Project Manager - New Product Commercialization, e-Commerce

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/27/2022 9:05 AM)
Job ID
2020-1364
# of Openings
1
Category
Other

Overview

Bazooka Candy Brands is seeking a Manager of Strategic Sourcing & New Product Commercialization. This person will improve and drive the new product commercialization process for our North American business and should have a solid track record of identifying, developing, and managing co-manufacturers both domestically and internationally for our New York City headquarters. 

 

With iconic brands including Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Bazooka® Bubblegum, & Juicy Drop®, BCB is one of the leading manufacturers & innovators of non-chocolate confections in the US.

 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Commercialization expertise. You should have experience in sourcing, product development, supply chain, and manufacturing operations, preferably in a food manufacturing environment. Know the tools of the trade. MS Project, Excel and Word.
  • Continuous improvement fanatic. You should have a proven record of driving cost savings, delivering product innovations and improvements and delivering process improvements in supply chain and manufacturing.
  • Talented communicator. Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • You will function as an organizational leader counted on to develop a sourcing strategy with a team of co-manufacturing partners that contributes to growth of the business through assurance of supply, competitive cost, high quality, and breakthrough innovation.

Responsibilities

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • New Product Development. You will work closely with all business departments to develop new product development items from concept to production. You will act as the contact between our business and our co-manufacturing partners to create new and innovative products, acting as Bazooka's product development expert and project manager.
  • Sourcing Operations. You will manage the ongoing project flow through our co-manufacturer operations. You will need to harness their commitment to driving innovation and cost savings on our behalf. You will also continue to evaluate and manage the current sourcing network to allow THe Bazooka Companies, Inc. to have a complete overview of its current sourcing network. Additionally, you will use this overview to develop and manage contingency planning for assurance of supply.
  • Sourcing Strategy. You will work with the Director of Global Sourcing & Commercialization to transform the current sourcing and commercialization strategy focusing on strategic supplier partnerships, speed to market and a flexible and agile supply chain.
  • Cross functional collaboration. You will need to work closely with R&D, Marketing, Sales, Quality and Procurement to ensure flawless and timely execution of new product innovations, promotional, and seasonal launches. Additionally, you will work to maintain and improve our strategic supplier relationships both domestically and internationally.
  • Measuring and reporting supplier performance. You will own the development and improvement of a balanced scorecard to enable the selection, measurement, and ongoing improvement of our network of supplier partners.
  • Developing New Products and Suppliers. You will work with Marketing, R&D, and Quality to identify and develop suppliers who have technology that The Bazooka Companies, Inc. does not possess to bring new products to market. Additionally, you will work with existing suppliers to implement new technology to improve existing products (cost, quality, etc.) or develop new products. You will lead the process of defining and creating the processes and procedures required to commercialize new products.
  • Cost Savings. You will develop and implement cost savings initiatives while ensuring imperceptible difference to the consumer and maintaining quality and safety standards. You will also drive our supplier partners to propose and, with our approval, implement cost savings ideas.

 

Qualifications

WHAT ARE THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years of experience in process-oriented manufacturing with a track record of achieving results, including management of domestic and international third-party manufacturing
  • Success developing and leading cross functional project teams
  • Demonstrated track record of unit cost reduction in a manufacturing environment
  • Entrepreneurial and creative with the ability to successfully interact within a multicultural business environment and at all levels of the organization, including senior leadership
  • Strong project management and negotiating skills are a must.
  • Experience in manufacturing both domestically and internationally a plus
  • Confectionary and plastics technology experience a plus
  • Language skills in Chinese and/or Thai a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or related degree a plus
  • Role is based at the The Bazooka Companies, Inc. Offices in New York, NY
  • Some travel required

  

The policy of The Bazooka Companies, Inc. is to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment and all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, sexual and reproductive health choices gender, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, status as a victim of domestic violence, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, military or veterans status, citizenship status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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