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Project Manager


This is a Full-time position in Columbia, SC posted November 7, 2021.

Being a Mars Associate is all about opportunity.

The opportunity to do the kind of challenging, interesting work that shapes the world’s best-loved brands.

To work with real purpose, supported by talented, friendly people from all sorts of different backgrounds.

And to access the tools, training, and experience you need to have a positive impact on our business, on the planet, and, most importantly, on your own career.

Being a Mars Associate is more than a job.

It’s the opportunity to start your tomorrow, today.

Project Manager – Mattoon, IL, Columbia, SC, Kansas City, KS
The Project Manager is responsible for the design and installation of projects across multiple sites.  The role is that of a qualified (degreed) Engineer that will have a strong focus on managing projects as well as technical design.

This will require the ability to work across multiple segments (wet and dry pet food) and all aspects of engineering functional areas.  The Project Manager is an active member of the Engineering team and project team(s) currently assigned.  The Project Manager is responsible for deploying his/her engineering know-how to successfully execute and deliver projects to the business.

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of projects up to approximately $10M in value.

What would your key responsibilities be?

• Provide innovative Engineering solutions that drive a competitive advantage 

• Ensure delivery of assigned objectives for scope, time, budget, and cash flow 

• Ensure priorities are aligned with overall project priorities 

• Communicate with the Engineering Leadership Team to ensure project objectives are achieved 

• Seek and apply appropriate technology to gain and a sustain technical competitive advantage 

• Support initiatives that shorten new product and project cycle times 

• Seek and support lean ways of working and apply lean principles in the engineering process and as a project deliverable 

• Understand and make decisions to improve business measurements such as ROTA, FATR etc. 

• Actively participate in the development of engineering standards and tools 

• Support safety, security and environmental policies 

• Contribute innovative ideas to provide sustained technical competitive advantage 

• Identify, protect and expand intellectual property of corporation 

• Maximize asset utilization through value added engineering and lean design 

• Support project objectives and challenge activities not aligned with those objectives 

• Effectively monitor and improve a safe work environment 

What are we looking for?
Minimum Qualifications 

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering 

• 5+ years’ experience in a comparable technical position
– food, beverage, pharmaceutical or related industry preferable.

Experience working in manufacturing facility a plus 
Preferred Qualifications 

• Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering (MBA add on is a benefit)

• Greater than 50% travel

What can you expect from Mars?

• The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.

• An industry competitive salary and benefits package. 

• To be respected and valued.

• The Five Principles at the center of every decision.