Director Project Portfolio Management


About us!

Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations.

This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv. We take quality seriously and around the world we taste products every 30 seconds. We take our consumers seriously and more than 150 people will taste test each of our new innovations before they hit the shelves.

We are on a mission to help people eat healthy and to reduce carbon footprint through the power of plants!
If you would like to join us, read on!

Your Role

Lead a team of supply chain and operations project managers in the central office and in the different factories of Upfield in Europe.

You are the responsible for delivering a large portfolio of projects on time, in full and on strategy. Projects include new innovations, value creation projects, product rollouts to new markets, simplification and line extensions. Also, you are the lead person to represent operations in product portfolio management.

The role represents the end-to-end supply chain & operations function in Upfield Europe, such as engineering, procurement, quality, planning, logistics and factories, and interfaces senior stakeholders in marketing, finance and research & development (R&D).

Main Accountabilities:

  • You are responsible to manage product and portfolio changes within supply chain.
  • With a team of project managers in the central team and in the factories, you contribute to projects in the area of innovation, cost saving and supply chain optimization.
  • You have a seat in the product & portfolio innovation board to ensure right priorities are taken in the business and by providing supply chain input for decision making
  • You will lead the supply chain activities to guarantee excellent project delivery in terms of timing, quality and service.
  • Your input on all end-to-end supply chain aspects in all stages of the project will ensure good sourcing, procurement, capabilities, capacity and investment decisions.
  • You are responsible to verify technical risk assessments is in place with the technical team at each project stage to ensure success and avoid quality issues.
  • You will ensure that the supply chain is represented during the development of the future product portfolio.
  • And by assessing the potential cost / benefit of addressing each complexity driver, you will lead specific portfolio initiatives to drive down complexity.
  • Throughout the above, you will ensure effective communication across the business from senior stakeholder level to factory operators.
  • And manage function interaction with marketing, R&D, planning, procurement, QA, factories.

Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications:

  • Master degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Outstanding track record in OTIF project and program delivery
  • Operations / supply chain background is required. Experience in at least three of the following areas:
  • Factory management
  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Quality
  • Logistics
  • Knowledge and experience with Quality in Innovation for manufacturing principles.
  • Basic understanding of production processes and capabilities, risk assessment and validation of in–house and co-making operations.
  • Engineering or R&D experience is a pre
  • English proficiency
  • Excellent communicator
  • Hands-on mentality to get things done
  • Strategic influencing & analytical skills
  • Team leadership
  • Confidence in virtual team working and team coordination.

Personal Power!
At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

Mission Statement
At Upfield our purpose is clear …… Making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet!

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

If you are an entrepreneur at heart and have a passion for winning, a strong understanding of B2B business, and would like to join us, apply online.

Interested ?
please send your application and resume to
reference Director Project Portfolio Management.
We will send you confirmation of receipt and
forward your application + resume directly.

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