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Project Manager
Territory Sales and Education Manager - Midwest

About Us: Rainbow Light is a leader in the natural nutritional supplement industry with #1 selling natural women’s, men’s and prenatal multivitamins nationwide.

We are located in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, four blocks from West Cliff Drive overlooking the spectacular Monterey Bay and 2 miles from Wilder Ranch State park which offers over 30 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails through coastal terrain and redwood forest.

Our Santa Cruz office hosts all Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, New Product Development as well as planning and sales support operations. Join our team of passionate professionals committed to a health & wellness lifestyle, and contribute to our mission of making a difference for people, pets, and the planet!

Project Manager

Posted: July 3, 2014

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Vice President of Operations & Administration, the Project Manager works with cross-functional department leadership, executive team and other stakeholders to effectively manage enterprise-wide projects from start to completion. Develops and refines project planning, execution and control methodologies and processes for key initiatives. Obtains a clear understanding of project scope and objectives and of team member roles and responsibilities; applies standard project management methodology, tools and practices to ensure successful outcomes of projects. Drives and facilitate standardization, process and innovation throughout the enterprise.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS

  • Project Management
    • Leads multiple projects from start to completion, working with project stakeholders to understand project concept, objectives, deliverables, milestones and priorities across the project spectrum; develops and updates project plans including schedules, funding and staffing
  • • In partnership with departmental and executive leadership, creates, implements and manages processes that drive quality, efficiency and scale within the organization
  • • Develops and updates project plans; sets up and maintains project schedules; sets dates and goals; monitors project progress; anticipates obstacles and makes necessary adjustments to ensure on-time delivery; provides reporting to management on status/progress of projects and barriers to success
  • • Manages day-to-day activities of projects; coordinates internal and external customer communication to complete tasks. Manages tasks against multiple projects and deliverables simultaneously which includes: scheduling and facilitating project meetings, developing agendas, providing follow up to help resolve issues. All of which drives actions to on-time completion.
  • • Provides project management controls, project plans, timeline schedules, and facilitates communication between team members to meet changing needs and requirements
  • • Ensures project documentation is complete, current and stored appropriately
  • Miscellaneous
    • Regular travel to parent company, one week per month.
  • • Other duties and projects, as assigned, in support of team and Company success

INDICATORS OF SUCCESS/METRICS

  • • Company priority projects are managed through execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule and scope
  • • Project stakeholders are kept abreast of status, timelines, issues and resolution through project documentation and reporting
  • • Measurable process improvement both qualitative and quantitative among key repetitive projects

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Education
    • Four year degree in project management or related field preferred
  • • Project Management certification (CAPM, PMI, PMP) a plus
  • • Process Improvement certification (Six Sigma, Lean) a plus
  • Experience
    • 5+ years of related project management experience; experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • • Deep understanding of project management tools and methodologies
  • • Highly developed Microsoft Project skills and related (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and SharePoint)
  • • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • • Demonstrated management, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, project management and communication skills
  • • Experience in CPG or pharma/food environment strongly preferred
  • Physical Abilities
    • Works in a standard office environment with heavy computer use • Regular travel to parent company
  • Mental/Cognitive Abilities
    • Strong communication and organization skills
  • • Organizes concepts and data to make clear recommendations • Works well alone and with others
  • • Meets multiple deadlines that can be aggressive
  • Competencies
    • Communication: conveys information clearly in a variety of settings; develops presentations and ideas for individuals and groups
  • • Adaptability: Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment. Ability to adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
  • • Initiative: takes action to achieve goals, proactive
  • • Project management: provides oversight for project(s) and related activities; coordinates and manages project resources, establishes a set of tasks and activities associated with an intended outcome and timeline, and ensures actions are performed and/or implemented to achieve the results of the project
  • • Building working relationships; works effectively with others

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Territory Sales and Education Manager - Midwest

Posted: October 28, 2013

Job Summary:
Reporting to Channel Sales Director East, The Territory Sales & Education Manager actively sells into large and small chain stores as well as independents.  The Territory Sales & Manager builds sales momentum and educates Sales Representatives and Clientele utilizing Company’s sales, marketing and educational programs.  Responsible for achieving and exceeding set sales goals. Will need to travel to MN as well as other parts of Mid-West.

Responsibilities:

  • • Actively sell into Large Chains, Small Chain stores, and independents
  • • Key relationship manager assigned to Large Regional Chain key accounts to include, but not limited to WFMW and Hybrid corporate accounts
  • • Place turnover orders and direct orders, as appropriate to account
  • • Sell monthly promotions and benefits to accounts (end caps)
  • • Educate staff through aisle training and group meetings and conduct demos to drive product adoption
  • • Conduct gap fill audits to maximize product placement at stores; execute “free fills” for WF stores that start selling new SKUs
  • • Adjust activities in territories with Merchandiser/Service Rep assistance
  • • Identify and act upon leads and drive conversion of leads into revenue
  • • Support overall territory sales and organizational development as may be required from time to time

Requirements:

  • • A minimum of five years outside sales and staff development management experience; experience in Natural Food channel
  • • Ability to identify key areas of opportunities for sales development
  • • Big-picture and “return on investment” orientation
  • • Excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills
  • • Ability to support and maintain an appropriate routing in designated geographic territory
  • • Ability to Educate staff through aisle training, group meetings and conduct demos to drive product adoption
  • • Proven ability to increase sales
  • • Excellent time management skills
  • • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
  • • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively 

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