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Scoop Program Manager (Hybrid Onsite & Remote)

Company: US Foods, Inc.
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Join Our Community of Food People!The Scoop Program Manager works with stakeholders to ensure the process for the Scoop Program supports organizational objectives.This manager acts as the organizational conduit for all program planning, analysis, and completion including postmortem.The Scoop Program Manager is responsible to ensure Scoop deliverables are met through program plan management, forecast, program check-ins and stage-gate meetings, review of data, product set up and inventory review, field training coordination, and program postmortem reviews to determine process changes.This position has been segmented as blended meaning the work is a combination of onsite in Rosemont, Illinois and remote/virtual as defined by the role segmentation.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThis role requires partnership with Product Development & other key stakeholders, creation and management of comprehensive Scoop program plans, supervision of workstreams, and communication on key decisions and risks.Defines the program roadmap, organizes workstreams and milestones, and generates buy-in.Coordinates with Category Management, Product Development, Insight & Analytics, Replenishment, and Field Leads throughout the program management from planning to tactical activities to drive collection of forecast requirements for new products.Creates and socializes guiding templates, e.g, including forecast templates, rollout book, and production planning. Act as the Subject Matter Expert for the cross-functional teams and Markets if there are any questions.Collaborate with Commercialization Managers, Sr. Activation Managers, and Replenishment to identify inventory issues and develop plans to mitigate inventory risks.Responsible for Field Training Coordination through content planning and production support.Identifies and helps to drive process improvements to mitigate current and potential program risks. Gathers feedback on rollouts from the field on an ongoing basis.Directs and guides stakeholders in developing selling and relevant training materials in conjunction with Category Management and Training functions.Act as Subject Matter Expert for Scoop through regular and impromptu communications to cross-functional teams, field teams, and leadership.Other duties as assigned by manager.SUPERVISION: No direct supervision responsibilities. Indirectly manages work efforts of the product team, provides specific and balanced feedback, coaches team with input from stakeholders, and provides performance input to direct supervisors.RELATIONSHIPS:Internal:Interact with a variety of internal stakeholders: Product Development, Marketing, Merchandising, Category Management, Replenishment, LeadershipExternal:Interact with consultants and suppliersQUALIFICATIONSEducation/Training:Bachelor's degree in Business / Marketing / Finance / Operations or related field requiredProject Management Professional (PMP) certification is desiredRelated Experience:Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in program/project managementStrongcommunication skills and experience influencing peers and senior leadersA proven record ofprioritizingand deploying strategicinitiativesFood industry experience preferredKnowledge/Skills/Abilities:The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of forward-looking vision, clear judgment in managing risk, and the ability to drive deliverables while maintaining flexibility in an agile environmentProven success in creatively solving problems and refining processes and procedures to create additional program scaleMust be self-directed and highly motivatedStrong verbal communication and interpersonal skills, as well as solid presentation skills requiredCapable of influencing project stakeholdersStrong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and analytical capabilityMust possess solid, strong business acumen and sales orientationWorking knowledge of Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is required#LI-JC1 ***EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status***

Keywords: US Foods, Inc., Des Plaines , Scoop Program Manager (Hybrid Onsite & Remote), Executive , Des Plaines, Illinois

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