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Sr. Manager, Capital Project Startups

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Location: Massillon, OH, United States
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Shearer's is a leading contract manufacturer and private label supplier in the snack industry in North America. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, Shearer's has 17 state-of-the-art, geographically diverse manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa, Ontario and Alberta, Canada, including one of the industry's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum LEED certified facilities in Massillon, Ohio. The Company is known for producing the highest quality snacks in assorted flavors and sizes, including kettle cooked potato chips, traditional potato chips, tortilla chips, cheese curls and other extruded snacks, and corn chips, as well as cookies, crackers, and wafers.

Sr. Manager Capital Project Startups

Massillon, OH (Hybrid schedule)

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Manager to lead capital project startups within our organization. This role requires a strategic thinker with a proven track record of successfully launching and managing large-scale capital projects from inception to completion. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership abilities, excellent project management skills, and a deep understanding of the capital project lifecycle.

Your Seat at the Table:
• Provide ownership, leadership and support for commissioning, qualification and verification (CQV) activities for capital projects executed throughout the company
• Collaborates closely with other resources and groups across the platform to ensure overall operational objectives. Works alongside other engineering leadership to help achieve the overall objectives.
• Develop comprehensive project plans and strategies for capital project startups, considering all aspects including scope, budget, schedule, and resources.
• Coordinates with and informs operations and related/affected groups regarding test plans, operational resource needs, test results and operational parameters.
• Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and regularly monitor project progress, addressing any deviations from the plan promptly.
• Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions and ensure timely delivery.
• Operates with a coaching, mentoring, empowering and supportive management style.
• Facilitates the development of CQV skills as part of Operations Excellence.
• Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders to align project objectives, gain buy-in, and ensure project success.
• Oversee the allocation of resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to ensure efficient project execution.
• Implement quality assurance processes to uphold project standards and deliver high-quality outcomes.
• Provide leadership and guidance to project teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
• Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize project processes and enhance overall project delivery efficiency.
• Share lessons learned and best practices with the broader organization to facilitate ongoing learning and development.

Leads and Develops Team Members
• Communicates effectively with employees through both oral and written means.
• Provides feedback to employees on individual performance standards in a timely and efficient manner.
• Builds rapport and collaborative relationships across cross-functional teams.

Performs additional related duties as assigned

What you Bring to the Table:
• Bachelor's degree preferred in engineering, construction management, business administration, or related field (advanced degree preferred).
• Proven experience (8+ years) managing capital projects, including startups and following CQV process, preferably within industries such as construction, manufacturing, or infrastructure.
• Strong project management skills, with a demonstrated ability to plan, execute, and monitor complex projects within budget and schedule constraints.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
• Solid understanding of project management methodologies and tools, with PMP or similar certification preferred.
• Leadership experience, including leading cross-functional project teams and driving results in a matrix organization.
• Analytical mindset with the ability to identify issues, analyze data, and make data-driven decisions.
• Flexibility to travel as required for project assignments.

We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer's, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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To all recruitment agencies: Shearer's Snacks does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, employees or any other company location. Shearer's is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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