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Planning & Innovation Project Manager

Job Title: Planning & Innovation Project Manager
Our Client: A Global Foods Company
Country: United States
Location: Fullerton, CA
Specialisation: Consumer & Retails
Job Reference: 5350
Contact Person: Leah SHI Senior Recruitment Consultant
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Job Published: 2024-05-21


Planning & Innovation Project Manager

About Our Client

A top leader in food manufactory

Job Summary

Job Description

  • - Lead the overall R&D project management and process of product development, innovation, and R&D projects, ensuring alignment with the business objectives.
  • - Develop and lead the stage gate process of innovation and renovation from ideation through commercialization, managing all aspects of project management, including documentation, reporting, and conducting meetings by closely working with primarily local and international R&D leaders and local marketing professionals.
  • - Develop and maintain R&D project plans, proactively monitor, and control project work, identifying variances to timelines and budgets, and communicate regularly with all stakeholders.
  • - Develop external innovation project partners, including co-packer and co-man, etc.
  • - Facilitate collaboration projects by assisting with communication between headquarters in Korea, collaborate with internal/external stakeholders and vendors.
  • - Assist with special R&D project assignments as needed.
  • - Manage R&D center budget and control monthly expenses; draft and assist R&D’s annual/midterm strategic planning; possibly R&D center administrative management.
  • - Monitor and provide reports on R&D performance.
  • - Report industry trends, competitors, and consumer preferences by monitoring developments and competitive activities.
  • - Continuously update headquarters on innovation status.


  • - Bachelor’s degree in marketing, food science, technology, industrial engineering, or a related field.
  • - 10-13 years of experience in marketing or product development within CPG food manufacturing.
  • - 5+ years in product development or NPD management.
  • - CAPM certification preferred with CPG marketing or product development experience.
  • - Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • - Intermediate proficiency in MS Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • - Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • - Strong project management skills, capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously and meeting tight deadlines.
  • - Forward-thinking individual driving innovation in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • - Bilingual in Korean preferred.

What's On Offer

competitive pay and benefits package, including health (~80-90% company paid) for employee and dependents, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, company match 401K plan, vacation, floating holidays, and company holidays.

Apply online or feel free to contact us directly for more information about the opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicant, we regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you for your understanding.

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