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29 Nov 2021

Full-Time Project Manager – JR0009010

Lauren Ross Richmond, Virginia, United States

Job Description

At Alfa Laval, we always go that extra mile to overcome the toughest challenges. Our driving force is to accelerate success for our customers, people and planet. You can only achieve that by having dedicated people with a curious mind. Curiosity is the spark behind great ideas. And great ideas drive progress.

Who you are
You are a self-motivated team player with the ability to easily network in an international and cross-cultural environment, working in line with Alfa Laval drivers; Action, Interaction, and Satisfaction. You are driven and see solutions rather than problems, effectively prioritizing and executing tasks. You build trust, by clear communication with no prestige.

If the above sounds like you, this position might be just what you’re looking for!

About the job:
The Project Manager is accountable for planning, executing and finalizing contract orders for Food Systems projects. Experience in the edible oil field is preferred.

• Bid Phase / Quotation support
• Review technical specifications to gain understanding of contract requirements
• Project Management (Contract order process, processes and procedures)
• Perform order clarification during sales/operations handover meeting.
• Internal kick-off meeting with project team and conducts other project meetings and sets milestones.
• Lead project members to meet the project schedule.
• Ensure that drawings and calculations fulfill customer requirements.
• Monitor progress of activities and time spent by resources in the project.
• Produce deliverables and documentation necessary to meet customer requirements and project schedule.
• Manage changes and deviation where necessary (evaluation of risks).
• Coordinate meetings with customers and customer inspectors.
• Assist with continuous improvement activities for all processes, procedures and systems.
• Closure: Evaluation of project.
• Follow internal process and working instructions of local procedure.
• Work closely with sales to ensure project financial targets are met and identify opportunities to enhance profit on project.
• Manages currency contracts (amounts, timing, etc.) for managed projects
• Maintains order backlog and margin reports within the financial reporting tools
• Coordinates claim activities through claim support system
• Develops strong working relationships with customers and sales channels
• Travel, up to 30% to resolve site issues or meet with customers for kick-off meetings

What you know:
Education & Experience:
• Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent technical manufacturing environment or experience with project management both for similar applications and customers.
• Minimum 5 years in project management of industrial systems and plants to the food industry
• Minimum 5 years of leading cross functional international teams in a complex global matrix organization
• Leadership ability and preferably experience in project management
• Experience in a role supporting capital equipment sales highly preferred
• Proven & successful record of handling capital order projects

Abilities, Knowledge and Attributes:
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills
• Networking capabilities
• Cross-cultural understanding
• Financial understanding
• Knowledge of Project and contract management, commercial orientation, purchasing, legal terms, and manufacturing processes
• Ability to read and understand technical drawings, and specifications
• Strong desire to provide quality service with a team approach to achieve customer satisfaction.
• The position requires a candidate that thrives on challenges and is driven by the need to succeed and the desire to create and realize new opportunities
• The candidate must be articulate, persuasive and self-confident, with excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to coordinate inter-activity between all departments and make decisions based on available data and instinct
• Must be self-directed & Driven to succeed
• Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems

What’s in it for you?
We offer a challenging position in an open and friendly environment where we help each other to develop and create value. Your work will have a true impact on Alfa Laval’s future success. Our benefits-eligible associates enjoy healthcare, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, generous 401(k), paid holidays, paid time off benefits, and more.

***Alfa Laval has a COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. All new employees, consultants and contractors, including employees who work remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation exemption is granted. ***

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Job Categories: Project Management. Job Types: Full-Time.

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