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Manager, Enterprise Project Management Office

Company: Simmons Foods
Location: Siloam Springs
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

*Located in our Siloam Springs, AR Home Office*

Purpose of the Position :
The leadership of a team of project managers responsible for the planning and delivery of highly complex, strategic enterprise-level projects. Ensures project managers are properly managing scope, schedule, budget, risk, and effectively communicating across the company. Ensures common methodologies are in place and utilized. Project managers will have experience in and will be leading projects in one or more of the following areas: food and beverage, manufacturing, facility construction, business transformation, engineering and technology.

Essential Position Responsibilities
Develops, manages, and executes a cost-effective EPMO strategy that is aligned with the company strategy and its budgets. Plans, develops, directs, implements, and maintains strategies in support of current and future corporate goals and objectives. Provides leadership and direction to staff for implementation of the strategy. Communicates priorities and develops a commitment to approved goals and plans among other Simmons Foods business leaders, teams, and personnel.

Directs enterprise-wide and highly strategic initiatives. Oversees the planning and execution of large-scale, highly complex projects which may be in a combination of manufacturing, engineering, facility construction, business transformation, strategy, or IT space. Ensures projects are effectively planned and executed according to selected methodology and KPIs. Reports out regularly on project status and risks, and ensures effective communication.
Builds a world-class organization. Ensures leadership development and employee training that is focused on achieving both technical excellence and behaviors that are consistent with the values of the company. Focuses on ensuring that appropriate succession plans/bench strength is maintained. Conducts regular one-on-one coaching and support sessions with all direct reports. Assists in staff skill development and develops a team-based customer service-oriented organization focused on goals and objectives.

Manages employees. Directs and supervises employees' work activities and monitors work performance. Collaborates with Human Resources to screen, interview, and hire candidates. Administers disciplinary actions and recommends performance improvement actions in collaboration with the HR Manager. Monitors work performance and recommend compensation decisions based on guidelines. Follows Simmons's values to develop and maintain a favorable working relationship with all employees. Promotes a cooperative and harmonious environment in order to facilitate positive employee morale, productivity, and continued improvement.

Project and Portfolio Management: Strong background in all aspects of project/program management methodologies and techniques. Understanding of portfolio management concepts.

Participates as a member of the Team. Participates in the ongoing development, communication, and implementation of team concepts, programs, and policies; coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. As a member of the Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas that lack cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.

Simmons Operating systems principles and objectives: Is familiar with Simmons' established operating systems (e.g. quality, security, office environment, company policies, LEAN); understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity with the systems and this position's role in support of these systems - including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.

Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives: This position description is intended to guide the activities of the person in this position and is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person as to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position.

Physical Activities: Enters and locates information on a computer. Visually verifies information, often in small print. Communicates with Customers, Vendors, or Employees via telephone, in person, and/or electronic mail. May present information to small or large groups. Moving about various manufacturing environments.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): As required by visiting the facility.

Travel: Approximately 20% travel, including travel to Simmons facilities, one to two offsite classes or conferences per year, and to Toronto Office monthly. Passport Required.

Technical Experience: 5-10 years in project management. Preferred 5 years in a leadership role.

Industry Experience: Preference for food processing organizations.

Minimum Education: 4-year college degree, preferably in computer science, or 4 years of related work experience.

Preferred Education: Masters in computer science-related field.

Keywords: Simmons Foods, Springdale , Manager, Enterprise Project Management Office, Administration, Clerical , Siloam Springs, Arkansas

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