Business Impact through Project/Program Leadership
Close coordination between R&D, Engineering & Engineering’s partners, all company business units, the plants, Environmental/Health/Safety, Sourcing, and Regulatory Law
Develop and provide management of both small and large capital projects
Establish “fitness for use” criteria and prepare “up-front” project definitions.
Develops and routinely forecasts project plans and project budget to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery utilizing appropriate reporting tools
Develops and executes a comprehensive communication plan that informs all project stakeholders to guarantee clear and consistent communications
Provide design and project management for R&D related pilot programs, including communicating the costs, timing, and technical potential for success as future scaled up programs
Understand what vendor equipment or engineered systems are readily available, what our competition is doing, and what the costs of these initiatives will require
Work with customers to define needs, generate & analyze options, and initiate and hand-off projects.
Ensure that all projects are managed within safety, cost, schedule, and technical guidelines.
Interacts across the organization to ensure the strong integration with other functional areas and the technology architecture.
Communicates to all stakeholders from the factory floor to General managers
Project activity will be on projects ranging from $100K-$90MM.
Manages the transition to ensure the adoption of the change, that the project benefits are achieved and that the projects outcomes are sustainable
Confirms business leadership support and engagement regarding the change management required on the projects
Drives for business benefits to be clearly articulated and tracked for completion on a routine basis
Supports efforts and opportunities for waste elimination and simplification
Fully understands the business case and benefits to the organization to act as a champion for the business for project outcome
Adheres to accepted Project Management Industry standards and processes and actively leads all reviews and stage gate deliverables
Technical Excellence & Capability Development
Evaluates emerging methods, industry best practices and companylessons learned to raise the bar on Project Management practices and standards
Commits to evolving how projects are managed to match the business and project needs, change management challenges and communication requirements to successfully deliver
Builds a community for growing the capability within company through personal development, mentoring and teaching opportunities with peers.
Manage Relationship with External Partners
Transfer and coordinate packages with external engineering alliances for execution
Develops upfront communication of corporate vision, objectives and constraints
Set expectations of service and performance levels
Recognizes competing organizational goals and addresses differences to assure mutual success.
Explores full potential of partners capabilities and skill sets and links partner ability to align with desired business outcome
Plans and facilitates a seamless onboarding plan for team members including project requirements, standards, testing procedures, templates, etc.
Team Coordination, Mentorship and Development
Fosters teamwork to accelerate results for company by effectively leading global, cross functional teams.
Build solid performing project teams and work with all leaders to develop and engage team members according to growth plans
Accountable for the development and alignment of all project roles and responsibilities; ensures that those roles and responsibilities are articulated to each team member, modified as required, and accomplished throughout the project
Recommends and supports project-specific mentoring relationships for growth areas on the project and helps to secure the commitment of the mentor / expert
Provides clear feedback – both routine feedback (adhoc discussions based on project activities) and formal feedback (reviews at key phases of the project or related to growth and development plans)
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemical Engineering (preferred), Mechanical, Environmental Engineering
3-7 years experience in process engineering and project management in industry
Ability to travel globally up to 30%
Project Leadership – previous execution of small to large scale projects, possibly including initiatives with global reach, technology, processes, cross-functional teams and partner team members.
Partner Relationships – experience with cross-functional teams that include third party expertise.Aptitude to build strategic and execution-focused plans and alliances with partner leadership.
Management of projects, including, but not limited to, scope, schedule, cost, risk, resource, and change management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Strong Communications – effective planning and execution of communications for stakeholders, both written and verbal.
Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills