Project Manager, Engineering

Date: Feb 9, 2024

Location: New Berlin, NY

Company: Chobani

Summary

Chobani is a rapidly growing company with a large annual capital spend. The Engineering and Project Management Team is responsible for defining project scopes, developing project budgets, and coordinating the execution of capital projects related to new product launches, equipment upgrades, facilities, utility infrastructure, and maintenance. This role will manage small to large scale capital projects at the South Edmeston, NY facility. The position requires a high degree of responsibility, highly effective communication skills, leadership, decision making ability and self-sufficiency. This role has a responsibility for ensuring personnel safety, food safety, and quality of Chobani products.

Responsibilities

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management, end users, and key partners.
  • Build work breakdown structures, capital expenditure requests, handle budgets, forecasts and facilitate asset creation.
  • Build and implement a detailed work plan which identifies the sequence of activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Select and handle the resources required to complete the project. Contract qualified consultants as appropriate.
  • Define the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project.
  • Perform accurate change management practices.
  • Follow Chobani’s project management structure and use the appropriate forms to document project activities.
  • Monitor the progress of the project and adjust as necessary to ensure project performance and earned value meets project baseline plan.
  • Review the project schedule frequently with senior management and other partners impacted by the project activities; update schedule as the need arises.
  • Initiate, manage, and receive all budgeted project expenditures.
  • Handle cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and any variances to senior management on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly).
  • Handle all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures.
  • Lead all aspects of the project closure process including asset cost allocation, outline non-value added activities, and asset disposals.
  • Follow Chobani’s safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Available to work off hours and weekends as needed and required to complete projects.
  • Run multiple projects concurrently.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Travel as needed and required by projects.

Requirements

  • Engineering Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Must have 5 years of project management experience in the food and beverage industry, dairy is preferred.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Familiarity with PMI’s PMBOK Guide to project management.
  • Pro-active, personal drive, decisiveness, commercial/eye for business, excellent communication and collaboration skills, organizational proficiency, and the ability to prioritize.
  • Must be willing to travel and may occasionally spend significant periods of time on-site in other locations.
  • Inventory management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Positive attitude, high energy, flexibility, and personal initiative.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and maintain professional demeanor.
  • Follow Chobani’s safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Serve as back-up in the absence of Project Managers.

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, Chobani is a purpose-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and has been since its founding in 2005 by Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S. The Company manufactures yogurt, oat milk, and creamers – Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, made with natural ingredients without artificial preservatives. Following the 2023 acquisition of La Colombe, a leading coffee roaster with a shared commitment to quality, craftmanship and impact, the Company began selling cold-pressed espresso and lattes on tap at 32 cafes, as well as Ready to Drink (RTD) coffee beverages at retail.   
  
Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything it does. The company’s philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to its communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. Chobani manufactures its products in New York, Idaho, Michigan and Australia, and its products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets.  
  
For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and www.lacolombe.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.

 

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Compensation Range: $97,600.00 - $146,400.00, plus bonus.


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