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Job Description

Our client is a leader in the Health and Wellness space. In this key role, you will combine your uber-project management skills and knowledge of end to end product development to optimize and propel more product launches (including new international markets) without compromising on our high-quality standards. The Commercialization Project Manager works cross-functionally across the organization, ensuring we plan, deliver and communicate effectively and efficiently to launch more great quality products – faster. In this challenging and satisfying role.

What you will be doing:

  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to manage product launches and product and packaging changes
    • Launch plans, including timelines and dependencies for new items/changes by country and by platform
    • Set up and facilitate meetings at key checkpoints in the product launch process, including tracking post launch; facilitate completion of presentation template for each stage, working with appropriate teams
    • Understand overall product vision and plan to prepare for growth in pipeline
    • Own and manage roadmap for new product launches for your categories
    • Ensure cross functional understanding of the commercialization roadmap and timing for each channel, country, and platform launches
    • Prepare, gather and share product information with relevant teams including: Coordinate development timeline for key assets for launch with marketing, channel advisor, product, and supply chain teams, leveraging project management tools:
    • Ensure critical check point documentation is complete and up to date (concept, product scope, marketing, channel, and creative briefs, new supplier contracts, etc.)
    • Ensure Channel/Marketing teams are aware of mandatory product information and have received relevant product information such as: images, production information, and web content is up to date
    • Facilitate generation of sales samples and promotional items as required
    • Develop project plan, track progress and follow up as appropriate for each product – managing risks along the way
  • Once potential new marketplaces have been identified for products:
    • Country/marketplace analysis including competitor research, pricing and make a go/no go recommendation
    • If go forward: trademark brand name(s) in new countries
    • Regulatory affairs – ensure our products are compliant across different countries/ jurisdictions – receiving advice and guidance from RA experts then collaboratively with PDMs/QA teams make recommendations to senior management to make final decisions
    • Ensure localization of product packaging and marketing copy for new marketplace including regulation, compliance and certifications where applicable

The required qualifications for the marketing project manager position:

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in relevant project management, ideally in CPG, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical or food industries
  • A passion for wellness and health products would be an asset
  • Superior project and time management skills that enable you to successfully own the end to end product management chain and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – you will be communicating frequently with our partners and your colleagues across the organization
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills – you thrive in figuring out how to work around obstacles and coming up with workable solutions to meet tight deadlines
  • You love managing projects and keeping track of all of the details; you have experience working with project management software (Asana experience would be an asset)
  • you are comfortable working with numbers
  • You are highly energetic and very adaptable to change
  • Undergraduate degree in business or engineering preferred; certificate in project management an asset

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