Project Manager, New Product Development & Innovation
Location: Napa, California
Internal Number: 15345031
If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands.Â We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love.Â From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.
The Project Manager, New Product Development & Innovation, Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) will support the greater DTC team and Operations team in bringing new product to market, including line extensions, and package changes through Constellation Brands. This person will serve as liaison between Operations, DTC and Brand, to be the primary contact to initiate and execute new product development. This person will also support key Operations teams including Winemaking, Sensory Development, Production Scheduling, Quality and fulfillment. The Project Manager will be working in a fast-paced, high-output position and will be accountable for executing an agile new product strategy for exclusive DTC products.
The Project Manager, New Product Development will also liaison with DTC creative and growth teams to clearly layout product timelines to ensure marketing calendars are up to date.
Consult with DTC Operations, Creative and greater Brand teams to develop project timelines, outline resources, and create operations-based work plans.Â Â
Bring to market multiple DTC exclusive products across a portfolio of brands on a yearly basis
Coordinate cross-functional input (eg: Sensory, Production Scheduling, Quality, 3PL) for new projects, and facilitate involvement of the Functional Experts as needed.
Facilitate project communications (project status, action items, milestones) to key stakeholders and ensure teams are responsible for completing tasks at hand.
Collaborating with Procurement to consume materials targeted to obsolete
Identify and work with outside vendors to source materials within lead times and pricing parameters
Work with DTC leadership team to gain approval for new products
Develop new, agile processes for working outside of standard systems optimizing for quality and speed to market
Work with the DTC Growth and Finance teams to forecast future potential sales and determine pricing and margins working towards company P&L goals
Work to address the various needs, concerns and expectations of the stakeholders in planning and executing the project.
Understand operations-focused hurdles and work with project teams and cross-functional business partners to propose resolutions.
Provide NPD based content for the Monthly management meetings.
Build relationships throughout cross-functional teams.Â
Consult on continuous/process improvement initiatives and opportunities.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field required.
Experience handling multiple concurrent projects
Strong attention to detail and the capacity to handle bold timelines. Ability to support multiple projects concurrently and prioritize projects along with ongoing adhoc requests and/or initiatives.
Successful in navigating change, solving problems, and consulting with cross-functional business partners.
Understanding of Direct to consumer business and fulfillment process
Knowledge of the Wine & Spirits industry and understanding of the winemaking process
Demonstrated top notch organization skills, and confirmed ability to guide processes, while developing creative solutions to meet changing business needs.
A consistent record of successfully delivering projects on-time and within scope.
Great Teammate (âCan-doâ Attitude).
Experienced with relationship management.
Excellent written and communication skills.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or formal training in project management beneficial
New product development and execution experience.
WSET Level 2 or similar certification and/or 3 yearsâ project management experience preferred Proficient in relevant project management software and Microsoft Project; data driven software a plus.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods.
Lifting may be required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel Required: <10%.
Field Office - CA - Los Angeles/Ventura/Orange/Santa Barbara, Field Office - CA - San Francisco/San Mateo/Santa Clara/Marin/San Benito
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If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.