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Sr. Director Global Project Engineering

Company: Ingredion
Location: Westchester
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

The Sr. Director, Global Project Engineering defines, implements, and executes the global project engineering strategy. They will adapt this strategy and provide solutions that continuously evolve, pacing at the speed of the business. This is the top project engineering role in the organization and will drive improvements globally through a detailed understanding of equipment and systems design and installations, and the variables impacting operations. They are responsible for the direction and management of engineering and associated project activities. This leader is responsible for Project (CAPEX) Management with a capital budget of USD $310M.This leader will possess high emotional intelligence and a growth mindset. In addition, they will deploy a customer-centric approach and develop an operating model that supports our business growth strategy. Their strategic capabilities will be a critical differentiator versus only being an operational manager.
This strategic leader will ensure manufacturing and operations enable the projected growth.
Both organically and/or through M&A, developing a holistic picture.Reports To: VP Operations US & Canada Texture and Healthful and Global EngineeringSupervision:
Direct reports:
Corporate Engineering Directors, Capex COE lead and Design for Reliability lead Indirect reports:
Regional/Segment Engineering leads Key Deliverables: Lead global project engineering function, define and implement the global Design for Reliability processes and the Project Engineering and Capital Governance/Management process.Responsible for the execution of large capital projects across the enterprise, including project development, estimating, preparing for project approvals, and execution.Ensures delivery of Operational and strategic capital plan aligned to business objectives; both 1-year and 5-year planning horizons.CAPEX Investments and Project Execution: Lead CAPEX investments, evaluating financial feasibility and aligning projects with business objectives. Oversee the execution of capital projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and meet defined goals and in compliance with Ingredion's ethics, safety, and engineering standards.Own the global project engineering, coordinating closely with HR Partner and regional Operations leaders to ensure proper competency model and career ladder are in place.Coordinate regular global functional excellence communication, training & and development events leveraging corporate communications, chat platforms, and Insight.Actively participate in external learning events, bringing industry functional best practices into Ingredion and regularly upgrading our aspirations and capabilities to create/maintain competitive advantage in the markets we compete inBuild, cascade, and actively manage the functional OGSM, aligning with the Global Operations OGSM and coordinating closely with regions for appropriate alignment.Develop and lead the implementation of a global design for reliability strategy for the global network.Establish a KPI system to monitor and identify improvement opportunities in the area of facility reliability and asset utilization.Establish and build a relationship(s) with partner EPC/M firms to enhance cost position, project execution timeline, and leverage standards to not repeat.
Focus on reducing FIL expenses as a percentage of overall project costs and timeline.Work with manufacturing and R&D managers to implement technology transfers into the design, development, and modification of products and manufacturing facilities.Set project management process, provide leadership in Project Engineering and Project Management, train and monitor compliance accordingly.Establish, enhance, and drive standardization of project management processes.Adapt machine and equipment design to plant and production conditions.Build Project Management capabilities across the organization.Support M&A activities as needed in collaboration with the VP of Operations Strategy of M&ACollaborate with Procurement to reduce capital equipment costs and ensure standard methodologies are used in capital procurement.Identify trends in the Project and Construction management that can bring value to our manufacturing network.Collaborate with Go to Market teams, finance, supply chain, and manufacturing to develop the financial return for growth projects.Execute projects within budget and schedule, delivering targeted return on investment, and in compliance with Ingredion's ethics, safety, and engineering standardsIdentifies potential external and internal operations business risks and deploys plans to mitigate them.Propose and lead network optimization efforts to ensure the best level of utilization and ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) across the regionBrings best practices to the organization - Champions new processes, removes barriers, and adapts current processes to facilitate improvement.Through close cooperation with Operations leaders globally, ensures timely implementation of appropriate initiatives within role scope.Build Project Management capabilities across the organization.Work across operations to develop the 5-year capital plan; partnering with corporate finance team and other capex stakeholders. People Leadership: Transformational and inspirational leader who can build and grow the organization to create a best-in-class Operations function by leading the team with rigor and pursuit of excellence, developing talent for export to broader regional roles and broader global operations roles.Create a talent culture founded on a strong conviction that superior talent delivers superior results; they scout to find the best people, drive performance, coach transparently, and build strong teams globally.Push to continually drive personal and organizational results, make timely decisions that benefit Ingredion globally, take educated risks on business opportunities, and benchmark external best practices to outperform the competition.Challenge the status quo and promote bold thinking to create value in new ways across customers, processes, products, and solutions to stay relevant and competitive in changing markets.Develop and mentor Operations teams to ensure appropriate capability and talent bench strength and succession plans in the region to meet business goals.Build strong relationships with Innovation and Strategy groups and prepare deployment plans for new products and capabilities.Represents Ingredion externally and internally. Knowledge, Skills,
and Requirements: Have successfully led teams of project engineers in multiple regions to implement multiple capital projects, and permits, and perform engineering functions in a plant environment; preferably having lived a/o worked in multiple regions of the world.Deep knowledge of the Reliability process, mainly Design for Reliability.Enjoy international and domestic travel, including extended trips and frequency up to 50% of total time.
If working remotely based out of our corporate or regional HQ location, the expectation is you will be present in the Westchester, Illinois HQ location up to 50% of the time when not traveling for project-related work.Demonstrate the proven capability of independent decision-making with the ability to successfully meet targeted goals and time and budgetary constraints.Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience working with Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing Management Systems.Can solve problems, find opportunities for improvement, and implement action plans and follow-up to ensure effective results.Effectively develop and present technical materials for employee training and development.Are never satisfied with the current results, assuming personal responsibility to work proactively and continually improve.Use data and findings to support broader and multi-functional business recommendations.A bachelor's degree in engineering (Master's degree in chemical or mechanical preferred) MBA is a plus.Courageously and innovatively evaluate different design paths for the Global Engineering organization.Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing process, and systems involved in its operation such as basic chemistry, material and energy balances, P&ID development, mechanical and physical/chemical separations, evaporation, drying, material handling, GMP, and energy management.Strong functional knowledge of Operations best practicesSuccessful track record in leading sizable and multiple manufacturing sites across different countries/regions and effectively managing multicultural teams locally and remotelyExcellent communication skills at all levels of the organization, (from executives to shop floor employees)Ability to work within a diverse organization, including people from different cultures, backgrounds, levels, and perspectives, and collaborate to find ideal solutions for the organizationDemonstrated degree of sound judgment, resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation in handling complex technical assignments, with minimal supervision.Excellent organization, multi-tasking, and prioritization skillsWorking knowledge of SAP preferredStrong analytical skills; intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capabilityHigh customer focus, will be able to gauge the needs of a variety of internal customers and adapt delivery style or level of detail as appropriateFluent written and spoken English, second Latin language is preferred Desired behavior, personal attributes, (Success Drivers and Competencies): Leadership potential for development into future positionsMust be willing to relocate to Chicago, USA for this roleGrowth MindsetPeople LeadershipTalent Coach and DeveloperDrive for ResultsBusiness AcumenStrategic AgilityCustomer FocusedAbility to build and lead high performing teamsData driven, ability to analyze and draw conclusion from complex dataAbility to influence various stakeholders Relocation Available: Yes -
Relocation Within Region ConsideredWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Ingredion seeks to provide a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, handicap or disability-mental or physical-marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability resulting from military service, or any other classification protected by law ("protected classifications"). We are committed to establishing and maintaining a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.Relocation Available: Yes, Within Country

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