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Program Manager, Industrial Projects

Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
Detroit, MI 48226
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Build a meaningful career with a company committed to a cleaner world and a better tomorrow.

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. We work with some of the biggest brands in the world to provide them with safe, attractive and convenient packaging that meets the demands of today's consumer.

Our company offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits program. But that's just the beginning of our story. There are many reasons to launch a career with Graham packaging, here are just a few:

  • We offer training and development opportunities so you can advance in your career with Graham
  • We have an excellent safety program, with one of the best safety records in the industry
  • Our employees are proud to share that we treat our workforce like family
  • We believe in open, transparent communications, starting with senior leadership
  • Our company is committed to bringing meaningful change to the sustainability of our products and operations. In 2019 we were honored with the Sustainability Leadership Award from the Business Intelligence Group, and we recently pledged to make all of our products 100% recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025

  • At Graham, we are focused on the possibilities for a better product, a happier customer and a cleaner world. We recognize that when we work together, we can achieve great things. We treat each other with respect, and are united in a shared passion to make sustainable products that make life easier for the consumers who use them.

    Come join us in our quest to create a better tomorrow.


    Graham Packaging is seeking a Program Manager that will direct, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for designing, planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, and completing engineering solutions and projects in manufacturing facilities. He/she will develop projects with multipledisciplines and works within cross functional teams. Thisrole involves the interaction of multiple engineering disciplines; it is critical for the program manager to apply his/her accumulated technical experiences. This position will allow for remote (at home) work status, but requires that the ideal candidate be located near a major airport in the East or Midwest.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The primary duties of a Program Manager include:

    • Lead all phases of the project execution from business award through closeout
    • Provide cross functional technical guidance to stakeholders such as capital engineers, process engineers, and product development engineers. Act as a technical "devil's advocate"
    • Oversee the flow of communication between team members, customers, and stakeholders
    • Maintain detailed, complete, and timely records
    • Provide status and progress reports on projects. Ensure stakeholders receive up to date status of projects. Requests resources as required
    • Utilize project management tools - Track and maintain project schedules, task lists, resources and work allocation. (Microsoft Project, SAP, budgeting, planning,etc.)
    • Manage capital projects via a project management process
    • Facilitate pre-planning phase of projects, including scheduling meetings, gathering information from all stakeholders, and recapping and distributing information as necessary
    • Develop and maintain documentation for all projects. Avoid scope creep and keep projects focused
    • Determine customer contract requirements, code requirements, laws, and other appropriate requirements as pertains to the project
    • Accurately estimate, track, communicate, and control project budget. Pursue cost savings in all areas
    • Accurately plan, track, coordinate, communicate and comply with project timeline to include identifying critical path and key milestones
    • Provide direction and drive project to completion. Coordinate activities and resources. Manage project sub-contractors when necessary
    • Provide or assist with preparation of cost justification for projects as required
    • Lead discussions and extract critical information from resources to define business requirements, project scope, solution design and options analysis, project planning, resource management, risk and issue management, communications plans, then be able to drive projects through to a successful completion
    • Confront situations that need resolution
    • Travel up to 75% at times

    Core Proficiencies and Skills

    The following skills and proficiencies are essential requirements of the position:

    • Technical acumen - demonstrated ability to understand technical details and contribute in technical discussions
    • Applied project management principles
    • Demonstrated experience developing a project scope, budgets and timelines (using MS project or equivalent)
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Proficient with capital equipment project life cycles
    • Execution driven attitude with the ability to setclear ambitious goals and achievethem

    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements
    • BS degree in Engineering (Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Systems, Electrical)
    • Project Management Professional (PMP), certified through the Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • 8 or more years of Project Management experience.
    • Experience in program planning, coordinating geographically dispersed team members, procurement, and installation and start-up of capital equipment projects
    • Experience in projects involving manufacturing lines performing industrial processing (metals, fiber, cable, etc.) or product manufacturing (using robotic assembly lines) or component manufacturing (e.g. automotive components, etc.)
    • Preferred background designing industrial equipment, as a design or equipment engineer with a field of technical specialty

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

    Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed,age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


    Graham Packaging is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for any job postings on this site. Resumes submitted to any Graham Packaging employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Graham Packaging. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for a position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral.


    Posted: 2020-02-01 Expires: 2020-03-01

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