The R&D Project Management Office Manager is a leadership position within ConAgra Foods, RQI’s Research and Development project management office. This office will be responsible for managing and executing the R&D program portfolio. This position requires extensive interaction with all research and technical disciplines within RQI, Supply Chain, and Operations, and from outside the company. |
Manage major projects:
Through a formally governed process to execute a set of key innovation programs aligned to the company’s strategic objectives.
A portfolio management process of project prioritization, selection, execution and termination/conclusion under the authority of the RQI leadership team.
Ensuring all project data is comprehensive, accurate and available for review and oversight for recurring schedules of project reviews.
Collaborating with the financial group to establish accurate forecasting of project spend and project value proposition.
Maintaining the documentation of all of the above activities.
Collaborating with functional group leaders and program managers to identify inter project dependencies and resource optimization strategies.
Establishing and directing the RQI project management processes and systems
Driving project management best practices, standards, methods, tools, metrics, etc. across RQI.
Developing and mentoring of team members of the PM community.
BS Degree with major studies in Engineering or Science required. MS preferred.
Minimum 7 years related project management experience involving multiple engineering and science disciplines.
Minimum of 5 years R&D program management experience
Minimum of 3 years supervising project managers experience.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects cross-functionally and function in a team environment.
Capability of working independently and with no supervision, as well as working with others as a member of a team.
Advanced organizational and time management skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office.
Clear, concise written and verbal communication.
Excellent relationship and team building skills.
Strong interpersonal and relationship skills.
Experience presenting and communicating scientific data to many audiences.
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time. Must be able to travel independently as a ConAgra Foods, Inc. representative.
Walking or standing: 20%, Sitting: 80%.
Lifting and/or moving up to 25 lbs.
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