Senior Project Manager, Engineering

at Sofina Foods Inc
Location Toronto, Canada
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Permanent

Description

Sofina Foods is one of Canada's leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products for retail and foodservice customers as well as international markets. We manufacture pork, beef, turkey, chicken and fish products. Our family of brands include: Cuddy, Lilydale, Janes, Mastro, San Daniele, Fletcher's, Vienna, Riserva and Zamzam. We are also the exclusive distributor of Italy's finest Rio Mare & Lavazza products in Canada.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Director, Engineering and Technical Support; the Senior Project Manager, Engineering is accountable for successful completion of various capital projects while providing technical support and guidance in troubleshooting plant equipment and service issues. This position provides proactive and effective support to improve systems and processes needed to increase efficiency, visibility, and issue management. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for ensuring preventative programs are implemented and maintained as required.

Key Accountabilities:

• Manage various capital projects from concept through to commissioning including budget preparation, cost tracking and negotiating with vendors.
• Provide technical support and guidance in troubleshooting plant equipment and services
• Represent the Company in dealing with all levels of Government pertaining to permitting and obtaining the necessary approvals
• Assess and prioritize process/project opportunities and manage it from beginning through to completion.
• Improve the overall operating efficiency of the plants, in concert with Plant Managers, through technological improvements and process optimization.
• Assist Plant Managers foster a continuous improvement culture in the manufacturing facilities.

Requirements:
• Post-Secondary Degree in Engineering;
• Professional Engineer designation is required
• PMP is considered as an asset
• Experience in food and / or pharmaceutical is considered as an asset
• A minimum of 12 years of progressive engineering/technical experience in a manufacturing environment with 8 of those in a leadership role;
• Minimum of 8 years' experience in managing capital projects;
• Experience working within fast pace environment
• Provincial Travel is required.
• Excellent organization and project management skills
• Excellent Negotiating skills
• Problem solving skills with root cause analysis experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Good conceptual skills
• Strong working technical background
• Keen interest in fostering continuous improvement and moving the organization ahead
• Team player

Sofina Foods Inc. is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ('AODA'). Applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements, for the purpose of accommodation under AODA, known to Human Resources when they are contacted for an interview.

Sofina Foods Inc. is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ('AODA'). Applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements, for the purpose of accommodation under AODA, known to Human Resources when they are contacted for an interview.

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