Why would I want this job?

This position will partner with the Value Creation Plan (VCP) Program Manager and designated project managers and senior leadership across the organization to:
• Assess the current state of all projects and programs that underpin delivery of the VCP, including but not limited to financial and operational delivery, project management capabilities, processes, reviews and meeting cadence, decision making, reporting systems and workflow management tools.
• Identify organizational strengths and success stories as well as inherent weaknesses, inconsistencies and gaps in the current approaches.
• Recommend and help implement standardized, sustainable best practices across all facets of project and program management which will measurably drive and improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness and optimize operational and financial delivery of the VCP.

 

What would I be doing?

• Complete an initial assessment and inventory (ideally tiered and/or otherwise categorized and prioritized) of all active and planned projects and programs that underpin delivery of the VCP.
• Complete an initial assessment and executive summary of the various reporting metrics and systems, reviews and meetings, Phase / Stagegate clarity and discipline, decision making mechanisms, and workflow management tools across the organization.
• Working with designated Project Managers and VCP Initiative owners:
o Develop and/or improve project plans, budgets, activities, deliverables, KPI’s, metrics, ownership and timelines (Phase / Stagegates). Drive, coordinate and track deadlines, deliverables, resources and timelines throughout the project and against the project plan.
o Identify dependencies across projects, departments and functions and limited resources (including Capital Expenditure funds). Help assess workloads and impact for departments and functions. Proactively identify dependencies across projects in case of changes, delays or adapted scope and communicate to all involved. Proactively recommend corrective action when necessary.
o Identify opportunities, risks and constraints and mitigating options.
o Develop, communicate and implement governance (members, sponsorship, milestones, meeting cadence, reporting) and decision making models (RAPID) and best practices.
o Engage effectively with all stakeholders, hold members accountable for commitments and conduct project meetings. Establish project dashboard and regular status updates.
o Identify and resolve issues, take corrective actions.
o Evaluate projects, identify and analyze lessons learned.
o Ensure proper project closeout and provide for plan to transition to daily operations/business as usual which includes documentation, training, organizational readiness.

 

 

What would make me qualified?

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Supply Chain or relevant business discipline.
• MBA and/or advanced Project Management expert level certification.
• Overall minimum 10 years of relevant work experience, including:
o International company.
o Manufacturing environment, preferably specialty chemicals.
o Broad based knowledge and in depth subject matter expertise in: accounting and finance, individual project management, overall project portfolio management, manufacturing and operations, global integrated business planning (sales, marketing, supply, demand, finance).
• Proven track record of successful partnering with business leadership.
• Proven track record in managing or implementing projects.
• Ability to analyze and simplify complex business issues – Strategic thinker.
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail that enables and supports sound decision making.
• Ability to prioritize and multi task in high-pressure, changing environment.
• Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 365, Teams).
• Expertise in project management tools, processes (Smartsheet, MS Project, or similar).
• Ability to clearly present/describe results/issues in a way that is easily understood by all levels of the organization.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence others.
• High level of integrity, confident demeanor with the ability to gain the confidence of others.
• Dynamic presentation and analytical skills.
• Flexible personality that can glide easily and effectively through various levels of the organization.
• Can influence and negotiate well.
• A dedicated self-starter with high enthusiasm.
• High performer, driven, sets priorities and delivers on commitments.
• Passionate about developing and maximizing individual and organizational goals.
• The position interacts with Elementis Leadership team, Finance, Business Units and Functions.