Project Manager - Food Processing Systems

Home Office


About this vacancy

On behalf of our client, an expert in the poultry processing industry, YER is searching for a Home Office based Project Manager.

Job description

The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring effective and efficient planning and implementation of projects for customers as defined in the specific customer proposals/quotes.

Key Activities

  • Verifying the scope of work on the quote to the proposed layout.
  • Defining production requirements based on the specific proposal/quote/layout.
  • Ensuring timelines are kept and customer is updated through project progress updates.
  • Preparing for installation of equipment.
  • Support installation as needed, and direct site managers
  • Supporting the contractors installing the equipment.
  • Perform make vs. buy process decisions for items needed for projects.
  • Ensuring all aspects of the project are handled in a timely manner. (i.e. spare parts quote, spare blades for startup, third party equipment is ordered and organized for delivery, bills are issued, payments received)
  • Solving problems as they arise in an effective and efficient manner and with customer focus.
  • Coordinate with other departments to meet project needs.
  • Handle all project closure procedures after project sign off was received from customer and work with finance to get final bill sent to customer and get all items delivered out of stock in SAP.
  • Attend onsite and offsite contractor meeting.

Key Deliveries

  • Projects are implemented on time, with the defined functionality, within budget and with high customer satisfaction.
  • Occurring problems are solved in a constructive manner with the relevant stakeholders.
  • High degree of responsiveness to all stakeholders.
  • Excellent working relations with all stakeholders through effective and client focused communication.
  • High customer satisfaction with provided support.




Our client is an International poultry processing systems supplier. This is a research-driven company with unmatched knowledge and expertise in the poultry processing industry. Founded by industry experts, the company quickly expanded its worldwide distribution into North and South America with a mission to innovate, automate and bring cost-effective solutions to the industry. Because of the company's impressive success story, strong growth path and continuous expansion, we are currently seeking to fill the vacancy of Project Manager.

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with project management involving capital equipment
  • Experience with technical service based, client-oriented organizations
  • Experience in the food processing industry (preferably poultry) is a plus
  • Must have strong communication skills and a customer-first approach
  • Proven ability to establish, build and nurture business relationships
  • Great attention and focus to detail
  • Is able to work independently and getting things done
  • Willing and able to travel to customer locations on an as-needed basis

This is a very attractive role with an ambitious company, offering candidates great long term career opportunities. Qualified and motivated candidates are welcome to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

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