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Realisation Project Manager Amsterdam Netherlands

Realisation Project Manager

Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

About us

At Fontem Ventures our purpose is to deliver a better alternative to smokers around the world.

Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company, producing leading e-cigarette brands, as well as lifestyle energy products. Headquartered in Amsterdam, with more than 200 employees working across offices in Amsterdam and the USA and research labs in Hamburg and Beijing.

Fontem Ventures is dedicated to developing and growing a portfolio of innovative non-tobacco product opportunities in lifestyle consumer goods categories.

The role

The NGP Realisation Project manager is Responsible for project managing the deployment of our drumbeat initiatives on e-vapour, working closely with the Global Brand Team and Group Innovation, whilst engaging with multiple stakeholders and coordinating all product development activities.

Ensures that global product launches and change initiatives of existing e-vapour ranges are being processed according to appropriate project management principles and tools, and ensures that the apt project governance is in place from start to finish. Agree with the client on project scope outlining deliverables, timings and budget and ensure appropriate risk mitigation activities and issues escalation.

This is an integral role in bringing the global brand drumbeat to fruition therefore collaboration, agility and drive for results are key.

Key accountabilities

Project Initiation

  • Delivers accurate, fully detailed Project Initiation Documents for every project, outlining transition plans from innovation and technology teams to realisation of pipeline activities onto market.
  • Proactively manage/classify/prioritize foreseen project risks and issues, mitigating as necessary including escalation and assistance requests to the Leadership team
  • Ensuring all relative documentation is handed over to the specifications team from innovations and technology realisation team members
  • Ensure all information is submitted correctly to any regulatory, stewardship or conforming bodies 

Project Implementation 

  • Ensures effective and efficient project implementation, transparency of bottlenecks & milestones achieved and effective coordination, control and update of project briefing, by:
  • Controlling and co-ordinating projects within the Product Introduction Process.
  • Initiating and running Project Kick off Meetings.
  • Preparing and distributing Project Briefing documents, taking into consideration all essential information required in the process, instructions on artwork content, bill of materials preparation, write offs, etc.
  • Co-ordinating the activities of numerous internal departments within Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Product Science and Global Procurement, in order to ensure delivery.
  • Following up on Project status, ensuring that tasks are completed according to cost estimations, market requirements and within agreed time frame.
  • Proactively resolving project bottlenecks with appropriate managers and key stakeholders.
  • Manage project changes, including utilizing appropriate change management processes, without unduly affecting the stated objectives and benefits of the project
  • Manage the creation and sign-offs of BOMs for first productions and any relative changes, ensuring the delivery of product alignment between the market , technology and innovation teams
  • Liaise with global suppliers and Supply chain teams to ensure production viability and capacity is available for the introduction of new product ranges

Skills & experience

  • University degree in either science, engineering or business administration
  • Very good Project Management skills, having successfully ran complex projects (cross regional or cross functional) related to Product Introduction or other.
  • Knowledge of the Product Introduction Process, production processes and materials used for NGP products.
  • Understanding of MSC processes, e.g. AGP, Product Development, Artwork and Print Preparation, Material development and BOM maintenance.
  • Proactive attitude and pragmatic approach driving for results (solutions) in line with business needs and stakeholder requirements.
  • Good intercultural, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to stand back and understand impact of requests/ projects on the bigger picture (functional and Group Perspective).
  • Good working knowledge of IT programmes e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Fluent in English is a must
  • Willingness to travel.

What we offer

Next steps

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