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Burns & McDonnell Project Manager - Consumer Packaged Goods Start-Up (Multiple Locations) in Greenville, South Carolina


The Project Manager – Consumer Packaged Goods Start Up Consulting will be responsible for managing start-up planning efforts for clients in the Food and Consumer Products, Industrial, and Manufacturing markets at Burns & McDonnell.

Position Description

  • Senior or executive leader in the Food & Consumer Products/CPG industry

  • Direct manufacturing and/or process management experience

  • Direct strategic and operational start-up management experience (GSUM/VSU technologies)

  • (optional) Operational or Consulting firm industry experience

  • Start-up Management, VSU (Vertical Start-up) methodology execution experience, and CQV Planning

  • FDA/GMP compliance knowledge, including AQ/IQ/OQ/PQ execution experience (preferred)

  • Capital program management qualifications and/or work experience

  • Manufacturing & Supply Chain qualifications and/or work experience

  • Collaborative work experience with strategic project management teams

  • Collaborative work experience with operational and/or executive leadership teams ()

  • Strong/Influential communications with executive teams internal & external to home organization

  • (optional) Process Management qualifications and/or continuous improvement work experience

  • (optional) Cost reduction / savings program management qualifications and/or work experience

Additional Skills

  • Project Planning & Alignment Demonstrate strong proficiency in developing operational and project level success criteria with start-up teams. Lead success criteria discussions across functions, levels, and organizations

  • Strategic and Detail Orientation Build a strong and proactive point-to-point relationship with the client’s project manager and executives; position the client’s project manager to be successful.

  • Team Development Assemble, develop and charter multi-skilled/experienced teams for start-up consulting

  • Cross-team Collaboration effectiveness Motivate the participating client lead(s), operating and sponsor team to develop plans and proactively provide data and perspective to drive project start-up success

  • Performance Management Motivate high performance and proactively address individual BMcD team member’s needs for perspective and direct feedback to enable improved effectiveness

  • Project Requirement Assessment Effectively assemble the right mix of skills on the GSUM/Vertical Start-up team

  • Multi-Tasking Effectiveness Manage 2-3 project consulting efforts simultaneously, with maximum quality

  • Report Preparation Lead the preparation of preliminary and final review packages. Provide the client with quality data for internal processing and gaining alignment

  • Analysis Tools Development and Customization Leverage current GSUM/VSU tools and actively participate in the development of additional assessment tools; demonstrate proficiency to coach team to input and use throughout the consulting engagement

  • Early Learnings and Recommendations Documentation Guide BMcD team members to effectively report information at the right level for weekly client meetings and reports

  • Tactical Progress Reporting Proactively communicate start-up plan status to the client on a weekly basis

  • Next Work Stage Education Effectively communicate/teach client though out the start-up life cycle

  • Pursuit Management Actively engage with business development managers to identify new opportunities. Effectively share the start-up consulting proposition

  • Proposal Management Lead the development of proposals; develop thorough proposals that align with the anticipated context of content and deliverables

  • Project Management Directly monitor and report the status of team hours and schedule; manage necessary changes to both scope and team to support overall projects success for the client


  • B.S. Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Chemical, Civil, Structural, or other)

  • (optional) Architectural Design, Industrial Design or Construction Management

  • Minimum 7 years related experience, including 3 or more years managing engineering or architectural projects.

  • Senior or executive level Manufacturing/Supply Chain management in Food & Consumer Products industry strongly desired

  • Direct manufacturing and/or process management experience highly preferred

  • Direct strategic and start up consulting experience

  • Direct budget management experience

  • AEC and/or Consulting firm industry experience

  • Operational or Consulting firm industry experience


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-CT-Wallingford, US-GA-Atlanta, US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul, US-IL-Chicago, US-SC-Greenville

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 210453