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Project Manager Portfolio Product Optimisation (f/m/d)

5 Aleje Ujazdowskie, Warsaw GSC, Mazowieckie, Poland, 00-583

Project Manager Portfolio Product Optimisation (f/m/d)

  • DE00800
  • 5 Aleje Ujazdowskie, Warsaw GSC, Mazowieckie, Poland, 00-583

About us

We're a truly international company, forth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.

Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The Role

The project manager portfolio product optimisation assesses cost and complexity prior to a deployment of initiatives and influences/ supports decision making of senior stakeholders within IMB leadership team, GCO, Regions, GSC centers of expertise across Product and Supply Chain, Global procurement and Finance. This includes creation of brand standards framework within FMC category for Global and multi-market regional brands and preparing business recommendations for Group marketing based on portfolio complexity analysis. Support design to value framework that aims to optimise IMB product portfolio for cost and complexity by providing transparency within governance forums, deliver insights and analytics to make informed product investment decisions in accordance with consumer needs and IMB Portfolio strategy and coordinate discovery of new ideas with subject matter experts within GSC.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess cost and complexity prior to new product introductions within scope of Combustibles Realisation
  • Create framework to optimise new product introductions and define optimal scope to drive economies of scale via shared designs and features on pack and product
  • Provide inputs into Business Cases by working with various GSC departments to quantify complexity implications of drumbeat initiatives and support right decision making
  • Provide visibility of costs that either result from drumbeat initiative or identified through optimization opportunities
  • Partner with GCO M&PM to support Portfolio Management via development of initiative scope and tools that will help achieve IMB ambition of a designed to value product in line with strategy
  • Collaborate with GSC experts, Global Procurement and Finance teams to generate a pipeline of initiatives that support value delivery of c.£15m per annum
  • Liaise between GSC and GCO functions – ensure effective communication of pipeline to GCO community
  • Oversee initiative evaluation to a decision based on consumer insight and subsequent implementation.

Candidate requirements


  • In depth knowledge of Combustibles Portfolio cost and complexity drivers
  • Knowledge IMB portfolio strategy, brand and SKU profitability
  • Knowledge of GSC project management and IMB governance processes/forums
  • Strong Business partnering, influencing and communication skills
  • Mindset to challenge status quo and ability to have difficult conversations
  • Strong analytics capability
  • Ability to structure large quantities of data
  • Ability to develop sound business cases using data, analysis and compelling rationale
  • Experience in managing multiple complex projects with interdependencies
  • Fluent in English
  • Willingness to travel and intercultural awareness
  • Good MSC and GCO network



  • Print, Packaging and Product technology knowledge
  • Print family methodology

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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