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Senior Project Manager

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This job posting is for a Sr. Project Manager that supports production efforts of the Food Group Business Unit by providing project management leadership. This role is accountable for managing multiple complex capital installation projects (typically $2MM - $50MM) across multiple site locations. To implement new or existing equipment, processes to deliver best asset deployment value in a Food Manufacturing Environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provides Project Management leadership on a Project Team to facilitate design and construction of capital and non-capital projects by planning, directing and delegating work assignments, making purchasing decisions, scheduling, etc.
  • Responsible for managing multimillion dollars of Simplot capital investment cost, along with delivering on critical schedule and performance for capital project solutions.
  • Responsible for leading the effective communication of project updates to senior management and key stakeholders.
  • Responsible to clearly understand, review and communicate project cost risks to project team members, stakeholders and leadership
  • Project Manager is responsible for the team to effectively follow the engineering workflow (from high level concept through detailed execution and start-up) • Accountable for project teams to deliver system quality and performance (hitting rates, speeds, throughputs, efficiencies, etc.)
  • Directs and accountable for; assembling and leading cross-functional teams, scope development, scheduling, equipment specifications, bidding & evaluation, assembling construction bid packages, cost estimating, cost control, gaining alignment with operations and key stakeholders, and providing oversight to construction & start-up activities.
Typical Education
  • B.S. Degree in Engineering from 4 year college or university, preferably Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
Relevant Experience
  • Seven plus years related experience and/or training
  • Extensive capital projects and budget development experience.
  • Knowledgeable of Food Plant Operations is a plus.
  • Extensive consultant and construction people management experience will be required at this level.
  • Previous experience managing technical groups is expected.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and written and verbal communications skills.
  • Possess and can demonstrate effective thinking and behaviors as it relates to leadership skills and competencies. (esp. drive for results, building effective teams, passion, collaboration, urgency and conflict resolution)
  • Ability to lead multiple small projects across multiple sites simultaneously; including compressed project (and installation) timelines in an operating food manufacturing facility.
  • Strong business acumen to understand and deliver the most cost effective project or asset allocation to the Business
  • Has led multiple capital projects in the food industry (including estimating, scheduling, food safe equipment manufacturing and construction)
  • Efficiently and effectively led multiple project teams to successful project delivery. 

Job Requisition ID: 235

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Pay Grade: Global Grade 5 

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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