Program Manager - Engineering

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® 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; and the newly launched fairlife® Light Ice Cream, a line of creamy, frozen desserts. 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 products are available in the U.S.

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

job purpose: The Program Manager will support the capacity planning, capital planning, and project execution projects. In addition, this position will vet equipment & construction requirements for new sites, existing site expansion projects, and field funding requests. The PM will provide leadership in building capacity by tracking budgets, building cost models, reporting, managing critical path and helping other teams deliver capacity on time.
 

responsibilities:

  • Develop and communicate detailed budgets and budget forecasts that will drive both capital planning and strategy over a multi-year time horizon
  • Coordinate and lead the PMO 365 program
  • Track costs on active projects and communicate overall program budget health to senior leadership on a regular basis
  • Estimate pricing based on similar projects and varying market conditions and timelines
  • Conduct multiple weekly standing meetings/ calls with internal teams to obtain or share information and track deliverables
  • Evaluate current working procedure, increase structure, and add processes to streamline information flow and track deliverables
  • Monitor critical path items and escalate to leadership on potential risks and delays
  • Coordinate information between various teams in the organization
  • Manage other critical one-off projects that are related to adding network capacity if needed
  • Experience with detailed documentation and analytical thinking
  • Experience leading and interacting with cross-functional teams
  • Experience leading large scale programs
  • Consult with and influence senior management at various levels in and across a wide variety of functions.
  • Develop and coordinate cross-functional project plans and critical paths by utilizing project planning tools (e.g., MS project, periodic team meetings)
  • Identify and acquire cross-functional resources needed for the project, based on plan agreed upon by Senior Leadership Team
  • Act as a conduit to senior management on project progress and major threats to the agreed plan.

key partnerships: This position will sit on the Engineering team that is responsible for delivering the tools required to successfully execute new building, processing, and packaging line expansion launches. The Program Manager will also collaborate closely with Operations, Technical, Finance, Legal, IS, HR, Sales, and Marketing teams on a regular basis.

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline required
  • 5+ years’ experience performing project management responsibilities required
  • Project Management and capital project experience in the dairy industry
  • Experience with detailed documentation and analytical thinking
  • Ability to lead and interact with cross-functional teams
  • Experience leading large scale programs, and greenfield and brownfield capital projects
  • Superior communication skills, including the proven ability to effectively manage, influence, negotiate, and communicate with external business partners and internal teams to meet organizational capacity needs
  • Ability work independently in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

position location: Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ, Coopersville, MI, or Atlanta GA

reports to: VP, Engineering

travel requirements: 60%, time spent in all fairlife North America factories

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.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Coordinator
  • “First impressions are very important, and I felt very welcomed the first day I started training. The staff at the Coopersville facility made me feel like I was a valuable addition to the fairlife team."
    Chuck Passenier
    Warehouse Associate
  • "While our portfolio of brands is amazing, the people I work with every day is what I love. We operate small and big. We challenge the industry norms. We run when everyone else walks. It’s a dynamic culture."
    Nina Johnson
    Sr. Director, Strategic Revenue Growth Management
  • "I love that we're providing a healthy alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. I have family members who are lactose intolerant; I feel like I am doing a service to them!"
    Carlton Kirkpatrick
    Warehouse Associate
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Packaging Technician
  • “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.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]