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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Capex Project Manager EAME

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with kindness and humility, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. Dive into varied, flexible, and stimulating environments. Meet empowered professionals to partner with, befriend, and stretch your skills alongside. Every day, your energy, your creativity, and your determination will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.  
 

About the role:

 

The CAPEX Project Manager will lead and direct large/high-priority CAPEX Engineering projects often requiring considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. He/She will formally report to the Head of Engineering EAME and with dotted line to the Head of Site Operations, but will report to the Steering Committee for the duration of the assigned project(s).

 

You will:

 

People management:

  • Assemble and manage the project team (internal, external resources)
  • Monitor project team performance and complete performance reviews (also for future use)
  • Coach, mentor and motivate project team

 

Function management:

  • Drive day-to-day execution of assigned strategic project (or phase) and manage project resources to drive a successful project delivery
  • Prepare the project planning and financial forecasts/estimates for all phases
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication to the project steering committee and relevant stakeholders with regular reporting on status, KPIs, project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues
  • Liaise with customer organization to ensure consistent and aligned needs are met
  • Manage Project (and esp. scope changes) according to the globaly CapEx/PM processes
  • Ensure adherence to Quality & EHS standards (project management and technical)
  • Drive selection of engineering suppliers and vendors together with IM&S, assisting negotiation and dispute management as needed
  • Facilitate and resolve conflicts among project team members and/or other stakeholders
  • Provide consultation and participate to workshops, peer-reviews and Post Implementation Reviews in other Projects
  • Participate to the development of global CapEx/PM best practices & standards when requested

 

Decision-making authority:

  • Authorization of scope changes to Steering Committee

 

You have:

 

  • BSc/MSc in Engineering or equivalent experience, Project Management certification (PMI, PRINCE2) an advantage
  • Fluent in English and Hungarian
  • Proven experience in leading large green/brown field projects (5+ years) preferably in food/chemical industry
  • Experience in complex/matrix organizations
  • Experience in working with diverse cultures and multidiscipline specialists
  • Experience in contracts management and supplier selection processes
  • Design and construction of food/chemical plants
  • Solid knowledge of CapEx and related financial aspects
  • Willingness to travel

 

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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