Project Manager



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About The Group

From a small store in Turin to a large, internationally recognized group: we are present in 90 countries around the world, with over 4,000 employees and 30 companies, managed directly and indirectly by the Luigi Lavazza Spa parent company, which distribute and market our products and coffee machines.
In addition to Lavazza, the following brands are also part of our Group: Carte Noire, Merrild, Kicking Horse, Eraclea and Whittington tea.


Joining Lavazza means doing business with passion, knowing that the impact of our work goes beyond the quality of the production chain. We are a big family and we are constantly looking for new talents who share our values and can enrich our team.


Job Overview


At Lavazza, the Project Manager will be accountable for driving the on time and in full delivery of key strategic innovation, cost savings, graphic and operational projects within Lavazza Group North America R&D team.  This includes leading a cross-functional team to deliver projects from idea to implementation. The Project Manager will act as a custodian for the PMO process and tools and will be responsible for training and deployment of new standard practices. He or she will drive project result accountability and report on key metrics for the business, enabling tactical and strategic decision making.


Location: West Chester, PA 



Key Responsibilities


  • Activity Manager: 
    •    Overall accountability for project delivery and process adherence on the highest priority projects within Lavazza Group North American region. 
    •    Creates, cascades and elevates internal communication to critical stakeholders with regards to project performance and adherence to scope, timeline, financial targets and critical risks. 
    •    Facilitate and drive project kick-off meeting to assure each project has a clear and approved scope that is vetted by key cross-functional stakeholders
    •    Accountable to identify, resolve and escalate issues that risk the project delivery to full scope.
    •    Elevates real-time risks and issues while also presenting new projects and stage gates to Director/VP level governance.
    •    Structures multi-functional projects on a timeline with clear milestones and deliverables to optimize performance and speed while maintaining an acceptable risk.
    •    Drives accountability and any necessary elevations with project team members to implement activities & deliver project/product performance aligned to expectations.
    •    Leads project team meetings, captures and distributes actions and ensures deliverable follow up. 
    •    Facilitates project gate reviews governance team meetings.
    •    Ensures record and document management, including change control process is achieved with quality. 
    •    Responsible for budget / cost tracking.
    •    Leads learning reviews and drives post launch performance reviews. 
    •    Ensures all data provided into Project Management System is accurate and updated (at minimum) monthly for all assigned projects.  
  • Process Custodian:
    •    Functional expert in PMO processes, Lavazza NPD Stage Gate and Change Process, Project Management Tool, including new deployments and upgrades as relevant. 
  • Business Reporting:
    •    Communicates critical information of project progress, key risks and recommendations to PMO and governance board when necessary.
    •    Seeks feedback and leads continuous improvement efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of systems and practices in place

Job Qualifications 


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preference for major in Project Managemnet or related fields)
  • MBA and/or PMP desired
  • 3-5 Years Business Experience Minimum 
  • Project Management Experience Required
  • Work experience in Activity Management, Innovation Management, Product Life Cycle Management, Project Management, Industrial Engineering, Sales Engineering, Commercial or business analytical role preferred.
  • CPG experience preferred.
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office must, MS Project preferred.





  • Competitive Medical, Vision, Dental Benefits 
  • 401K Package 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Onsite Cafeteria and Gym (West Chester location)
  • Hybrid Work Schedule 
  • Ability to be barista certified
  • Monthly Lunches provided by Lavazza
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Performance Development Plans 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Flexible business casual dress code - jean friendly! 
  • Free coffee, anytime!

Lavazza is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Lavazza prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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