ABOUT THE JOB:
Quality, efficiency, and safety all play a big role in our work at Danone. Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for the Supply Chain team. We are looking for an Engineering Director for our new Shelbyville (Southwest of Indianapolis), Indiana Greenfield manufacturing plant. In this role, you will be responsible to lead the plant's engineering team and support all strategic, operational and policy aspects of the plant in the areas of safety, quality, performance, management, and organizational objectives. You will be responsible for assisting in the new plant design, managing construction activities and contractors, development of plant commissioning plans and building out the plant operations staff. You will manage capital projects with budgets of up to $100 million dollars and will work independently in a fast-paced project environment. A successful engineering director will be skilled in communicating, organizing, and negotiating with all levels of plant and corporate teams including operations, corporate finance, quality, safety, and innovation. This role reports to corporate engineering with dotted line reporting to the Plant Director.
Additionally in this role, you will:
Be a member of the Plant Leadership team
Be the owner of the plant capital master plan and long-term plant growth strategy
Act as Engineering liaison between the facility internal customers and corporate leadership to:
Attend facility leadership meetings
Act as the Plant’s point of contact for Engineering Projects
Assist in communicating and coordinating long / short term engineering strategies
Provide technical assistance as required
Provide project management leadership and expertise for all capital projects including processing, packaging, innovation, building and utility projects:
Identifies, creates, and leads efforts to draft and submit necessary documents for CAPEX approval including scope of work documents
Review and evaluate Capital Projects Contracts
Create POs (Purchase Orders) for Capital Projects
Coordinate and lead multi-functional teams within the project
Track and manage Capital and Project Expense
Manages project schedules, budgets and cashflows
Assigns, schedules, directs, and inspects the work of contractors and vendors engaged in project work
Checks and reports on progress and for conformance to project work plans and orders
Review production, quality control, distribution and maintenance reports and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to plan, modify, and redirect project and capital activities, as needed
Coordinate and lead multi-functional teams
Edit and advise on Danone’s Standards
Respond to emergency calls, as needed
You will have a Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering, Science or Mathematics field from an accredited College or University, required. Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing certification(s) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.
You will have a minimum ten (10) to fifteen (15) years engineering project experience required, preferably in CPG beverage/food manufacturing. Prior experience with Greenfield site construction and large capital projects is a plus.
You will have experience managing capital projects, CAPEX forecasting and payback calculations and have experience with development of Call for Tender documents including, Technical Specifications, Commercial Specifications and Standards
You will have strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Office, MS Project, Excel, and AutoCAD.
You are exceptionally organized and self-disciplined to accommodate the management of concurrent multiple projects and must be highly self-directed and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
You understand the essential value of engaging and actively communicating appropriate information to all levels involved with and/or affected by the project and have excellent conflict resolution and interpersonal skills
You have knowledge on the following:
Reading, modifying, process flow and process instrumentation drawings
Design, Calculation, Implementation and Start Up of CIP (Clean in Place) Systems.
Ability to prepare plans and detailed reports and to maintain records.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of contractors.
Solid engineering technical base refined with broad corporate and plant experience
Strong general knowledge of plant operations
Exposure to ESL/aseptic and food safety regulations – PMO, 3A and FDA
Solid exposure to food and beverage packaging & processing equipment
Ability to analyze, compare, and recommend engineering proposals
Excellent interpersonal skills
Demonstrated problem solving, leadership, and analytical skills
Knowledge of utility/facilities/building and grounds management with large ammonia refrigeration systems.
At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.
Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. #LI-NORAM