Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Project Coordinator

<strong>We&rsquo;re a naan traditional company&hellip;<br /><br />Working at FGF Brands, there is never a dull moment! As a successful company that is continually growing there is always challenging yet rewarding work to be a part of.&nbsp;We have an&nbsp;<em>entrepreneurial&nbsp;</em>spirit which encourages all our team members to use their own&nbsp;<em>creativity</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>out of the box</em>&nbsp;thinking to come up with solutions and new ideas.</strong>

Greater Toronto Area, ON

FGF

<p><strong>A Bakery That Runs Like A Startup</strong></p> <p><strong>We&rsquo;re not your average bakery. We&rsquo;re a team of passionate thinkers and doers that are challenging the idea of what a bakery can be. We operate like a startup, powered by creativity and a &lsquo;roll up your sleeves&rsquo; mentality, to give our customers the best possible product. Our offices are just like our thinking, open and modern. Our manufacturing facilities are state-of- the-art. We expect unconventional solutions from our team members, so we give them creative spaces to inspire and collaborate.</strong></p> https://www.fgfbrands.com/

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Full Time

Overview: <br /> <p>Let&rsquo;s be frank. FGF is not for everybody. Our culture is unique. We dive headfirst into the unknown. If you&rsquo;re fun-loving, talented, and fearless, we&rsquo;re for you.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>What FGF Offers:</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Disruptive and a naan-traditional mindset</li> <li>An inclusive and dynamic culture</li> <li>Accelerated career progression</li> <li>Commitment to learning and development</li> <li>Opportunity to be impactful</li> <li>Competitive compensation&nbsp;</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong><u>PLM Project Coordinator:</u></strong></p> <p>The PLM &ndash; Project Coordinator will be critical to supporting the flawless execution of all base business development and new product initiatives within your respective portfolios. Through your ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, you establish yourself as the key go-to person for the sales team in the head office to manage the flow of information both internally and externally to keep projects on track to deliver on time and in full.</p>
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Internal Ambassador for Customer and Channel Base: Develop an in-depth understanding of the respective customer base, products, and objectives to be able to support the sales team in achieving business objectives. This will include an ability to generate summary reports and key priorities in conjunction with the Category and Customer Development (CCD) and Sales Leads to drive agenda items for the monthly volume and project review meetings.</li> <li>Project Coordinator for assigned projects:</li> <ul> <li>Effectively manage multiple competing new product projects and deadlines</li> <li>Maintain Project Timelines, recognizing when critical dates are at risk</li> <li>Liaise and follow-up with various internal teams to ensure all project-related tasks are followed-up and executed on time (i.e. R&amp;D, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing)</li> <li>Liaise and follow-up with various external stakeholders to ensure all project-related tasks are followed-up and executed on time and on schedule (i.e. Customers, Vendors)</li> <li>Provide packaging recommendations for unique product requirements based on a deep understanding of company packaging specifications and latest industry information on materials, best practices, etc.</li> <li>Work with manufacturing to conduct packaging trials, for new products and/or format changes to launched products</li> </ul> <li>Key Account Project Tracking and Updating: Through effective interaction with all internal departments and the representation of the business unit at the daily project meetings, you will provide consistent key project updates on all initiatives to the respective sales lead. This will require detailed knowledge of the project and customer to ensure you are able to proactively seek updates and interact in project meetings.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Team Administration: You will support the successful execution of initiatives with the on-time completion of customer-specific forms under the direction of the respective sales lead. Examples would include but are not limited to</li> <ul> <li>New Item Listing Forms</li> <li>Account specific spec sheets</li> <li>Forecast and Spend inputs</li> </ul> <li>Customer and Broker Network Interface on Key Projects and Opportunities:</li> <ul> <li>Support the Sales leads within your respective business group to ensure all projects and customer initiatives are kept up to date.</li> <li>You will demonstrate an ability to manage the communication of project and packaging requirements directly with the customer as well as critical updates with the broker network under the direction of the Sales and CCD team.</li> </ul> <li>Sales Material Distribution: Work in partnership with the CCD lead and other team members to support the creation and customization of sales materials for your respective customer base to support marketing-led and customer-specific initiatives</li> <li>Provide backup to order entry team as required</li> <li>Other duties as required related to supporting sales leads and customers within your designated sales channel</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <ul> <li>Post-secondary education in Business or a relevant field</li> <li>3+ years of relevant experience in a Sales Admin/Co-ordination role is preferred</li> <li>Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task</li> <li>Strong organization, problem-solving, and analytical skills</li> <li>Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)</li> <li>Passion to thrive in a constantly changing environment with shifting priorities.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong><u>FGF DNA:</u></strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;re foodies and our passion is baked in&hellip;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Customer and Product Centricity &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;You are always keeping our products front and center.</li> <li><strong>Flexibility, Agility, Adaptability &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;You embrace speed, change, and uncertainty.</li> <li><strong>Teamwork and Collaboration &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;You are a relationship builder.</li> <li><strong>Passion for Excellence</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; You look for innovative solutions and challenges the status quo.</li> <li><strong>Drives Execution</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; You are a risk taker!</li> </ul>