Plans and manages multiple projects including the coordination of materials and personnel: in-house, with suppliers, and on-site at customer locations. Manages the detailed technical schedule and financial performance of the project to deliver a quality product, on time, and within the project budget. Serves as the primary internal point of contact for Customers, Sales, Service, Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Engineering during the order execution phase of the project.
Essential Duties and Percent of Time Spent:
Serves as the primary point of contact between JBT and the customer. Manages customer expectations with respect to scope of work, project schedule, and buyer/seller responsibilities. Confirms customer’s agreement/completion of their mechanical and production start-up responsibilities. Builds and maintains a positive relationship with customers and suppliers associated with the project.
In conjunction with the project team (sales, applications, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, field service, freezer cost analyst and/or the PM performance analyst), participates in establishment of project budgets and ensures booked gross margins are achieved.
Develops and manages project schedules to ensure on-time completion of the contractually required project milestones including final delivery of equipment, installation, mechanical start-up, and production start-up.
Resolves field installation problems by maintaining close contact with customers, sales account managers, and field personnel. Coordinates timely corrective action with internal and external resources while minimizing cost impact to the project.
Ensure that Project cost tracking and forecasted spending are updated in the business systems accurately and on a timely basis. Provide monthly forecast of expected project completion, costs, and final gross margin.
Knowledge and Skills:
BS Degree in Engineering or Project Management required. Certification in Project Management (PMP through PMI or equivalent) preferred. Knowledge of high-volume portioning, coating, frying, cooking, freezing, and refrigeration equipment and processes a plus. Technical background in manufacturing, fabrication, construction, and service disciplines preferred. Good critical thinking skills to interpret and utilize information from a variety of sources and interpret highly technical concepts. Ability to develop, monitor, analyze, and control project budgets. Good organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and thrive in a change-oriented, fast-paced, high stress environment where schedules, deadlines, and customer demands can shift priorities. Ability to read and interpret engineering and assembly drawings. Ability to utilize AutoCAD software. Leadership and team-building experience with the ability to integrate a diverse group of people to achieve objectives. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interface with co-workers, customers, and suppliers. Strong analytical problem solving/root cause analysis techniques along with preventive and corrective action skills. Strong reporting and presentation skills required. Strong organizational, negotiating, planning, verbal and written communications skills. Must have experience in supplier/procurement processes. Computer skill expertise in spreadsheet, word processing, MS Project, relational database, presentation, project management, and MS Outlook software applications. A working knowledge of ERP (Syteline) business system software a plus.
Three to seven years’ experience with Project Management in a capital equipment environment.