Global leader in food production is seeking an experienced project manager to oversee multiple capital and plant projects at their facility in Robinson, IL
Background and information:
Requires services for Project Management within the Capital Engineering Program.
Performing Project Management duties and acting as “Project Manager Contractor” (PMC) to support projects as assigned and supplement existing Project Management workload.
Company has an extensive capital program that requires experienced engineering and management resources to develop, engineer, execute, and commission capital projects of any kind. Projects will span Facility and Manufacturing needs, both within sites and Global Manufacturing Alliances.
This RFS outlines general requirements for Project Management services. Project specific duties require the PMC to assist in all/any phase of project delivery requested and detailed within a separate Statement of Work (SOW) on a per project basis.
The PMC will act as an extension and owner’s representative for any project requested to manage. Expectations to perform within company capital project management PMI-type structure (internally Hershey’s PDP), associated controls/management tools, communication tools, and SAP required.
PMP certification and methodology is preferred. The PMC will report directly to a designated person serving as Project Manager of Record. This relationship will serve as key point of contact for issue resolution.
This contract will be 18 to 24 months in duration. Expectation for the PMC is to integrate within THC engineering and act seamlessly as a Project Manager on one to three projects simultaneously based on complexity and capability, determined by Capital Engineering Program management.
Project locations may be in any manufacturing or functional facility, throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. Global Manufacturing Alliances (GMA) are strategic partners having manufacturing sites throughout North America. Projects will require travel to any facility in which the project is being executed for time periods necessary to manage scope, schedule, and budget.
Each project request will be detailed on a Statement of Work (SOW) containing descriptive information outlining; objective, schedule, budget, location, and key constraints, commonly described on internal Project Approval documents. The PMC may be requested to participate in various phases of project development, giving variability to the exact entry point of any project.
The Project Manager Contractor is expected to have a wide range of project delivery capability. Projects typically require exposure to food manufacturing systems from processing to packaging in consumer ready formats. Demonstrated strong communication skills dealing with internal engineering, strategic partners, plant operations, and contractors is expected.
6. Project Deliverables and Key Assumptions
Statement of Work (SOW) for each project will typically require the criteria;
1. Project title and summary description of deliverables
2. Location, budget, scope summary, and schedule
3. Principal team
4. Key constraints
Communication and documentation;
1. Monthly and weekly project “dashboard” updates dependent on project phase
2. Monthly forecasting of financial status aligned with the financial calendar
3. Conduct weekly and daily project meetings and issue minutes according to delivery phase
4. Email communications to the project team, facility stakeholders, PM of Record, and Capital Engineering Program team
5. Conduct bid meetings – prepare bid lists, organize document packages, solicit, conduct meetings, and award
6. Conduct vendor and contractor meetings as required and issue minutes
7. Conduct project closure and final documentation/transmittal processes
1. Schedule development tools – MS Project preferred
2. MS SharePoint or another project management based tool (such as ProCore) for document management
3. Company Vault for drawing management
4. SAP – budget and spend management
Standards and best practices;
1. PMP/PMI methodology for any project execution, modified according to project need
2. Performance Driven Projects (PDP) templates driving cost object organization (IO’s), document structure (folders), procurement and spend plan, monthly forecasting, bid evaluation, QDR, decision optimization, value engineering, execution and project closure.
3. The PMC will provide and maintain oversight for project safety. Adherence to Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) guidance for all project resources is expected. Adherence to THC Food Safety and Quality Policy following industry standard FSMA and GMP’s is the responsibility of the PMC for all project resources.
4. The PMC will provide services to deliver stated project criteria per delivery dates identified. Services must be provided to the standard that would be expected of an experienced and professional supplier of similar Services.
Normal project workflow will require change management processing that deals with a wide variety of changes, including schedule, deliverables, location, forces of nature, business needs, materials and equipment supply, vendor and contractor availability, among others. The PMC is expected to address any “change” with professionalism and exercise judgement in handling. Any change impacting project execution will be brought to the attention of the THC PM of Record to ensure visibility, adjustment, and change record.
The PMC will notify THC Capital Engineering Program management in writing immediately on becoming aware of any inability to provide any contracted services.
Apply now for immediate consideration and submittal.