Post Holdings Director of Project Management in Emeryville, California
Premier Nutrition Corporation (PNC) distributes nutritional food products to the health-conscious consumer under the brand names Premier Protein, PowerBar, Supreme Protein, and Joint Juice. With its people first culture, PNC treats employees with positivity and empathy and embraces new and innovative ideas that spark passion, personal growth, and a healthy dose of fun around the office. Bringing dogs to work, company-wide volunteer days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages, walking meetings and workouts at the adjacent City Sports Club gym are just a few ways we help you increase your own good energy.
What’s it like to work here? Picture the scrappy culture of a start-up, the innovativeness of a tech company, with the resources and systems of a respected consumer brand under the Post Holdings umbrella, and you should have a sense of what it feels like to work at PNC. You’ll walk into the brand-new Emeryville office each Monday morning and find a hundred of your colleagues sitting on sofas, overstuffed pillows, the floor, or beanbags talking through the week ahead and learning about each other.
PNC seeks individuals who will thrive in this collaborative work environment and will help build our high-growth company. Our leadership principles capture the behaviors we aspire to and celebrate here—from ‘embodying a strategic mindset’ to ‘building people up’, each is a valuable tool in practicing leadership consistent with our values. We are Builders – looking for ways to challenge the status quo ; Champions of Positive Nutrition - taking our role as health and nutrition seriously; Better Together – because we know that success is only achievable through our collective efforts; and we Ring the Bell, by celebrating big and small wins.
PNC is part of the Active Nutrition segment and is operated by its own senior leadership team, with publicly traded Post Holdings, Inc. (FY 2018 sales of $6.3 billion) as a parent company acting in a “private equity” capacity. Post Holdings’ Active Nutrition segment is a leader in providing innovative products that support healthy, active lifestyles with over $800 million in sales. Premier Nutrition utilizes a third-party network for manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. Post Holdings is comprised of the Active Nutrition portfolio, which includes PNC, Dymatize (DYM), and Active Nutrition International (protein bars, shakes and powder products), Post Consumer Brands (cereals), Michael Foods (eggs, potato, cheese, and pasta), Weetabix (cereals), and private label business groups. Post Holdings is rapidly expanding via acquisition, including the recent acquisition of Bob Evans Farms, a leader in frozen breakfast meats and vegetables.
KEY RESULT AREAS:
The Director of Project Management is an expert who leads and enhances the project management discipline across organization (PNC and DYM). This position directly manages, develops and coaches three technical professionals (project managers).
This position will have primary accountability for the Project Management Organization (PMO) that serves as project central clearinghouse, center of expertise & excellence on sound project management principles, and organizational monitor of interdependencies of projects and resources across both PNC and DYM.
This position requires sound knowledge of project management, stage gate processes, portfolio management, and change management. This position will demonstrate joint accountability (with various other functional team leaders) for project success by providing project management expertise and ability to mitigate risks or address risks pro-actively.
This position will also have responsibility to lead and manage process change and continuous improvement while staying true to organization’s culture. This position works with very limited supervision and has significant impact on projects deliverables and ultimately business profitability and project success.
Establishes standards and procedures for project documentation, communication and tracking incl. KPIs and dashboards.
Achieve optimal project outcomes by influencing across organization, removing barriers, improving organizational project meetings and enhancing operational culture.
Ensures proper project close-outs and implementation of changes based on “lessons learned”.
- Build transparency across the organization and provide strategic portfolio planning analysis to executive team to enable informed prioritization of initiatives and cross-functional alignment on resource allocation.
PMO Group Leader:
Actively involved in mentoring, coaching and development of Project Managers to elevate skills and profile of Project Management team, while enhancing cohesiveness and strengthening teamwork.
Mentors and advises cross-functional teams and/project team members in project messaging to appropriate level, continuous improvement and creative approaches to problem solving.
BA/BS in related field
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
10+ years’ experience as PM with at least 3 years as PMO lead/people manager.
Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) experience is a plus
Excellent Project Management skills (planning, scheduling, monitoring, scope management, risk/issue management)
Proficient in PM tools and reports (MS Project)
Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of organization (incl. executive level)
Ability to effectively organize, manage change and propel cross-functional teams
Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.