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Project Manager, New Product Commercialization

Location: East Windsor, New Jersey Brand: Shiseido Date: 06/13/2022

Job Summary:

Responsible for leading the launch activities of the plant by developing and executing launches to deliver OTIF. Collaborate with all Operations cross-functional teams to ensure that all necessary learnings, qualification, and execution activities of new products are completed in support of a successful launch.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the new product commercialization process for a designated brand from formula approval to execution, ensuring timing, quantity and KPI targets are achieved
  • Lead plant project review meetings and coordinate seamless integration between all Operational and AIC processes and functions involved in developing and launching new products
  • Establish, maintain, and ensure adherence of new product launch timelines
  • Consistently challenge and reduce development lead-times by ensuring appropriate balanced risks are built into original timeline plans, while ensuring all COGs, quality and service requirements are achieved.

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Operations: NPD, Manufacturing, Technical, Production, Planning, MSP, Finance, Compliance, QA/QC, Customer Service, Procurement, Packaging Eng., S&OP, External Ops
  • Brand: Product Development
  • Americas Innovation Center

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Work well with cross-functional teams and take a leadership role within the team
  • Effective interpersonal skills are a must
  • Knowledge of MS Project or other project management-related software, MS Excel, and MS Word
  • Understanding of new product development processes and stage gate approach
  • 4+ years project management experience in a manufacturing/production environment
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university


Our principles serve as the working principles that every Shiseido employee must follow. These eight working principles – known as “TRUST 8” – are based on the idea that mutual trust is the key to succeeding in Our Mission.

  1. THINK BIG – Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.
  2. TAKE RISKS – Embrace risk. Practice “Trial & Error & Trial”.
  3. HANDS ON – Consider front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end-to-end.
  4. COLLABORATE – Break free from the silo mentality. Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.
  5. BE OPEN – Be transparent. Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up – even if it is bad news.
  6. ACT WITH INTEGRITY – Be sincere and humble at all times.
  7. BE ACCOUNTABLE – Commit to the goal. Take accountability for the execution.
  8. APPLAUD SUCCESS – Create a culture that celebrates success.

Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

Job ID: 9869 Category: Factory

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