Program Manager - Innovation

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Program Manager - Innovation

Looking for a Program Manager for our client, a leading global player in the food industry in Utrecht. Do you get excited by managing a portfolio of innovation projects and collaborating with cross-functional teams? Can you coach your team to success? Are you curious, inquisitive, and a networker? Then this is the position for you!

Job Description Program Manager - Innovation

As Program Manager - Innovation you will be part of the Project Management Office that manages all innovation projects across the Early Life Nutrition business unit. Its mission is to deliver the right projects on time, on budget and at the right price point. You will sit in the Portfolio & Governance team, where you will work on innovation in various categories, both worldwide and across Europe.
In this position, you have the opportunity to combine technical expertise with business acumen. Your career progression can be within the PMO (i.e. global project management), but also outside like in R&D, Operations or Quality.

Among your responsibilities:

  • Lead creation and maintenance of Innovation projects and portfolios in the PPM tool;
  • Perform and interpret portfolio analyses with the PPM tool (40% of your time);
  • Identify possible gaps between strategies / KPI's and project portfolio and recommend actions to be taken to implement priorities and improve delivery of projects;
  • Drive implementation of stage gate Innovation process worldwide and cross functionally;
  • Identify and develop strategies to improve business process which drive significant impact on the innovation portfolio.

Job Requirements Program Manager - Innovation

Above all you are pragmatic, analytical and a great communicator. Next to that we'd like to see:

  • BSc/MSc;
  • At least 8 years of experience in program or portfolio management;
  • Experience in innovation processes, ideally in food production / pharma / life sciences;
  • Affinity with business processes, product and process development, supply point processes, quality management;
  • Experience with electronic project management, resource management and document workflow tools;
  • Willing & able to travel internationally (10%)
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral.

The Offer

We offer you a position in an innovative multinational company with an open and dynamic atmosphere. You will initially be offered a secondment contract for the duration of 12 months and monthly gross salary is between 6000 and 6500€.


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B. Wattel
T: +31 6 2073 2086

08-04-2019 Independent professionals
Bart Wattel
Mobiel: +31 6 2073 2086
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  • ICT
  • FMCG
  • Utrecht
  • HBO
  • WO
  • Vast
  • Interim
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