Project Manager, New Product Commercialization

Date:  Nov 24, 2021
Location:  East Windsor
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  US
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

Division:  SAI

Hiring Manager:  Director, New Product Commercialization

Department:  Supply Chain

Supervisor:  Director, New Product Commercialization

Direct Reports: N/A

Job Title: Project Manager, New Product Commercialization


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



Below is a list of Core Competencies designed to help employees at Shiseido Americas succeed as the company continues to evolve and innovate.


  1. Business Insights: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals
  2. Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer centric solutions
  3. Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  4. Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  5. Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  6. Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals
  7. Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
  8. Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  9. Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  10. Drives Vision & Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  11. Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful



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