The Senior Manager of Process & Portfolio Management will be responsible for managing the PMO within Constellation Brands Wine & Spirits division, ensuring the team is effectively guiding innovation initiatives (i.e. new product development, line extensions, and package changes) through the Stage Gate process.
The successful candidate will be analytical and process oriented, and also effective at navigating change by influencing others within an organization. This role requires a high level of business acumen to understand project risks/implications, and strong leadership skills to advocate for solutions. The candidate will need to collaborate with stakeholders and cross-functional business partners, and be effective in building business relationships throughout all levels of the organization.
Manage team and cross functional relationships to ensure Stage Gate process, decisions, tools, and templates are optimized to enable successful project implementation.
Lead Innovation Board Meetings with Wine & Spirits Leadership team, including collection/review of presentation materials, conducting comprehensive project reviews, managing Board meeting, and providing follow-up documentation.
Act as the Project Manager on a defined project portfolio, including:
Developing/managing project timelines, milestones, cross-functional tasks, risk profiles, and follow-up notes.
Communicating project status and milestones to key stakeholders and ensuring teams are accountable to complete tasks at hand.
Identifying commercialization hurdles and driving resolutions.
Providing team project management coverage as needed.
Work with Project Management team to manage risks, and elevate as needed. Act as the "activist" in overcoming obstacles and solving issues to ensure team is able to successfully move projects through gates.
Assess and determine if/where Stage Gate "roadblocks" may exist, and provide on-going action plans to Director.
Monitor Wine & Spirits project portfolio and utilize prioritization practices to ensure resources are assigned to the right projects.
Drive process improvements, and partner with key stakeholders in Finance, Sales, Insights, Operations, Legal, Growth, and Marketing for implementation.
Work closely with the Portfolio Manager to identify areas to enhance the product life cycle.
Guide, coach, and develop team of Project Managers.
BA required; MBA or MA preferred
Experience 6-8 years (strategic management, operations, analytics, project management)
ADA Physical/Mental/Workplace Requirements
Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
Sitting, working at desk/personal computer for extended periods of time.
Primary work environment is professional corporate office.
Travel requirements: < />
San Francisco, California
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