Project Manager, R&D Services
Hillshire Brands - Chicago, IL

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Position Summary:
This position provides overall Project Management responsibility for assigned major platform and breakthrough projects contributing to top line business growth. Responsibility also includes providing project management support to innovation process improvement. Leadership skills in working with a cross-functional team through roadblocks and issues that would impede progress are required. Demonstrated ability to influence across business units and effectively coordinate external and internal resources is needed along with a proven project management track record leading and delivering large, complex projects. The successful candidate will serve as mentor and an example for best in class project management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Exercise fundamental, sound project management techniques and work flow process when executing assigned projects

Build project plans using MS Project and WBS structures, able to clearly outline objectives, timing and risks

Communicate and align key resources at all levels of the organization on assigned projects

Act as a best in class Project Management example for the organization and subject matter expert

Development of Project Management guidelines and a protocol or screening tool for R&D services

Support training events on project management ideally suited for the Sara Lee organization

Act as a mentor to other parts of the organization who need project management help or information

Prepare KPI's, tracking and present to leadership and maintain tracking boards

Report out key project management metrics to various functions and levels

Periodic travel may be required

Bachelor degree in business, engineering, food science, marketing or other related discipline. Formal certification in Project Management (from PMI or equivalent Project Management Association) a plus.

Minimum 5+ years experience as a project manager, delivering large, complex technical projects CPG or related industries.

Proven experience and a strong background successfully completing large & complex projects on-time and within budget.

Experience in managing and driving change within a complex organization.

Advanced PC skills using Microsoft Office products and MS Project, able to generate graphs, presentations and charts

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Hillshire Brands focuses on providing meat-centric food products that satisfy consumer appetites and offer exceptional quality and value. The flagship brands of our reinvigorated company include Ball Park, Gallo Salame, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean and State Fair. In addition, the company produces the well-loved Sara Lee frozen desserts. The Hillshire Brands foodservice division serves our portfolio of products to restaurants, schools, convenience stores, healthcare facilities, hospitality venues and other food service operations. Collectively, these brands generate approximately $4 billion in revenue as they touch millions of consumers in North America.

At Hillshire Brands, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. All employees have a voice, and your ideas are valued. As an employee of the company, your individual contributions will make a significant impact on our overall success. Our organization benefits from the passion of individuals working together, so as an employee of Hillshire Brands you will have an opportunity to further develop your skills, gain new experiences and build new capabilities.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Job

Research & Development

Primary Location

US-IL-Chicago

Schedule

Full-time

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Job Level

Manager

Travel

Yes, 10% of the time

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Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is the nation's leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The...