The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC Product Development Process Manager in Alpharetta, Georgia
After over 60 years in business, we're still deeply committed to Making Meals Memorable. We're the home of The World's Best Ham™ and the secret to our success isn't a secret at all--it's our people. We're a high performance team committed to being authentic in everything we do and to living our Values in full view of the communities we serve. We have an entrepreneurial spirit that's brought us a lot of success and we're looking for a Product Development Process Manager to join our team in Alpharetta. Our perfect candidate will thrive in a fun and casual environment, pay it forward daily, and add value to the company by managing the product development process for the company. The role provides process leadership and project management leadership for cross functional Research & Development and product development initiatives and owns continuous process improvement for the product commercialization cycle.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Manage the product development process for all approved projects, spanning new products, R&D projects, product cost reductions and other product changes
Facilitate cross-functional meetings to ensure key deliverables and timelines are being met.
Facilitate process for recipe, bill of material, product and distribution cost review.
Implement/execute product & process development activities (e.g. mockup, bench top, pilot plant, distribution testing, and internal/external factory testing) to achieve project goals and deadlines to delight the consumer & customer.
Lead, Scope, and Drive project team, utilizing project management tools, to achieve project goals and deadlines to delight the consumer & customer.
Maintain process documentation and project status
Develop and maintain projects plans for active R&D and development projects
Monitor process performance and develops processes for continuous process evaluation, stakeholder feedback, and process improvement.
Facilitate the development of Product Development budget and monthly tracking and reporting of expenses vs the plan.
Ensure adherence to all company standards including regulatory and financial guiderails.
Facilitate other project management assignments centered around supply chain process improvement.
YOUR TRACK RECORD
3+ years' experience in a similar role. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Project management certification preferred. Exposure to and experience with R&D, development, and commercialization processes is critical - CPG, food industry, food retailing, or restaurant experience desired.
The people who do best at HoneyBaked:
Ability to work in a fast paced and high performing environment that encourages creative problem solving
Ability to manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently and demonstrate the ability to complete work with minimal guidance.
Professional maturity to enable effective identification and communication of missed project dates and ownership of timeline failures.
Demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and direct activity across team members without having direct organizational authority.
Strong communication skills: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written
Highly motivated, critical thinker, goal oriented and easily adapts to change
WHAT ELSE TO KNOW?
Some travel is involved - estimated to be no more than 25%
WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive salary and benefits plan, including a matched 401(k) and a culture where doing the right thing is the only thing to do...and where you can have fun (Really. It's in our Values. #notstuffy)
We're proud of our company and to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, sex, color, citizenship, national origin, religion, age, marital status, disability, military/uniformed service, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other protected class under applicable federal, state or local law.
The Honey Baked Ham Company LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.