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Project Management Specialist

KIK Custom ProductsGainesville, GA9/20/2018
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The Project Management Specialist position is an essential customer relationship function that manages customer new product launches. Position works closely with customers, the customer sales lead at KIK, the KIK Innovation Team in Ontario, California, the costing lead at KIK, and the manufacturing facility for the launch technical transfer. The individual must have a high energy level necessary to thrive in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, and have a good balance of people expertise, urgency, knowledge, and a positive team-work attitude while making things happen.A strong attention to detail across multiple projects is essential for the success of this function. This position is located out of our Gainesville, Georgia manufacturing plant and reports directly to the Vice President, Prestige Beauty in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Essential Job Functions
   » Project manages customer launch initiatives for a specific set of customers in the following areas: ProductLaunch, New product Quotations, Technical Transfer to Plant. Also strongly engaged in Business Review Process to provide solid interfacewith the customer's processes and our internal processes to ensure project success
   » Identifies misalignments and interprets them to the business & ensures appropriate cost capture forchanges and emerging or evolving customer requirements.
   » Participates in the Project Launchprocess with all participants to ensure that all desired elements of thelaunch process are met. Works to standardize the launch process withcustomers.
   » Recognizes the resource changes due to customers' changes in expectations, and ensures the information isprovided to Sales for a commercial response
   » Identifies scope of project,develops project plans and schedules to ensure project completion is ontime, within scope and within budget
   » Administers a broad range of documentation and tasks including scheduling and maintaining meetingcalendars, publish minutes, assigning and tracking completion of follow upitems as needed to execute project scope on time
   » Controls scope creep and manageschange control process and where possible anticipates problems that mayoccur and take early preventative action
   » Maintains and monitors Issue andRisk logs for assigned projects
   » Monitors pilots and other tests
   » contacts between all internalsupport groups and customer to ensure project is clearly defined
   » Regularly communicates key milestones or risks for stakeholder review

   » Bachelor's Degree (preferably in a related area- Business, Finance) MBA a plus.
Required expertise and Abilities
   » Manage and resolve Launch Expectation Gaps (e.g. launch date in jeopardy due to customer changes - need to satisfy the customer, control cost and preserve the relationship)
   » practice working through and providingsolutions for Contract non-compliance remediation (customer is not complying with MOQ's on contract, needs to find a solution that ensure compliance and does not damage the relationship)
   » Issue resolution between the customer and a plant (A quality problem is detected in product produced at the plant due to a KIK developed formulation issue - ensures the customer is satisfied with root cause identification and remedial actions, that costs are recovered and the relationship is intact)
   » Industry practice in Salon Products and HBA Manufacturing preferred
   » Manufacturing Customer Interface
   » Supply Chain Knowledge
   » Strong PC expertise (MS Office Suite)
   » Strong Attention to Detail across multiple projects
   » Superior Communications expertise
Working Conditions:
   » Travel required up to10% of the time including customer visits, Innovation visits, plant visits and time in the office with other team members
Competitive Compensation and Comprehensive Benefits are offered with this position including options such as health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and discapability insurance, andretirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Management, Strategy - Planning
Education 4 Year Degree
practice Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2018-5370

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KIK Custom Products
Our Custom Manufacturing Division (?KCM?) is composed of two business units. The first unit is our KIK contract manufacturing business. Information technology is a leading contract manufacturer of HPC products in North America, serving over 100 CPG companies, including many of the leading players. Each year, approximately one billion units representing thousands of different consumer products leave our plants destined for North American households. Our multi-product manufacturing and packaging capabilities include an broad portfolio of aerosol, liquid, gel and cream products, among others. We can also offer full turn-key solutions, and have developed award-winning innovations for prestige salon and skin care customers. The second unit is our Prestige Beauty unit, which is a manufacturer for leading prestige brands, with broad capabilities and capability to offer full turnkey services. We have developed award-winning innovations for prestige salon and skin care customers.
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