Senior Project Manager - Digital at Dawn Foods Innovation Hub

| Greater Boston Area
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Dawn Food Products, Inc. is the world's largest privately owned, global bakery supplier with annual sales of over $1 billion, and over 4,000 people working in more than 70 countries. We have operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico, Canada and Brazil. Dawn's proven recipe for success is built on our Circle of Excellence that includes: outstanding, hard-working People who develop and produce consistently high-quality Products that exceed the expectations of our Customers around the world. Our culture drives global growth by embracing diversity while encouraging constant learning and continuous professional development. Dawn People enjoy great benefits, competitive wages and an excellent working environment.  Dawn Food Products is an equal employment opportunity company.

Dawn Foods is looking for a great Project Management talent to be one of the first ten hires in our new Digital Innovation Hub. We are a leading global bakery manufacturing and distribution organization with almost 100 years of history at the beginning of our digital journey. The Boston office has a mandate to develop and execute Dawn's digital strategy, including the B2B platform roadmap, the enabling technologies to bring it to market, and the monetization opportunities that the platform can deliver.  You could be one of the charter members of the Digital Innovation Hub with a strong voice around how we work and what outcomes we drive.


This role will have a direct and tangible impact on our Digital team, our company, and our customers. The chosen candidate will lead and collaborate on complex, multi-disciplinary projects using your project, and program expertise and work across a broad spectrum of Dawn, including key members of the Marketing, IT, Distribution, and Sales teams. Come join a team of Boston digital experts for this unique opportunity as we build a digital start-up within a global organization and transform the business for future growth. The Senior Project Manager will report to the Senior Director, Product Management and will be expected to maintain project schedule, project staffing, status and financial accountability per Dawn PMO standards.

What you will do:

  • Implement and guide projects through PMO processes and policies, oversee work of project staff, and work with other leaders to define, prioritize, and develop technical strategies and solutions
  • Build valued working relationships with technical subject matter experts across teams as well as with stakeholders and senior management
  • Manage the integration and interoperation of solutions with parallel supporting Enterprise Applications and Digital environments
  • Coordinate and manage platform development and integrated release management for sustained solution development and deployment
  • Collaborate on the development of ROI models, launch criteria, marketing, and project prioritization
  • Provide coordination of all resources, both internal and external, to deliver successful projects on time and within budget
  • Manage and communicate delivery dates, key milestones, risk mitigation and status, leveraging PMO designated tools as appropriate
  • Facilitate project and process meetings face-to-face and via conference calls as needed
  • Work with IT teams and other subject matter experts on completion of system, integration, performance, security, regression, and user acceptance testing
  • Work with trainers, project team, end users and end user support team to develop and implement training and support programs to ensure acceptance and effective use of the new processes and systems


  • BS/BA in a technical or business-related discipline preferred, with relevant work experience
  • 5 to 7 years of successful technical/business systems project management experience, preferably in a digital/B2B-eCommerce business unit
  • Competency in project and program management, budgeting, scheduling, risk management and task estimation, PMP certification preferred
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively with developers to build and manage complex technology delivery programs. B2B manufacturing and distribution experience a plus.
  • Direct experience with B2B eCommerce platforms, data architecture and enterprise software application development methodologies and lifecycles, including Agile
  • Competency in Agile collaboration toolset (e.g., JIRA and Confluence) and program management software
  • Comfortable with coordinating and driving multi-task, multi-level project plans and schedules, bug tracking and timely issue resolution or escalation for resolution/decision
  • Meeting facilitation skills including setting agendas, taking minutes, managing documentation, and task, time and action item management
  • Ability to comfortably work in a fast paced, often ambiguous and shifting environment
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational and leadership skill, outstanding written and verbal communication talent, and an appropriate aptitude for user experience design, software engineering, and software test methodologies
  • Effective and sound decision-making skills, influencing, and leadership
  • MS Office fluency, including MS Project and MS Excel


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability


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Located in Back Bay just blocks from Back Bay Station and Boston Public Garden. Endless food options.

An Insider's view of Dawn Foods Innovation Hub

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Boston office is a start-up. We are in a shared space with dozens of other start-ups with lots of cool amenities and energy. The team spends lots of time collaborating on what capabilities we are going to build and how to build them. We talk. We exchange ideas. We act. Nimble. Agile. It's all very fluid. And exciting!

Gireesh Sahukar

Senior Director, Digital Technology

What projects are you most excited about?

We are building full scale, in-house, digital capabilities from scratch. The team is picking all of the platforms and solution providers to create a robust digital platform. We have complete autonomy. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. And everything we do going forward will be a first for the company (and maybe the industry)!

Bob Howland

Chief Digital Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Everything the team is working on will directly impact the future of Dawn. We are building tools that will transform how team members and customers interact with the brand. Having a direct impact on the future vision of a company that is celebrating 100 years of business is a unique and exciting opportunity that I am lucky to be a part of.


Sr. Product Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

People in my office are energetic and enthusiastic about what we are building, and also willing to work together, share feedback, and be flexible to make things happen. Overall, the atmosphere in the office is really positive and I enjoy a lot working here.

FIona Wu

Product Manager

What are Dawn Foods Innovation Hub Perks + Benefits

Dawn Foods Innovation Hub Benefits Overview

Dawn leaders and the Jones Family are proud to provide exceptional award winning benefits to some of the best people in our industry. Our Philosophy is to continue taking the best care of our Team Members who fuel Dawn’s success every day.  We are committed to help Team Members and their loved ones live healthy lives for many years to come. Some of our benefits are: Health, Dental & Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance AD&D, Disability, Voluntary Products, 401(K), Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Consumerism Card.

Eat Lunch Together
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1.5 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
On Bonus eligible positions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 15 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Fitness Subsidies
Dawn Foods reimburses up to $250 per person per year or $400 per family on gym memberships. And $600 per person per year or $1200 per family for weight management.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250 with a maximum total match of $5250.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dawn’s Circle of Excellence puts Dawn People at the top. We have been recognized as an innovator for our rewards programs over the last few years and we believe we have good reward programs. We are one of the first companies in the nation to offer an emergency savings program as well as a advocacy/wellbeing model for our Team Members and their dependents

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