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Senior Associate - R&D Project Management

Rosslyn, South Africa Job ID 23222 Apply

Senior Associate – R&D Project Management

•            Location: Rosslyn, South Africa

•            Function:  Supply Chain


In this position you will be responsible for leading both regional and global projects as well as cross functional project teams in Late Development, Commercialization, Launch, and Post Launch Phases to ensure that Project Schedule, Cost, Capital, Quality, and Customer Service objectives are met.

The most important tasks:

Manage multiple, simultaneous projects, with simple to moderate supply chain (i.e. – multiple key manufacturing sites per project with varying technologies and sourcing to both domestic and export locations):

  • Manage project scope
  • Develop and manage detailed project schedule to meet launch commitments in each country defined in project scope
  • Risk identification / mitigation plans to achieve project objectives
  • Successfully manage projects according to SCJ processes and best practices
  • Assure all appropriate cross-functional Subject Matter Experts are engaged to deliver key sub-processes and milestones required for the project, with particular focus on meeting Cost of Sales, Capital, Quality and Customer Service metrics for the project – including First Arrival date and Case Fill Rates
  • Track project progress against deliverables/milestones, issue status reports, and escalate breakdowns and issues as necessary
  • Maintain Project Documentation (Master Data in PWA, MS Project Timeline, StageGate Documents, Risk Register, Issue Log, OneNote, Close Out Report, etc.)
  • Manage communication plan internal to team and external to team (Stakeholders, Sponsors, and Executives)

Experience you’ll bring:

  • Previous project management experience required, preferably in manufacturing, or purchasing / planning / distribution (approximately 3-4 years)
  • Experience to interface, lead and build relationships with multiple levels and functions internal and external to the corporation
  • Project Management (PMI) or Supply Chain (APICS) certification would be a competitive advantage
  • Demonstrated Project Management Skills - ability to motivate non-direct reports; keep teams working well together

Behaviors you’ll need:

  • Strategic thinker
  • High degree of initiative and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Negotiating and Influencing skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, especially across countries
  • Fluency in English language, both verbal and written

What’s in it for you?

  • Excellent Medical Aid & Provident Fund
  • Subsidized product allocation
  • Profit sharing scheme
  • Cell allowance/Company phone – depending on the role

About us:

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.



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