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Upgrades Project Manager

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Date: 23-Nov-2022

Location: Vernon Hills, US Vernon Hills, US Denton, TX, US Winsted, MN, US Winsted, MN, US Vernon Hills, US Denton, TX, US Denton, TX, US

Company: Tetra Pak

At Tetra Pak we commit to making food safe and available, everywhere; and we protect what's good – protecting food, protecting people, and protecting the planet. By doing so we touch millions of people's lives every day. And we need people like you to make it happen.

Job Summary

We are looking for an expert to use their knowledge and experience of dairy Technology to deliver on projects. In this position, you will manage all aspects of upgrades to dairy equipment including quotations and project plans and have overall responsibility and accountability both internally and externally for project success in the US & Canada. 
If you have experience in the dairy industry and the ability to take a cross-discipline approach to understanding the complexities of the projects along with an ability to communicate effectively we are looking forward to receiving your application. 
The position can be based in Vernon Hills, IL, Denton, TX or Winsted, MN. 
You will be travelling up to 25% of your time to our customer sites.
Tetra Pak is not considering applicants (Internal or External) who require International relocation to the United States. 

What you will do


As an Upgrades Project Manager, you will: 


  • Lead scope definition and break down, planning and controlling of the project’s budget and result
  • Lead and manage contractual agreements with suppliers
  • Lead identification and management of project scope changes
  • Lead identification, planning and controlling of project risks and opportunities
  • Lead stakeholder management including communication and reporting on project progress and KPI’s to stakeholders, internally as well as externally
  • Lead use of global processes, tools, applications, guidelines, and templates
  • Create and lead the project organization, define roles and responsibilities, and coordinate the project team to facilitate cooperation and team efficiency. Participate in the development of competence and capability of the project team.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities, share best practice
  • Produce quotations and proposals for customers alongside the key account team.

We believe you have


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar discipline; or equivalent skills and experience is a must.
  • Experience with dairy technology
  • At least 5 years of Project Management experience
  • Experience with dairy equipment commissioning a plus
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Negotiations skills and capability to work across boundaries
  • Capability in driving and delivering results
  • Experience with budgeting, fiscal management, quotations, proposals and project planning
  • Great knowledge of Microsoft Office; Microsoft Project; SAP; Basic AutoCad skills
  • Project Management Professional Certification is beneficial

We Offer You


  • A variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
  • A culture that pioneers a spirit of innovation where our industry experts drive visible results
  • An equal opportunity employment experience that values diversity and inclusion
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements


Apply Now


If you are inspired to be part of our promise to protect what’s good; for food, people, and the planet, apply through our careers page at

This job posting expires on December 15, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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