Director, Project Management

at Pactiv Evergreen in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE)is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email

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Position Summary

As a Director of Project Management you are responsible for managing and supporting a team of project managers to deliver on projects within your assigned portfolio. This requires engaging with senior business executives who are looking to undertake a major project initiative or change event, and work with them to help develop their Business Case, establishing the governance model, assigning resources, and all other activities associated with project initiation. You are also responsible for monitoring and reporting on all projects within your assigned portfolio, to ensure complete delivery of Scope, within budget and within the agreed timeline. You will be responsible for oversight on 2-3 major initiatives within the company at any given time and will manage both internal resources, contract resources, and consulting resources that may be engaged for delivery of the programs or initiatives. You will also be connected to other leaders within the BTMO and will partner with them on delivering their goals for their respective departments.

This position requires advanced critical thinking, advanced understanding of business processes and how to drive business value, and strong leadership, influencing, and communication skills. It goes beyond traditional project management into partnering with the executive leadership team to deliver on the key strategic initiatives of the business.

Position Scope

+ Manage and support Project Managers who are responsible for delivering the following:

+ Deliver on all project management activities for an assigned project or program from Initiation through Closure.

+ Demonstrate natural leadership and communication skills to instill confidence in business executive team of your expertise and capability.

+ Manage projects in any functional area of a business, i.e. Manufacturing, Supply Chain, IT / Systems, HR, Finance, etc.

+ Manage multiple projects or programs simultaneously. Potentially across multiple businesses, across time zones, internationally, etc. Includes travel nationally and internationally as required by the project.

+ Adopt, utilize and enhance the standard company tools, processes and templates.

+ Work with a continuous improvement mind-set so that all activities become inputs and improvements for future projects.

+ Identify and manage project and program interdependencies.

+ Manage external parties involved in an assigned project.

+ Manage project completion, handover to steady-state, and post implementation reviews.

+ Responsible for quality control for all outputs from the team within your assigned portfolio.

+ Responsible for establishing and maintaining program and portfolio governance across your assigned portfolio.

+ Responsible for managing resources across your assigned portfolio that will include 2-3 major initiatives for the business.

+ Responsible for partnering with other leaders within the BTMO to assist with development and delivery of their respective goals.

+ Responsible for managing risk and issues, as well as interdependencies across your assigned portfolio.

+ Ensure compliance with company policies for health, safety and environment.

+ Ensure compliance with company policies for governmental and local laws and regulations.

Key Performance Indicators:

+ Projects are delivered on time, on budget and all approved scope items to a predefined quality standard.

+ Strong communication on the project to all stakeholders.

+ Application of the company standard processes, tools and templates.

+ Professional engagement and interactions with all stakeholders on the project and in the company.

+ Positive feedback received of your performance from business leaders and key stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities



Overall delivery and quality control for projects within assigned portfolio.

Lead your team in the effective delivery of projects on time and in budget.

Establish and maintain portfolio governance across your assigned portfolio of projects.

Provide the appropriate structure that ensures successful delivery of projects.

Resource assignments across your portfolio of projects.

Assess the needs of the projects within your portfolio and assign resources accordingly to support the needs.

Project Scope definition, stewardship and management to maintain integrity of deliverables without scope creep.

The Scope to be delivered is clearly understood by all stakeholders and is managed through completion.

Project Budget management to ensure costs are visible, traceable with no unapproved overspend.

The authorized budget is maintained. Clear line of sight to how the budget was spent for the purpose of traceability as well as future improvements.

Project Timeline is defined and managed to ensure all activities and deliverables are produced in the timeframe expected.

Project is delivered within agreed timeline. Management of timeline provides for future improvements to task estimates, etc.

Changes to Scope, Budget or Timeline are managed using approved change process and communication.

Changes are visible and managed with appropriate approvals and change processes applied. Process is such that changes become inputs for future, similar projects.

Resources to work on the project are identified and locked in so that the timeline and quality deliverables are acceptable to the stakeholders.

All project resources are locked in and their tasks managed to the required timeline and quality standards. Any resource challenges are proactively addressed to not cause any impact on the project or business.

Quality requirements are clearly understood by all stakeholders and achieved for scope deliverables as well as project management deliverables.

The scope is delivered at the quality standards confirmed, plus project deliverables are at the standard required of the PMO.

Project communications are defined and communicated to set the expectation of what, how and when project communications will take place.

All stakeholders on the project are informed at the appropriate times and with the appropriate level and scope of information.

Risks and Issues are identified, captured, qualified and quantified, then managed through to resolution.

Key risks are identified up front, captured and managed through resolution. During the project life, additional focus on risk and issue management is conducted.

Providing guidance and feedback to the business regarding any risks affecting the pro

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Job Posting: JC255171526

Posted On: Feb 12, 2024

Updated On: Apr 13, 2024

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