Manager of Innovation & Commercialization - PMO Job at Florida Crystals Corporation, Boca Raton, FL

  • Florida Crystals Corporation
  • Boca Raton, FL

Job Description

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.


The Manager of Innovation & Commercialization – PMO, is to successfully lead the delivery of multiple new product launches across North America in adherence to a stage gate process, from the most straightforward to the most complex.


  • Manage overall project actions, issues, risks and dependencies and drive through resolution or mitigation.
  • Effective management of time-cost-quality constraints in order to maximize long-term CTO for the organization.
  • Creation and development of excellent cross-functional networks and excellent stakeholder communication.


  • Manages product commercialization from concept through to launch using our established and defined stage gate process.
  • Schedules team meetings, develops agendas, issues discussion summaries and develops project timelines for each project within the portfolio(s) managed.
  • Leads and influences a cross functional team comprised of Product Development, Packaging, Quality, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Finance and Sales teams to successfully deliver each launch into the market.
  • Provides cohesion among cross-functional stakeholders by facilitating regular project team meetings, facilitating problem-solving sessions and adding structure for resolution.
  • Builds and actively manages complex, detailed project timelines in Microsoft Project.
  • Collects and captures project scope attributes throughout the stage gate process in partnership with the project stakeholders.
  • Actively maintains clear project communication that effectively demonstrates progress, issues, lessons learned and risks.
  • Acts as the single point of ownership for assigned projects, leading the development and refinement of the project business case from inception through launch and post launch market performance monitoring.
  • Updates and maintains portfolio management database for all projects within the portfolio(s) managed.
  • Faciliates risk assessments and project evaluations to ensure continuous improvement to drive executional excellence.
  • Able to effectively build PowerPoint presentations and clearly present to various levels of the organization.
  • Creatively challenges conventional thinking to break through barriers and challenges.
  • Handle complaints, settle disputes, resolve conflicts, and negotiate with others.


  • Ability to manage and monitor projects to completion; demonstrated agility in and adaptability to changes in workload and priorities.
  • Having the ability to manage and monitor a large number of projects to completion simultaneously.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Heightened attention to detail; highly organized.
  • Deadline-oriented with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Strong working knowledge of a stage gate process and all that is required to effectively commercialize a product/project.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Strong working knowledge in and experience with project management concepts, tools and activities including PPM, SAP, MS Office (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to network effectively with stakeholders and build relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complexity in different ways to different audiences within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong and proven presentation skills.
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation and production methods.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Project Management for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry.
  • Delivery management experience either within project management; working knowledge of the commercialization process.
  • Strong working knowledge of product and packaging development and familiarity with quality assurance procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
  • CAPM or PMP preferred.


  • Accountability: Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad.
  • Acting with Integrity:  Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments; Understands and follows company policies
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills:  Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Judgment & Decision-Making:  Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions
  • Anticipation-  Identifies problems or issues before they occur; Uses experience and lessons learned to make adjustments and improvements before defects occur.
  • Analysis & Critical Thinking:  Securing relevant information and identifying key issues and relationships from a base of information; relating and comparing data from different sources; identifying cause-effect relationships using logic to arrive at conclusions
  • Starting/Working Independently:  Displays a high sense of urgency; starts actions as soon as possible; quickly launches into new projects and tasks; gets things moving Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others
  • Teamwork & Collaboration : Working effectively with others to achieve a desired outcome
  • Acting strategically:  Aligns day to day activities around broader organizational goals and objectives; prioritizes resources based on the strategic objectives of the organization; recognizes and rewards people based on how their actions support the broader needs of the company
  • Managing Complexity:  Keeping focused on key objectives and results when addressing the details of a situation. Making timely decisions using available facts in ambiguous situations
  • Continuous Learning:  Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

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