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Project Engineer

at Unilever

Posted: 12/3/2018
Job Reference #: 18000H6Y

Job Description

United States-Kansas-New Century-New Century -27080 West 159th

Program Management Office (PMO) Coordinator - Job Description
Reports to: Program Manager,
Location: Kansas City

On the 2nd July 2018 Unilever completed the sale of the Spreads Business and it is now under the new ownership of KKR as "Upfield", therefore any successful applicants will be employed by "Upfield Foods" not Unilever.  For more details on Upfield, please click here.


About us!

We are Upfield Professional, the global experts in plant butters, creams and oils. We believe in great tasting plant-based alternatives to everything Dairy. Upfield chefs develop ingredients, products and services that help Professionals: prepare delicious food which delight their customers, manage the complexity and budget constraints of modern catering - meeting the needs for consistency, efficiency, safety, and health - without compromising on taste. With more than 100 years of heritage and the most trusted brands in the industry, Upfield Professional is all about being good for the planet and doing good for the business of Professionals.

If you would like to join us, read on!

Job Purpose
The PMO Coordinator will assist in the definition and maintenance of the standards of project management and process. Strive to standardise and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects. Act as the source of documentation, guidance and metrics on the practice of project management and execution. Support the successful delivery of programs undertaken by P2i through effective facilitation, tracking and reporting. Assist with advising managers and teams on the best use of project management disciplines and approaches and act as the first point of contact for any program management queries. Assist in the management of key initiatives and programs supporting the strategic objectives of the organization.
Key Interfaces: Program Management, Applications, R&D, Service & Support, Manufacturing, Sales.
?? Successful administration of project management framework, processes, and tools
?? Collation of status reporting across multiple programs and business functions
?? Effective tracking and communication of project status and metrics
?? Support the creation and improvement of processes, procedures, and tools
Key Tasks
?? Assist and advise leaders, managers, and teams to the best use of project management disciplines and approaches within a fast-paced, high tech environment
?? Act as a reference point for PMO queries and information and an advocate for best practices in project management
?? Maintain processes to ensure project management documentation, reports and plans are relevant,
accurate and complete
?? Track and report on project portfolio performance, providing a real-time, comprehensive, and
prioritized view of all projects
?? Provide assistance to maintain and update the project management framework and disciplines
necessary to support a PMO
?? Develop positive relationships with managers and staff to enable the PMO to provide support
including facilitation, tracking and reporting on projects, and training
?? Assist in managing enterprise level resource allocation, including adjustments based on emerging
business or technical opportunities and challenges
?? Assist with establishing PMO stakeholder management plan and implementation of the
communication framework
?? Share lessons learned and best practices across programs, building relationships with stakeholders and brokering relationships at all levels
?? Understand the deliverables of internal and external PMO customers and contribute to success
through cooperative and collegial processes
?? Develop and maintain a basic understanding of customer policies and procedures as relevant to
Key Skills
?? Proven PMO/Project Analyst or Coordinator experience and knowledge of project management
?? Understanding of the principles and frameworks of successful project management from a support
?? Proven experience in providing service to internal stakeholders to achieve successful project outcomes
?? Understanding of project delivery and acceptance processes within a fast-paced business environment
?? Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness
?? Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills with ability to
conduct presentations comfortably to large groups
?? Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
?? Experienced user of MS Project and MS Office toolset (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Key Attributes
?? Professional and positive approach
?? Diligent with attention to detail
?? Ability to cope under pressure
?? Collaborates well
?? Dynamic and vigorous
?? Self-motivated & self-sufficient
?? Effective communicator at all levels
?? Team player, and able to work on own initiative
?? Assertive, adaptable, and creative
?? Analytic ability
?? A can do attitude and willingness to go the extra mile when required
Essential Qualifications
Relevant tertiary qualification preferred. Project management certification e.g. PMP, CAPM, PRINCE 2
Other Duties: Specialist projects as agreed with the line Manager to support the business
Travel: This post may require travel overseas as required.

On the 2nd July 2018 Unilever completed the sale of the Spreads Business and it is now under the new ownership of KKR as "Upfield", therefore any successful applicants will be employed by "Upfield Foods" not Unilever. 

Application Instructions

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