Project Lead, Factory, New Product Development

Date:  May 16, 2022
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



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

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