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Posted November 15th

Project Manager, Operations

Remote, Oregon

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Pernod Ricard USA



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Posted November 15th

Project Manager, Operations

Remote, Oregon






Full Time

Position Title: Project Manager, Operations

Location: Remote, North America

Who are we?

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

Working at Pernod Ricard

Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.

Note: All new hires must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and present proof of upon hiring unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief (effective December 8, 2021).

Position Summary

The Project Manager, Operations, reporting to the SVP Operations North America, is responsible for managing enterprise-level Operations (Supply Chain, Sales & Operations Planning, Manufacturing and Conversion) projects that drive business effectiveness. This role works closely with the Operations team and internal stakeholders to deliver on projects that have a broad impact to the ongoing success of the organization. The Project Manager, Operations is a collaborative and engaging leader who embraces challenge and creative problem-solving while applying a disciplined and adaptive approach to driving the business forward while delivering exceptional project outcomes.

Note : This position is eligible to work remotely anywhere within North America.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to embed within the project and drive the project agenda, ensuring buy-in from Key Stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather information, energize, lead and motivate a project team and execute enterprise-level projects.
  • Lead through influencing, navigate multiple stakeholders to gain alignment on key decisions and move projects forward.
  • Create and deliver impactful and transversal presentations with the North American and the Global teams.
  • Demonstrate project management skills; work-back schedules, timelines, project plans.
  • Develop and implement transversal project management procedures and methodologies.
  • - Define scope and goals taking into consideration the expectations of the stakeholders.
  • Formalize scope, goals, project teams, work allocation, budget and schedule.
  • Key contributor in leading Wiring/Ways of Working exercises (mapping of processes, roles and responsibilities, decision rights).
  • Coordinate with the PMO & Change team on program management and change related matters.
  • Create strong change management implementation plans while assessing resource needs.
  • Manage resource assignment, software and hardware requirements for projects.
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies in work process and innovative approaches to completing scope of work. Identify project risks and recommend appropriate resolutions.
  • Offer innovative approaches to overcome project roadblocks and drive progress towards project objectives.
  • Provide regular synthetic updates on project status to key stakeholder
  • Provide and explain alternative solutions in order to anticipate any obstacle
  • Ensure project execution within defined budget and timelines.
  • Ensure that project deliverables meet customer expectations.

  • Required Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in a large, sophisticated, tier one manufacturing operation that is complex, multi-local, technologically advanced and labour-intensive.
  • Expert project management skillset - Able to build and deliver professional, succinct presentations to tell the story; describe project or analysis proposals, results, and recommended actions.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects successfully according to objectives, quality standards and costs.
  • Excellent organizational skills - structured approach and capable of managing competing numerous work streams simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strong experience in process mapping, process reengineering or process improvement.
  • Excellent ability to determine key tasks and resources.
  • Dedicated experience in leading change management processes.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate team members on project execution.
  • Influence and engage key stakeholders throughout the life of a project/initiative.
  • Excellent synthesis capacity.
  • Ability to develop business knowledge to leverage best technologies and practices.
  • - Excellent written, verbal & interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels. Adaptive to different audiences.
  • Proven team management skills.
  • Ability to take charge, own the process, and drive the project vision and scope.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office with strong skills in PowerPoint.

  • Education

  • Required: Undergraduate Degree
  • Preferred: Undergraduate Degree & Project Management Certification

  • Experience

  • Required: 5 years in Project Management and/or Project Management Consulting
  • Preferred: 5+ year Project Management and Consulting experience in Spirits Business

  • Benefits

    Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

    * Pernod Ricard USA is anEqual Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

    * Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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