Post Holdings Inc. Project Manager in Lawrence, Kansas
Brand: Post Consumer Brands
Locations: Lawrence, Kansas
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Remote Eligible: No
Req ID: 22531
Business Unit Overview
Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to providing people and their pets with delicious food choices for every taste and budget. The company’s portfolio includes beloved brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, PEBBLES®, Grape-Nuts® and Malt-O-Meal® cereal, and Peter Pan® peanut butter, as well as Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Kibbles ‘n Bits® and 9Lives® dog and cat food. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. For more information about our brands, visit www.postconsumerbrands.com and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news. Brand Post Consumer Brands recently acquired several iconic pet food brands, venturing into a new market while remaining true to our purpose to provide delicious and accessible food that our consumers love. We’re always searching the center store for the next exciting product to add to our portfolio, and right now, we’re growing and need passionate, driven individuals with diverse perspectives to help us reach greater heights. That’s where you come in. Join a team where your voice is not only heard but valued. Make a real impact on brands enjoyed by millions of people and their pets. Location Description The Lawrence, Kansas facility is 236,000 square feet and home to about 155 hard working team members who are proud to produce iconic pet food brands like Kibbles 'n Bits®. Lawrence is a college town and the home to both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University with Kansas State University about 85 miles away. The city is known for a thriving music and art scene and is also the home of the University of Kansas athletic teams. Responsibilities JOB FUNCTION The purpose of this job is to provide engineering project management and engineering services to support and help manufacturing facilities. Job duties include project development, project implementation, problem solving, option development, meeting facilitating, team leadership and oversite of contractors and outside Engineering Project Managers. Will help with capital planning for the future. Will be responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports safety, food safety, quality, and the environment. JOB ACTIVITIES/DUTIES Provide engineering and technical services to all departments. Run successful problem solving meetings. Develop several options/alternatives for all projects. Work with and communicate with all levels of the organization. Willingness to support and be a member or lead successful project teams. Utilize existing Project Installation Standard Work Document. Select, hire and manage engineering consultants. Manage multiple assigned engineering/technical service projects establishing manpower, budgets, scheduling, equipment, and materials. Control project schedule, costs and quality. Stay abreast of, evaluate and select appropriate facilities, equipment and technology. Prepare analysis of new and existing facilities, technologies and systems. Facilitate project meetings as required. Error on over communication. Maintain an up-to-date awareness of Federal, State, and Local engineering codes and regulations. Conduct feasibility studies and cost - benefit analysis. Provide construction management and start-up management. Review ergonomics, safety requirements and sanitation/GMP/food safety aspects of assigned projects. Participate and be an active member of the engineering department to foster teamwork and provide excellent customer service. Provide training and educational services to all departments when applicable. Conduct discussions with internal customers to obtain input and communicate project plans. Identify and implement projects to save costs, improve our business, and grow our business. Qualifications Education: Bachelor degree in engineering required. In lieu of degree, 10+ years of relevant experience; Extensive knowledge of project management and construction required. Graduate studies in business, management, or engineering desired. PMP Certification and/or PE license is desirable. Experience: Cereal processing experience is a plus. Minimum 10 years of experience including project management, process or facility design and contractor management in a process environment. Proven management experience of large, complex, multi-million dollar projects is required. Must be well rounded with grasp of many engineering disciplines, construction disciplines, as well as plant operations. Technical Skills: Ability to formulate and execute extremely complex plan for significant multi-million dollar projects that when complete, will meet project or company goals; In-depth engineering analysis and design. In-depth project scheduling; Sound analytical thinking; Ability to design, construct, and start-up facilities, processing, and utility systems of significant magnitude. Management Skills: Ability to manage extremely complex, multi-million dollar projects from concept to completion; ability to develop and organize an effective design team to meet project goals, either from in-house or outside company; ability to work with people; ability to lead project team to successful development of project scope and implementation of project. Strong organizational skills. Must be able to leverage external engineering resources. Travel: Significant travel will be required for project management activities in Bloomsburg, PA and Meadville, PA Other: Must be able to read, write, and communicate in the English language. JOB COMPLEXITY Relationships: Internal – Extensive interaction with many departments and all levels of employees to exchange information and develop complex projects. Interact with and present information to executives. Participate in strategic planning and influence decisions on major multi-million dollar projects and business plans. External - Develops strong working relationships with design professionals, suppliers, contractors, city officials, & regulators to develop projects, resolve problems, and execute projects. Exchange information with professional peers and consultants. Extensive negotiation and communication required. Problem Solving: Must plan, establish budgets, schedule and coordinate resources to meet goals, budget and time restraints on large, complex projects. Must develop technical and business solutions to complex problems or tasks and implement and manage to completion. Solutions must consider budget, time frame, regulatory, and customer service. Must develop consensus and lead project team in developing project scope and implementation. Independent decision making required on major issues with limited information. JOB ACCOUNTABILITY Work Structure: Incumbent organizes own work to complete assignments. Requires self-directed actions and independent decision-making on major issues. Responsibilities: Responsible for annual project portfolio up to 20MM. Responsible for design, procurement, construction, and start-up. Supervises, coordinates and schedules work of outside engineers, architects and contractors, with significant contract values and consequences. Effect of errors - potential for very significant costly error exists; design errors and project execution errors can delay installation and production and effect future business growth/profitability, and create the potential for physical damage and personal injury.
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