Golden State Foods

Project Manager

Location US-CA-City of Industry
Job ID
Research & Development


This individual will manage project timelines, arrange assignments, and communicate progress to cross-functional teams.  This position will be the primary liaison for multiple project workflows and understand systems related to those projects.


  • Provides project administration and support for various project workflows within Product Development, understanding the new product commercialization workflow. Work with cross-functional teams to ensure key project deliverables are met. (30 %)
  • Develop and implement programs and systems to improve efficiencies, speed and quality of documentation support, project timelines and compliance efforts in support of departmental and business unit goals and objectives. (20%)
  • Supports the new vendor and new ingredient sourcing workflow, to ensure proper document is reviewed and approved. (20%)
  • Supports the product development team through implementation and project support of strategic commercialization initiatives. (10%)
  • Planning and running pre-production and small-scale meetings to align on project milestones. (10%)
  • Work cross-functionally to collaborate, support and communicate formula/document accuracy. (10%)

Leadership/Management Responsibility

No direct reports but must be able to lead/influence/educate teams on PD / Commercialization activities both internally and externally.


Performance Categories

  • Understanding of regulatory and quality assurance requirements, such as Quality & HACCP Programs
  • Accurate and thorough documentation – attention to detail
  • Teamwork within the department, and cross-functional departments across multiple facilities
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Vendor relations
  • Food Safety standards and procedures: food processing and distribution



Education and experience equivalent to:



  • BS or MS (science, technology, engineering or related field preferred)
  • PMP certification preferred



  • 5+ years preferred of project management experience. Strong communication skills. Food industry experience is a plus.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert)

  • (J) FDA and USDA regulations and requirements.
  • (J) Food product development and processes.
  • (J) Experience on a food manufacturing floor/environment
  • (J) Project management tools and methodologies


Skill and ability to:

  • Understand supply chain issues around material shortages, assured supply, and qualification of new raw materials.
  • Be proactive, assertive and goal oriented in driving business growth.
  • Demonstrate initiative and creativity.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and communications skills (both written and verbal).
  • Work in a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple project and timelines simultaneously.
  • Be detail oriented, well organized and highly self-motivated.
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed
  • Work effectively with computers and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.). PLM and ERP Experience is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of project management systems is a plus.


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