Product Development Coordinator in Mississauga at Kruger Products

Date Posted: 7/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Kruger Products we have a shared vision for greatness. We manufacture some of North America’s most popular tissue brands - Cashmere®, Purex®, Scotties®’, SpongeTowels®, White Cloud®, as well as products for use away from home. We always want to do better for our customers and our world. The awards we’ve earned remind us that our hard work and commitment to doing the right thing pays off. But they aren’t what keep us going. It’s the people who work here, who believe in what we do – and how we do it that truly matters.

We are leaders in our communities, leaders in sustainability, and leaders in connecting with our consumers. Our headquarters is in Mississauga, ON, but we proudly have nearly 2,500 employees spread across eight manufacturing plants in Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, and Tennessee.

 WHAT YOU WILL DO

The Product Development Coordinator will manage projects, and support and administer functions within the Product Development (PD) group and associated systems to enhance efficiency and reporting. The PD team works on an average of 350 projects per year, including packaging changes, product launches, and promotions.

In this role, you will:

  • Work with a number of key information holders and business stakeholders including those in Sales, Marketing, and Operations, to coordinate and manage product packaging change, promotions, and product discontinuation projects
  • Act as the primary user-representative for the PD system, which helps us manage our projects, and Chemical Control systems. Work with IT resources to ensure their availability, effectiveness, and continual improvement.
  • Provide administrative and coordination support to our process which include scheduling gate meetings and ensuring all documents are distributed to gate keepers in a timely manner
  • Develop training manuals and provide training for users of the PD system
  • Create reports to capture product development KPI
  • Conduct periodic audits to maintain accuracy of databases within the PD group

WHAT YOU WILL BRING

  • University or technology studies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)
  • Detailed analytical and critical thinking skills with attention to details
  • Project management
  • Advance knowledge in Excel and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under pressure and be able manage several tasks concurrently
  • Be able to adapt quickly and respond to urgent business priorities
  • Efficient time management
  • Ability to interact well with others including those in operations, sales, and marketing
  • Effective and efficient communication skills
  • Knowledge of systems and databases

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

Our mission is to make everyday life more comfortable for our customers, consumers and employees. Together we bring this mission to life. As an ever-evolving business, there are always exciting new challenges, diverse career options, and opportunities to innovate. Want to learn more? Come unleash your greatness with Kruger Products.

We have been named one of GTA’s Top Employers for the past 8 consecutive years, as well as Forbes' Best Employers in Canada.

Kruger Products is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under KPLP’s Accessibility Policy and Multi-Year Accessibility Plan - 1.04.33.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Kruger Products but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.