Project Manager


Allendale, NJ



Job Type



EVP, Marketing

Job Brief

The Project Manager will lead strategic and high priority innovation and packaging projects with focus on delivering against objectives and continuously improving process.


  • Develop and implement project management model for new product launches
  • Lead project teams to define objectives, success criteria, resources, costs and timelines to deliver flawlessly against goals
  • Work with Marketing team to help plan projects in advance and develop key project success criteria
  • Develop and own of project timelines, using appropriate software (Microsoft Project, Excel, etc.), and manage day-to-day elements
  • Organize and run regular (and ad hoc) project meetings, ensuring all key stakeholders know what they need to do and are meeting deliverables
  • Constructively collaborate and help trouble-shoot and resolve conflicts
  • Communicate levels of risk and ways to mitigate
  • Liaise with multiple functions regularly – outside of weekly project meetings – to build relationships, collaboratively solve problems and drive to project completion. Functions include Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, Graphic/Design, Packaging, R&D, Demand Planning, Finance, Logistics, Manufacturing, Engineering, and outside vendors as appropriate.


  • College degree plus minimum of 5 years of project management experience; advanced degree a plus
  • 5 years’ experience in project planning and execution in multi-function teams, supply chain management, preferably in consumer packaged goods industry
  • Demonstrated software skills in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project or similar programs
  • Track record of delivering results
  • Leadership and influence: able to influence and motivate people who are not direct reports
  • Proactivity: doesn’t wait for others.
  • Organization, attention to detail and follow through
  • Prioritization
  • Ability to thrive in situations of complexity and ambiguity
  • Team player with ability to work with all functional players and understands how to navigate
  • Flexibility to step outside the bounds of normal roles to help get it done
  • Excellent follow-up
  • Strong communications skills, written and verbal

Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive, flexible employee benefits package that includes medical and dental coverage, life insurance, an employer-matched 401(K) plan, vacation and PTO time, discretionary bonus and of course CANDY!

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