Project Manager, Commercialization at 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 is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. At Vital Proteins, our mission is to empower our company, team, and customers to live a full, vibrant life. We seek 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.


Role: ​

The Vital Proteins family is looking to welcome a driven & passionate Project Manager, Innovation to join our team. This position requires experience in project management, stage gate processes, and deliver reporting throughout the organization. This role will report out of the West Loop office and report the Vice President of Innovation.


What you will be responsible for:

  • Develop and manage project plans, timelines, budgets and then, present the data clearly, concisely and accurately to necessary stakeholders involved

  • Support and execute key PMO processes and procedures for new product launches and company initiatives

  • Be comfortable communicating cross departmentally and hold team accountable to projects and deadlines

  • Continue to look for improvement strategies and ability to critically provide feedback to respective teams


Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 2-5 years experience preferred in project and program management or related field of work

  • Strong skills in project/program management and PMO tools such as MS Project, Planview, Clarity

  • Project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk management experience

  • Interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal communication, organizational skills, project management skills must all be strong.

  • PMP certification is preferred

  • Prior CPG experience

  • Prior Supply Chain/ Operations experience is a plus 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced, team environment with minimal direct supervision and the ability to adhere to aggressive deadlines

  • Ability to manage across multiple projects

  • You must have the ability to read, write and understand English

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