KIK Custom Products

  • Project Manager

    Job Location CA-ON-Concord
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/26/2018 5:20 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Min. Years Exp.
    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Overview

    COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

    KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 29 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America.

    KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 8 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. . In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting® and The Works® branded products.


    Key Responsibilities:


    • Provide leadership to multi-functional project teams to ensure adequate communication and transparency, data analysis, delivery support, and contingency planning.
    • Provide training on critical project management skills for project leads and new team members.
    • Monitor and develop portfolio-tracking techniques for domestic and global new product development.  Maintain a global new product development process and portfolio dashboard for all global development projects.
    • Outline a clear direction for team members and motivate them toward team goals and organizations strategy
    • Manage and resolve communications, miscommunications, and conflicts between global business units.
    • Facilitate continuous development of the Project Management Office to deliver increasing value of the function to the organization.

      Project Management:

    • Strategically manage projects from ideation/pre-assessment through realization
    • Manage all project activities using the Df(x) process.  Maintain all documentation as required using MS Project and Excel, SharePoint, E-Track, EZone, and/or other appropriate systems
    • Monitor tasks, milestones, and timelines to ensure projects stay on track. Clearly, concisely, and quickly communicate with cross-functional teams. Facilitate team meetings in-person, with conference calls, and/or web cast.
    • Drive definition and management of project scope, resources, schedule, and risk from inceptions to launch for all assigned projects. Develop the overall project plans and teamwork assignments to meet milestones.  Direct and monitor work efforts on a daily basis.
    • Manage customer expectations by effectively communicating the project status. Create status reports, project update information, and Stage Gate review presentations as required to update project status to sponsors/ stakeholders.


    • Enable a high-performing team that passionately supports accomplishment of goals in a manner consistent with Core Principles.
    • Take ownership for results and be proactive in the performance of assignments. Work with teams to develop valid conclusions and identify alternatives. Identify likely stakeholder responses to specific recommendations.
    • Drive multifunctional teams to successful delivery of a product. Enable distributed project teams to collaborate effectively on projects.
    • Link problems and symptoms to identify underlying issues and root causes. 
    • Define issues clearly, approach problems from a systems perspective, and see connections, linkages, and interdependencies. Apply continuous learning to problem resolution within projects.
    • Outline a clear direction for team members and motivate them toward company and team goals.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, engineering, a hard science, or other related experience.  MBA or MS preferred
    • 5+ years comparable work experience
    • Job related exp.: Project Management, MS project, Stage/Gate experience 
    • Experience with resource management, i.e., personnel allocation, motivation, setting goals and objectives; coordinating the activities of other Project Managers and functional resources.
    • Ability to negotiate persuasively; influence and shape the decisions of others
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Organizational and time management skills
    • Cross-functional team leadership skills, ability to collaborate
    • Solid computer skills, including basic MS Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Project
    • Travel expectation – 25% or less 


    A Career with KIK Offers:


    KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.


    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products. 


    KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.


    Accommodation is available upon request.


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