Director of Project Management

Engineering
Goodyear, AZ
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife smart snacks®, a drinkable snack to help curb hunger between meals; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife drinks are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

job purpose: The Director of Project Management will be responsible and accountable for the creation and execution of infrastructure design and construction of capital projects, ensuring these are maintained in prime condition. In addition, this role is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals. The ultimate objective of this position is to ensure investments meet the goals and are maintained/replaced as needed to ensure optimal use of capital and operational resources. All projects are to be on budget, on schedule, and to agreed scope and performance.

 

responsibilities:

  • Lead the overall infrastructure planning to meet business objectives, and ensure they are met with optimized investments and operational cost
  • Ensure equipment operates efficiently at optimum cost by being maintained in prime condition at suitable cost through use of effective maintenance systems and practices. Regularly review potential equipment upgrades/replacements to improve operating cost/performance
  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects
  • Ensure project management methodology is rigorously followed: suitable definition of project scope, out of scope, goals, and deliverables. Effectively follow project financial controls (RFI, RFA, RFP – electronic versions where applicable), detailed project budget, list of project tasks and resource requirements, and realistic and aligned full scale project plans. This is to include use of steering committee for large projects
  • Assemble and coordinate project team(s) comprising both internal resources and external staff. Manage resource allocation
  • Ensure that all best practices, design principles, and standards are incorporated, and designs are reviewed with suitable stakeholders for input/guidance/leverage group experience
  • Ensure project execution is monitored and managed to meet business requirements: Track project budget, schedule, and deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Ensure that projects meet quality assurance, legal, and regulatory requirements
  • Regularly report on status of project to project steering committee and stakeholders, including reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions
  • Implement and manage project changes, change control and other interventions to achieve all required project outputs
  • Conduct intermediate and post-project evaluations and assessment of results. Ensure that results and lesions learned are captured in a close-out report
  • Validate that all capital project metrics are in place and being reported properly
  • Liaise with other supply chain and technical managers including quality, EOSH, and logistics to ensure that assigned capital projects meet agreed business needs in the most cost-effective way
  • Own the engineering and development of plans for capital improvements/upgrades to the facility and all utility systems
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities concerned with design, construction, modification, and maintenance of equipment and machinery in an industrial plant
  • Prepare performance and availability/reliability calculations, in accordance with ongoing continuous monitoring efforts
  • Provide engineering oversight to the facility infrastructure (boilers, HVAC, compressed air, etc.)
  • Assure plant compliance to Federal, State, and Corporate environmental laws, rules, & regulations
  • Coordinate with other functions in plant to ensure compliance with all environmental laws and regulations
  • Partner with vendors and suppliers to leverage insight, training, and productivity

 

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related field required
  • 7+ years of experience in Process Plant Engineering within the CPG industry
  • Self-starter; take charge; positive & proactive attitude
  • Ability to communicate clearly both within the organization and externally
  • Demonstrable teamwork and maturity with a strong work ethic
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

position location: Goodyear, AZ

reports to: VP of Engineering

travel requirements: 30% annually, with increased travel expected during training/onboarding period

Why fairlife



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  • “What I like most is the sense of family around me. It’s hard to leave your family daily, but to feel that you are walking in to see your second family makes the daily routine easier.”
    Erica Peppers
    Corporate Controller
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager
  • “What I like most is the sense of family around me. It’s hard to leave your family daily, but to feel that you are walking in to see your second family makes the daily routine easier.”
    Erica Peppers
    Corporate Controller
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.