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Project Manager

Company: Sabert
Location: Sayreville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


In this position, the candidate will be responsible for complete ownership of activities relating to new product development and portfolio management across Sabert's multiple sales channels from initial design concepts through approval of production tooling to manufacturing completion. He/She will actively initiate, lead, and participate on multiple projects of varying complexity and will ensure team executes on projects/initiatives as expected. There should be a constant focus on continuous improvement. The PM inspires high performance, takes a stand to resolve higher issues, makes tough decisions, and prioritizes. He/she takes responsibility and actions towards creating a successful team.


Project management (50%)

  • Identify and Manage project risks.
  • Develop and manage budgets for multiple projects (5+ projects or fewer projects with High complexity)
  • Manage and report timelines and key milestones of individual projects.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor all internal and external activities. Prioritize activities to make best use of resources and ensure commitments to customers are delivered.
  • Work closely with the Design and Tooling teams to ensure products meet our Design to Value criteria
  • Ensure Sabert's Product Standards, optimal Process Conditions, and "Fit for Use" Criteria are incorporated into all projects.
  • Ensure projects follow the Sabert Stage Gate process and manage those projects through the appropriate gates.
  • Coordinate and oversee preparation of all New Product Capital Authorization Requests
  • Work with Finance to Estimate Cost structures & P&Ls for new products.
  • Perform "postmortem" evaluations of all projects.
    Portfolio Management (20%)
    • Has portfolio oversight (NPD metrics) within a Collection or Channel.
    • Provides strategic perspective within a Product Collection or Channel as it relates to short term and long-term goals.
    • Identifies project portfolio interdependencies and develops contingency planning as necessary
      Process Management (10%)
      • Responsible for identifying continuous improvement opportunities and leading efforts to implement them
      • Work with the NPD execution team to continuously evaluate and improve the Sabert NPD process.
        People Management (20%)
        • Manages other Project Managers within their Channels & Collections
        • May coach New Hires
        • Expert in mentoring others
          • Comprehensive experience managing multiple product commercialization projects.
          • Ability to positively influence at all levels within the organization to achieve project goals.
          • Thinks beyond the customer request to the intent of the request
          • Basic familiarity with 3D solid-modeling software or proven ability to learn new software (not including MS Office); Basic knowledge of Solidworks a plus.
          • Ability to develop complete and accurate budgets, project justifications and timelines.
          • Strong written & oral communication and leadership skills.
          • General knowledge of tooling development processes, plastic materials & processing methodologies such as injection molding and thermoforming.
          • Working knowledge of MS Office and MS Project.
            • Work in accordance with all company policies and procedures regarding employment, safety, quality, product safety and legality, security, and regulatory compliance as applicable.


              • Skilled: Negotiation Skills; Relationship Management Skills; Collaborate to get results
                Innovate for Growth
                • Skilled: Innovation
                  Create a High-Performance Culture
                  • Skilled: Project Management; Mentoring Skills
                    Focus and Execute
                    • Skilled: Project Management Knowledge; PM Tools and Controls
                    • Highly-Skilled: Issue Resolution/Decision Making; Ability to Focus and Execute; Complexity Management
                      Compete to Win
                      • Skilled: Stakeholder Management; Strategic Leadership; Business Value; Promotes Best Practices
                        Commit to Personal Effectiveness
                        • Skilled: Experience; Maturing
                        • Highly-Skilled: Written Communication; Verbal Communication


                          • Requires a Bachelor's of Science degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent. MBA a plus.
                            • Twelve 12+ years of Product Development/Project Management experience ideally within the plastics packaging manufacturing industry
                            • Ten 10 years experience in management position (with exceptions)
                            • Demonstrated achievements in team leadership and team building
                            • Prior experience managing within a Stage Gate process and Portfolio Management


                              Pay, benefits and more.

                              Sabert is eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.

                              About Sabert:

                              We are a leading global manufacturer of innovative food packaging products and solutions. Our company was founded in 1983 on a single mission: to enhance and advance the way people enjoy food . Today we design, manufacture and distribute a wide spectrum of packaging solutions for food distributors, restaurants & caterers, grocery stores, national food chains and consumer entertaining.

Keywords: Sabert, Sayreville , Project Manager, Executive , Sayreville, New Jersey

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