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    Project Manager - Johannesburg, South Africa - Danone

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    Description
    To lead innovations and productivity projects for the DSA CBU.1.

    Act as project lead for new Product Development Projects such as:
    Development of new and improved primary and secondary packaging.
    Extensions to existing ranges such as new flavours and formats.

    Breakthrough innovationsReformulations for superiorityResponsible for co-ordinating the activities of all the key contributing departments to ensure that the project is delivered on time, on budget, and in line with the brief.

    Providing updates to key stakeholders, including presenting gate change requests at internal meetings.
    Minimising scope creep to prevent delays and additional costs.
    Challenging decisions made to ensure that the best possible solutions are found to problems encountered on the project.2.

    Act as project lead on Productivity Projects such as:
    New supplier homologation.
    Reformulation for cost saving.
    Shelf life extensions.
    Responsibilities as per project lead for new product development.
    Ensure Danone InnoPro process adhered to and that stage gate approval is obtained at the appropriate point in time.

    Assumptions used for volume and P&L projections are robust and that all key stakeholders have input prior to freezing the assumptions.

    Train new employees in partner functions on the InnoPro process and their role within it.
    Identify and implement lessons learned4. Tracking & ReportingProduce reports tracking project KPI'sDevelop and track project timelines5. CommunicationManage all stakeholders according to their needs, and CBU need for Project Management Performance.
    Arrange project meetings as required and follow up with meeting minutes.

    About youQualification(s):
    Undergraduate degree in engineering, business or other relevant discipline required.
    Project Management Professional certification preferred.

    About usQualification(s):
    Undergraduate degree in engineering, business or other relevant discipline required.
    Project Management Professional certification preferred.#J-18808-Ljbffr

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