International Project Manager

At Premier Foods, we create the food the nation loves for modern life.

We’re one of Britain’s largest branded food companies, employing around 4,000 people in over 14 sites across the country, and supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain’s best-loved brands. Those brands include Ambrosia desserts, Batchelors convenient meals, Bisto and OXO stocks and gravies, Loyd Grossman and Sharwood’s cooking sauces, and Mr. Kipling cakes.

Chances are you have one of our products in your home, as over 95% of British households bought one of our products last year.

Location Salary Function Closing date
St Albans with some travel Competitive Package Operations 4-9-2017

Job description

International Project Manager
Based in St Albans
Premier Foods is investing in its International division with the vision to grow its core brands worldwide, building on the company’s British heritage.  As Project Manager you will support the growth of the Premier Foods International Business Unit through efficient management of projects, whether it be the introduction of a new product in an existing market or entering a new market.

Key roles and responsibilities…..
  • Construction and management of effective cross functional teams leading resources from marketing, sales, finance, procurement, technical, supply chain and R&D.
  • The development of business cases to support new product, service or supply infrastructure investments.
  • Manage all projects in accordance with Premier’s ‘Gate’ system.
  • To project manage the development, assessment, and market introduction of new Products and/or Services in line with overall business strategy
  • Establishment of effective vendor/key supplier relationships to support new business
  • To manage the product ranges per market to bring them to a launch ready state in various markets
  • Establishment and measurement of KPI’s for product and service development
  • Working in conjunction with other teams, ensure that all projects under your control comply with local regulatory rules
  • Understand and contribute to the development of the commercial strategy in the supported markets
  • Manage vendor’s brief for co-packing
  • Manage internal relationships to align International Innovation program with PF group
Experience and qualifications needed……
  • Multi market projects
  • Managing multiple small projects at any one time
  • Financial awareness [being able to read and critique a P&L] – profit and budget management skills
  • Understanding of the Global retail environment
  • Project management formal qualification e.g. Prince2
  • Food related, retail buying/technical  experience
  • Food manufacturing processes awareness
  • Cross cultural interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Motivational leadership
  • Excellent planning, organising and time management

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