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Posted November 8th

Associate Project Manager - GPPM

Chicago, Illinois


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Posted November 8th

Associate Project Manager - GPPM

Chicago, Illinois

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

Associate Project Manager - GPPM

What makes this a great opportunity?
  • The alc/bev industry is an exciting, dynamic, and fast paced business. Beam Suntory is a top player in the spirits business and focused on driving both category and brand growth
  • Responsible for managing low to medium complexity projects from ideation to evaluation to drive growth at Beam Suntory
  • Collaborate with a diverse network of leaders across the organization to commercialize products
  • As part of the Global R&D team, ability to provide input and influence overall global process improvements

Role Responsibilities
  • Develops timelines and identifies critical path milestones utilizing a project management system to plan and track low to medium complexity projects from ideation to post launch evaluation
  • Coordinates project input from multiple cross functional internal and external partners through project status calls to ensure project is on track and/or escalate if delayed
  • Schedules, leads, and publishes agenda and follow up action items for project status meetings
  • Provides timely updates in project management system to ensure all team members have visibility and access to the most up to date information
  • Assures accuracy of gate documents, P&L, risks, and Gantt chart for each project throughout the stage gate process through post launch evaluation
  • Active role during preparation for and at stage gate meetings and ensures project adherence to gate principles
  • Continuous improvement mindset to drive process and system improvements that enable efficient ways of working
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the business and interdependencies between projects
  • Participates in team building within Global R&D, broader Beam Suntory initiatives, and external seminars for engagement and development

Qualifications & Experience

Education- Bachelor's degree Project Management, or business-related field

Certifications/Licensure- Six Sigma & Project Management Certifications desired

Years of experience- Ideal candidate has 3 plus years previous experience in Project Management

Level of experience- Demonstrated success in Project Management roles and influence with cross functional teams in an ever-evolving environment.

Industry experience- Spirits and or food industry experience a plus

Travel %- 5-10% within Europe and United States

Desire to help build and maintain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture within Global R&D and broader Beam Suntory

At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant's skills and experience.
Location
Chicago, Illinois