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Sr. Project Manager

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

General Purpose:Manage and lead a portfolio of capital and business projects in the Ingredient Solutions Project Management Organization. Manage all aspects of complex, highly visible projects as well as multiple low/medium complexity projects concurrently, from start to finish, completing on time and within budget. Scope of projects will include a high degree of focus on major capital projects, commercialization projects, and value chain optimization projects. Responsibilities also include (co-)managing the Stage Gate process and Strategic Capital process for the Ingredient Solutions business unit.-- --Job Duties and Responsibilities:Support consistent with a standardized approach to project management throughout DFA Ingredient Solutions business unit by leveraging best practices Lead a variety of projects including new product development, process improvements, value chain optimization, strategic capital projects, etc.Apply stage gate process principles including weekly review to address issues impacting our customers as well as monthly stage gate process for long term projectsDevelop a RASCI matrix for major capital projects to determine roles and responsibilities in each phase of the projectParticipate in various projects representing the commercialization aspect of project requirementsDevelop and track detailed project plans in collaboration with diverse work streams (e.g., Engineering, Marketing, Construction, Operations, Quality, HR, Supply Chain, Environmental, Finance, Sales, Incentives)Negotiate and resolve issues and drive decisions among project team to achieve project and business goals; escalate issues and risks that may impede progress of projectsDevelop risk and mitigation plans to ensure business and project objectives are metIdentify risks and manage breakdowns in projectsConduct project meetings and develop and coordinate project reporting to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team (e.g., Project Brief, Monthly Progress Reports, Lessons Learned reporting); ensure all required documentation is provided and delivered for movement of project throughout stage gate processProvide coaching and guidance to the team members about every aspect of the project so that the team members can understand their tasks fully and act on them efficientlySupport governance structure across projects (e.g., Stage Gate, Steering Committees, Core Teams)Issue monthly status reporting as requiredThe requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City , Sr. Project Manager, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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