Global Project Manager - Operations and Engineering

Location: NRW, Germany
Posted: over 2 years ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Operations and Technology Management, Strategic Management, Leadership and Growth , Manufacturing, Engineering and Production
Contact Name: Umair Safdar
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Job Description

Our client is the Director of Engineering of this globally renowned FMCG organization with an annual turnover of under €3 billion and 12,000 FTE's across 26 countries. They are currently looking to hire a Global Project Manager to cover all International Project Management functions groupwide.

Main functions of the role:

  1. Supporting the Introduction of Project Management Process group-wide. 
  2. Development of enforcement structures within the Group framework
  3. Manage EU-wide Capex Projects. 


  • Leading EU-wide project teams across Production, Packaging, Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning, Purchasing, Quality and Commercial areas.
  • Ensuring the Team has a robust and sustainable Project Plan to achieve all goals. Resolve all issues that pop up and ensure success criteria are met.
  • Commit to the project success criteria (Quality, Process Reliability, Capital, Cost etc). 
  • Manage capital and expenses budget above 5 Million€, project schedule, forecast, capitalization. 
  • Project Gate Keeping for selected International projects
  • Development of Project Management Process
  • Leadership and developing the existing Project team. 

Required Experience:

  • Engineering Degree and 8+ years of experience within FMCG or Lebensmittel Industry
  • Specialized in developing multifunctional teams.
  • Successful experience in leading and participating in large complex projects that are dedicated to mass manufactured products. 
  • Must have a management style that is oriented towards Consumer and Marketing. A technical and on-site manufacturing background is needed in order to take care that all relevant processes are connected and plans are doable. 
  • Certification my PMI (Project Management Institute) would be helpful
  • 70% travelling across EU wide locations. 
  • Fluent in German and English language

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