1+ months

Sr. Director PMO & Strategy Execution

KIND Healthy Snacks
New York, New York 10018

Who are we?


Since its founding in 2004, KIND has been on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and one act at a time. KIND was born out of its founder’s desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. What began as a line of premium Fruit & Nut bars sparked the creation of an entirely new healthier snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of snacks that offer solutions for a variety of different occasions.


We love making snacks that delight people’s taste buds and fuel their bodies, and we also love inspiring kindness in communities everywhere. As a not-only-for-profit company, we’ve always believed that there’s more to business than just profit.


We’re looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader in health & wellness and positively impact society along the way. If you’re looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.


What you’ll do


KIND has an exciting and ambitious Strategic Plan that will enable us to take our growth and performance to the next level. We are looking for a Sr Director of Strategy Execution and Commercialization to play a critical role in bringing to life our ambition. You will lead a team of Project Managers across Portfolio, Program and Project Management in the areas of innovation, productivity and sales initiatives. This role will provide you with many opportunities to make a visible and meaningful impact. Working with the VP of Strategic Development, and leaders across KIND you will be responsible for:


PMO (Project Management Office) and Portfolio Management

  • Create, operationalize and lead KIND’s PMO
  • Activate portfolio management best practices; assess the project portfolio (for size / feasibility / ease / sufficiency to achieve our targets), recommend priorities and trade-offs to ensure we meet (or exceed) our goals, recommend resource allocation, etc.

Program and Project Management

  • Drive continuous improvement of our project management practices
  • Refine our project stage gate model to drive value, speed and quality (cost effectively), especially for innovation
  • Be a player / coach by selectively taking on a project manager role, specifically:
    • Scope and plan projects (set goals and objectives, create project plans, determine resources and budgets, identify risks and contingency planning, develop a change management plan and set KPIs) and
    • Execute with excellence (drive owners / contributors to deliver on time and within budget, manage stakeholders / communication, anticipate risks and identify mitigation approaches, manage the budget, monitor progress / KPIs)
    • Dive into KINDs operational and commercial activities to be a subject matter expert to push the thinking (vs. just pushing a timeline)

People Leadership

  • Lead and develop a team of PM professionals by bringing best practices, driving critical thinking, leading teams to search for non-standard solutions when required
  • Build robust knowledge of capabilities and capacity across functions



What you’ll bring to KIND


  • Proven skills and results in Portfolio, Program and Project Management, specifically in CPG (ideally food)
  • Distinctive people skills with a proven track record of driving change, influencing (especially at a higher level) and stakeholder management
  • Strong organization skills, especially managing complex projects
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills (e.g., clear and compelling “story”, with accurate insights and a well thought out recommendation)
  • Strong problem solving in both ambiguous and tactical situations and a bias for action (i.e., you ask “how can we?” vs. “can we?”)
  • Experience managing small teams with limited resources in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to perform in a dynamic environment and comfort working in ambiguity
  • Entrepreneurial and creative solution orientated mindset, with the ability to ‘think like as an owner', be flexible
  • Forward thinking to look around the corner and see what is coming
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence, high quality standards, and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in PM tools (e.g., Microsoft Project, Smart Sheet), Excel and PowerPoint


You are

  • A team player and change champion (proven experiences of leading other to think and differently according to the business needs)
  • Highly organized with the ability to organize others around you
  • Driven, resourceful, curious, and a fast learner
  • Uncompromising in your professionalism and ethical conduct
  • Passionate for KIND and healthy snacks
  • Genuine in your desire to help make the world a kinder place, committing to always spreading and celebrating kindness


You have

  • A minimum of 10 years relevant experience in portfolio, program and project management (ideally Food experience)
  • Bachelor’s degree; Masters or MBA a plus
  • Certification in Project Management
  • Deep knowledge of how CPG companies and large retailers operate
  • Experience in IBP (integrated business planning)
  • Track record of successfully executing portfolio, program and project management in food (especially innovation stage gates)
  • Ideally, experience creating portfolio management from the ground up


What KIND offers

  • Competitive compensation, including equity in KIND!
  • Flexible Paid Time Off. Choose what works best for you, including summer hours
  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family’s needs
  • Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in office programs like Drs, Nutritionists, Mindfulness, Chair Massages & others
  • Casual office dress code – feel free to wear your KIND gear
  • Stock up on your favorite KIND bars to share with your family & friends, through a quarterly voucher redeemable on ks.com
  • Training & tuition reimbursement program, because continuing to learn matters and we support your development
  • A dynamic, ambitious, fun and KIND work environment
  • The opportunity and responsibility to be KIND everyday



At KIND, we are committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. KIND is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.




  • Food Services
Posted: 2019-06-07 Expires: 2019-07-22

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