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R&D Project Manager

Company: AgroFresh
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The R&D Project Manager (PM) in AgroFresh will be responsible for guiding chemical product development as well as equipment product offerings through to commercial launch. As the single point of accountability for the project, the PM is expected to understand the product development process, manage the project across all functions to deliver milestones on time and enable meeting the project's financial targets. Excellent project management, communication, organization, delegation, and presentation skills are essential to this role as the PM is expected to communicate the vision, strategy and supporting data for all work within the project and effectively communicate timelines, changes and progress to all levels of the organization.

Working within the Stage Gate process, this role is responsible for tracking the decision points that enable data driven project decision-making, such as options to accelerate or to stop progression, based on the data, and provide scenario planning to anticipate and plan for different development pathways. In parallel with these workstreams, the PM will meet regularly with the VP's of Research & Development and Regulatory and Commercial. Additionally, the PM may provide updates to the Senior Leadership Team

Key Responsibilities

  • Create a project management process across the entire global R&D portfolio that engages all relevant functions.
  • Ensure all functional lines impacting the project are performing in an efficient and productive manner.
  • Recommend change to strategy and resourcing whenever appropriate with confidence and assertiveness.
  • Communicate all facets of the program upwards to R&D and Commercial leadership.

Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced science degree (eg. chemistry, biology, engineering)
  • Project management experience.
  • High level of safety and ethics integrity.
  • Strong leadership skills demonstrating vision and strategy.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively across functional lines.
  • Ability to articulate financial impact and risks at product development stages.
  • Demonstrate commercial and business acumen.
  • Experience in driving change in the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in science or MS in a science with 5 years experience.
  • Experience in agriculture product development processes.
  • Certified in project management.

Keywords: AgroFresh, Philadelphia , R&D Project Manager, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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