Senior Project Manager

Chicago, IL, United States
October 15 2021
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate
Job Type
Project Manager

At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That's why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.
  • Executes engineering processes ensuring that quality projects are delivered on-time at competitive cost
  • Liaises with other stakeholders in order to provide professional support and advice
  • Leads and manages a team of engineers to implement projects and improvements in the area of responsibility
  • Monitors KPIs for engineering processes
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of technical development and trends in the field of expertise
  • Support engineering and operational initiatives across the Global and North American AO network.
  • Leading and supporting process safety requirements such as: Basic and Detailed Risk Assessments, HAZOP, MOC, PSSR, LOPA, SIS, PSI, etc.
  • Work as a leader of project teams to safely and successfully drive the delivery and implementation of major capital projects within Henkel North America.
  • Design and implement projects to improve the overall safety, quality and productivity of manufacturing operations.
  • Full project life cycle ownership of projects: successful project delivery will include full implementation from conceptual design (prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project) through initiation and deployment for assigned projects.
  • Manage all aspects of multiple projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives. Includes:
  • Manage project scope and changes
  • Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings
  • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs.
  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
  • Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, & tools to effectively manage capital projects.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time required.
  • BS or MS Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering required
  • Proven track record in Project Management (minimum 5 years) with ability to manage multiple projects in a chemical processing facility.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and execute multiple capital projects at various stages.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Strong technical and data analysis skills required
  • A demonstrated ability to learn new chemistries and processes.
  • Frequently sit, view a computer screen, and type on a keyboard for extended periods of times
  • Work on the job floor to supervise contractors and start up equipment and chemical processes.
  • Verbally communicate one-on-one and in front of groups as necessary
  • Able to travel to and function in manufacturing plants throughout the company
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

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