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United Natural Foods, Inc.

Project Manager Operations

United Natural Foods, Inc. - Providence, RI


Responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. Defines project objectives and oversees quality control throughout its life cycle.



Directs and manages project development from beginning to end.

Defines project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with project sponsor and key stakeholders.

Develops project plans and associated communications documents.

Effectively communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

Liaises with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

Estimates the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.

Determines and assesses need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.

Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.

Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.

Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path.

Plans, schedules and tracks project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans.

Defines project success criteria and disseminates them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.

Coaches, mentors, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

Builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills



Bachelor’s degree in the field of business science, with a minimum of 3-5 years equivalent work experience preferred

PMP preferred


Demonstrated understanding of the PMBOK standard project management approach

Excellent familiarity with project management tools, including MS Project, PowerPoint, and Excel.


3 - 5 years project management experience.

Demonstrated experience in personnel management.

Working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Reacting to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.

Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis.

Management of concurrent projects.

System implementation experience is preferred.


Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Strong organizational skills.

Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences.

Excellent interpersonal and listening skills.

Highly self motivated and directed.

Strong knowledge of Supply Chain/Operations, best practices and methodologies.

Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Job Location

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Position Type


10 days 23 hours ago

United Natural Foods, Inc.


Project Manager Operations United Natural Foods, Inc. - Providence, RI, United States


Location: Providence, RI

Company Profile:
America's Premier Certified Organic Distributor® UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States. In addition to excellent distribution services, we provide a range of innovative, value-added services for our customers and suppliers, to foster mutual success and growth. Our services include marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. At the core of UNFI's distribution operation are five main units: UNFI Eastern Region, UNFI Western Region, UNFI Canada, Albert's Organics and Select Nutrition. In addition, our non-distribution divisions include Blue Marble Brands, Earth Origins Market and Woodstock Farms Manufacturing.