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Sysco Project Manager, Global Product Development in Avon, Indiana


US2160 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

5 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

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Gilchrist & Soames, a division of Guest Worldwide, is a global personal care manufacturer that combines its industry leading hotel amenity manufacturing capabilities with a passion for pure and innovative bath products. We have an unwavering commitment to excellence, environmental stewardship, and clean, skin-friendly formulations.

Products manufactured in our Indiana and New Jersey factories service three core markets. 1) Most notable, you’ll find our products in hotels in 190 countries around the world. 2) We manufacture and sell Gilchrist & Soames consumer personal care products via our own website, Amazon and are launching in specialty retail this summer. 3) Lastly, our specialists blend formulas and manufacture products for other beauty and personal care consumer brands who rely on our expertise to bring their products to life.

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We are looking for a conductor, someone who knows how to pull together multiple moving pieces to help them fall in sync. Someone who loves working with people almost as much as they love a good excel or Microsoft project worksheet. Someone wickedly organized but also creative in their approach to solutions and magnetic in their personality. You will be the oil that enables the functions of product development and manufacturing to thrive and your ability to influence without authority will be critical to your success. In this role you will report into the Manager, Global Product Development Project Management.

As the Product Development Project Manager, you will be an expert on leading the development of personal care and commercial hygiene projects from inception through manufacturing and launch. You'll know who does what and when it’s needed to ensure project success. You will be responsible for planning and tracking internal creative design and R&D chemistry projects, external client R&D and manufacturing projects, and existing programs that may migrate or change over time. In every case, you’ll manage and allocate resources, carrying projects from brief through final execution when the program is manufactured, quality tested, and distribution POs are fulfilled.

Lucky you! In this role with Gilchrist & Soames you will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams – people you can be proud with whom to work!


  • Requirements gathering and scope alignment for all assigned projects working directly with the internal and external Project Sponsor(s); including collaboration with but not limited to Global Design, Global marketing, Global Brand, Engineering, Supply Chain, Research and Development, cross-functional stakeholders and Interface as a conduit with our valued business partners to scope, plan, manage, and drive all steps in the lifecycle of any new projects or existing program management.

  • Understands the business need for each project and properly assess the projects’ design objectives, complexity level and develops the best strategic path forward for efficiency and success. M akes on-going decisions based on what’s best for the organization even if that means challenging senior stakeholders on critical success factors. Makes continuous improvement a priority by partnering with Managers across functions to make continuous improvement more broadly than a single project.

  • Work closely with Manager to ensure the project objective, deliverables, required resources, work plan and timing for new initiatives; responsible for creating and maintaining comprehensive project status tools

  • End-to-end project execution initially from the project kick-off, design and development stages, ensuring a seamless transition of management and client approved final design for artwork execution. Develop end to end (E2E), track and manage detailed project level ; PnLs, & new product information forms (NPIF’s) to support the projects. Create SOP’s, when applicable, to help streamline the PM process.

  • Interface with the Global PD team & Cross Functional Subject Matter Experts in order to ensure Design and formulation chemistry R&D has all of the requirements in order to develop packaging, graphics and formulations that meet the mark; Interface with R&D on all new NPD formulations to ensure compliance are upheld. Clearly defines manufacturing capabilities, location(s) and all costs associated with the program are understood.

  • Manage and maintain multiple, simultaneous creative projects-many of which can be complex in nature—ensuring adherence to project management and production best practices: , including but not limited to contract manufacturing, internal and customer-based CPG programs, Lodging programs and commercial product programs. Navigate all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives.

  • Monitor and manage scope by ensuring changes are documented, prioritized, approved and reported to all business teams and stakeholders; must be able to help stakeholders quantify scope changes in terms of time and resource implications.

  • Lead , manage, schedule to meet deadlines, present information transparently and schedule project-related meetings including kickoffs, cadence of meetings, Cross-functional status, brainstorms, Identify and assemble the project team including product development, manufacturing, R&D and supply chain.

  • Engage stakeholders , ensuring the right people ranging from junior to Executive level, are aware of any complications, always tailoring communication to bring solutions/opportunities to the table. Break down projects into actionable steps and hold key stakeholders accountable.

  • Mitigate problems and critical issues and obstacles and execute solves.

  • Participate and/or drive feasibility of vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders. Understand operational efficiencies and help team make decisions that are optimal for implementation – from ingredient to package to manufacturing facility.

  • Highlight and correct continuous Improvement: By understanding the business need for each project and working closely with Manager, Global Project Management makes suggestions, establish, and implement processes and improvements.

  • Set Global Best Practices: Work with PM leadership to apply best practices from centralized team for global implementation, collaboration, and project visibility. Start each project with a global launch mentality so minimal regional re-work is required.

  • Duties as assigned.


Candidates who start work in the months of May and June 2021 may be eligible for medical and prescription drug plan coverage effective on their date of hire*. Standard eligibility rules and timelines apply to all other Sysco benefits, including additional healthcare benefits options, retirement benefits, vacation, and paid sick leave. Please visit to view additional benefits information. *Exceptions/exclusions may apply


COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.