation of risk mitigation plans
• Providing transparency and communication on project status and risks to cross functional team members, Project Management Lead and Business Leadership Team

4. Managing processes:
Responsible for the application, execution, and continuous improvement of NUSA’s I&R processes.

5. Upskilling your skillset and being part of a highly-connected network. We can offer you Nestlι Day of Service, on-demand learning on our iLearn digitial learning platform, leadership development (Learning Circles, Lunch ‘N Learn), and physical spaces on our campuses that give you a moment to de-stress.

We offer you an environment that enables you to be your best-self: Huddle Rooms for quick chats, Meditation Rooms, Quiet Rooms, and snacks all day in the building hubs!

6. Perks… 401(k) with employer matching, Partental Leave (and Infant Nutrition Coupons), Healthy Rewards (personalized nutrional counseling), tuition reimbursement, Scholarship Program, Flex and Summer Hours (corporate campuses).

For the shoppers out there, we offer you Perks at Work, company store discounts on our delicious products, and Real Recognition (where you can use points to travel, buy luxury goods, etc.).

• Minimum BA/BS required
• Portfolio Management Certification required
• PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification preferred
• Minimum 10 years of cross-functional team experience, preferably at CPG. Applicable backgrounds including but not limited to Strategy, Marketing, Research & Development and Finance
• Minimum 3 year experience as a Portfolio Manager
• Project Management experience preferred
• Prior CPG experience preferred

• Brilliant at the basics (time management, results focus, communication skills, organization skills)
• Ability to manage multiple projects and teams concurrently is necessary
• Effectively collaborates and influences people at all levels in the organization through strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage conflict and drive resolution
• Flexibility and adaptability to perform in a high-volume, fast paced and dynamic environment
• Ability to drive for results through effective leadership and coaching skills
• Quick sifting abilities (focuses project team and stakeholders on the top priorities – can focus on high level and detail level, knowing which is appropriate)
• Ability to analyze data, identify links between facts, ideas and situations that have no obvious connection
• Ability to self-direct and manage ambiguity
• Lead by example to enable quicker decisions, energizing others by clarifying purpose/why, and stop projects without escalation

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Foods people love, brands people trust, and a career that feeds your future. At Nestlι USA, we provide high-quality products that are critical to living well. As individuals and teams, we accept strong leadership, make significant contributions, and support each other’s professional development. Join the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and help us deliver satisfying foods that consumers around the world enjoy throughout every phase of life. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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