Global R&D Project Management Lead - Leuven

5-10-2018 leuven
job description

Manage a project team to accelerate multi-market deployment of key innovations and the translation of complex R&D projects into business.
Ensure project communication through all Global and Zone stakeholders (Marketing, Procurement, logistics, Operation, etc.). Act as single point of contact between the commercial and technical teams

You will show your project management skills in the role by:
- Defining clear roles and responsibilities within the project team
- Assessing and manage project risk
- Defining and executing project plan to deliver product on-market at quality and budget on-time
- Setting up and coordinate range of meetings within project team and key stakeholders in order to track, monitor and report project status but also to escalate key issues to senior management and drive decisions making
- Leading Stage Gate flow to ensure right company approval process is applied

This position has to be a strong team player, inspiring and collaborative, demonstrating a fact-based structured approach with high sense of urgency. Has to be able to work in various markets, product categories, and across multiple functions at senior levels to manage complexity, synthesize consumer uncertainty. This position will manage cross-functional teams in all Zones and multiple contracted Project managers and consultants.

your contribution

- University degree in a relevant applied science or bio/civil engineering area (bio engineer, civil engineer, bio-sciences, chemistry, food, brewing, mechanical, material, etc).
- MBA is an asset
- Project Management experience
- Strong communication skills
- Strong interpersonal leadership
- Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence people
- Considers receiving feedback as an opportunity to grow
- Critical thinking, ability to challenge and give feedback
- Result oriented with respect to quality, costs, timing
- Multi-disciplinary project management capabilities.
- Experience working in multicultural environment
- Experience in a continuously changing business environment
- Ability to mobilize people to drive improvements
- Speed, flexibility, sense of urgency; ability to react to demands and stick to deadlines
- Fluent English (written & spoken), other language skills constitute an asset
- Motivation through challenge
- Ready to travel trips (1 week/month) in other geographical Zones
- Technical knowledge inside the area of brewing and packaging / draft are a plus
- High level knowledge of software programs, specially Excel (advanced) (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project etc)

summary
function
project manager (m/f)
employment type
full time
contract type
permanent employments after interm service
sector
Voeding en genotmiddelenindustrie
reference
DUORS-1041034
your Randstad contact
Laure Grauls & Kaat Meyns
hightechnics_leuven@randstad.be hightechnics_leuven@randstad.be
hightechnics_leuven@randstad.be

office info
Leuven Diestsevest
Diestsevest 14
3000 LEUVEN
003216301260
003216301260