Basic American Foods
  • Research and Development
  • Blackfoot, ID, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Other benefits include: · Profit Sharing 401(k) Plan · Healthcare FSA · Jack Hume Scholarship Program · Life & AD&D · Education Assistance · Adoption Assistance · Matching Gifts for Education

Are you a Project Management guru? Do you like managing projects from ideation to commercialization? If so this is a great opportunity for you.

About Basic American Foods

Basic American Foods is supplying important and innovative food to America and beyond. From our humble beginnings with a vision of moving excess food from California to the East Coast, we are now a critical supplier in the food service industry with shelf-stable potatoes and beans. (What is food service? Think restaurants, cafeterias or many places you buy a cooked meal!) We are also an innovator in the Health and Wellness space with our Modern Table brand bringing healthy, yummy and easy meals to everyday life.   

Why work for Basic American Foods?

This position is in beautiful Southeastern Idaho, we are a family-owned, family-friendly and growing company that highly values our employees and innovation. We are growing both our established business as well as in the Consumer and Health & Wellness space to be an innovator and leader. This growth will give you challenging opportunities as well as the ability to grow your career. Additionally, as a medium-sized business the contributions you make are much more visible and impactful. Our size also allows us to be more flexible with career interests. It is an exciting time to join!


The Associate Project Commercialization Manager is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of cross functional teams to enable effective execution of a broad portfolio of projects across all Business Units from Concept through Commercialization. The position's primary responsibility will include creating project work plans, communicating expectations and holding team members accountable to deliverables.  The Associate Project Commercialization Manager will lead the coordination for projects with functions outside the Technology Group including Sales, Marketing, Operations, Procurement, QRO and Finance in order to ensure completion of projects. The Associate Commercialization Manager will be actively engaged in improving multiple processes such as C2C, PMO and Project Management. 


  1. Effectively lead cross-functional and cross-business unit teams, while fostering an environment of accountability and teamwork
  2. Effectively lead project planning efforts and priorities through the full life cycle of assinged projects (Concept through Commercialization) with cross functional areas including Marketing, Finance, Operations, Quality and Regulatory, Procurement, Design Engineering, external partners and others as required
  3. Excellent organization skills, communication skills, both written and verbal, and problem-solving skills
  4. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and ensure projects meet success criteria - delivered on time, on budget, meets customer/consumer needs and with the expected level of quality
  5. Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion while promoting team participation and sense of ownership
  6. Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  7. Continuous Improvement Best practices for Project Management, C2C and PMO Process


  • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) from a 4-Year College or University in Business Management or similar field
  • Minimum 5 Years Related Experience
  • Minimum 5 Years Leadership Experience
  • Experience Demonstrating strong leadership, organization and communication skills


  • Minimum 5 years' experience in facilitating and managing small to large projects through project life cycle by leading cross functional teams
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Project (or equivalent program) to develop project plans
  • Outstanding record of effectively managing multiple projects and tasks while abiding to established schedules
  • Provides direction and influence for continuous improvement of PMO, C2C and Project Management
  • Manages project plans and coordinates project activities, communicates progress and challenges
  • Results orientated, with proactive problem-solving skills
  • Have flexibility to work beyond normal workday hours, shift work and some weekends
  • Demonstrates leadership, cost consciousness, communication skills, and promotes good relations in a team setting
  • Must maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity while embodying the BAF's Mission and Values
  • Confident and effective at communicating with all levels of the organization in an honest, open and constructive fashion
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results with large scale cross functional teams
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, influencing others to a greater comfort level and giving ongoing feedback and coaching to those employees frequently working with


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands or fingers, handle or feel; talk or hear and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.   
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemical; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel 20%-50% of time. 
All of our salaried employees receive ten paid holidays, a personal paid holiday, and immediately begin accruing vacation at the rate of three weeks per year in addition to our generous sick leave policy. We provide an on-site medical center for our Idaho employees at no charge for employees and their covered dependents.  Other benefits include: · Profit Sharing 401(k) Plan · Healthcare  FSA · Jack Hume Scholarship Program  · Life & AD&D · Education Assistance · Adoption Assistance · Matching Gifts for Education
This position is located just outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Situated along the Snake River at the western edge of the world famous Rocky Mountains, Idaho Falls has all the features of big city living, but still embraces a small town charm. Our skyline consists of the majestic Teton Mountain Range, and in our backyard is the world's most famous park - Yellowstone.
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