We are KIK!
We create the products and brands that people trust to clean, sanitize, and protect their homes, pools, and cars. We are one of North America's largest independent consumer product manufacturers with 20 North American manufacturing facilities. We also operate globally in Europe, Asia, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. We are known by our portfolio of over 40 brands including Spic and Span and Comet cleaning products, Clorox Pool&Spa (under license), BioGuard, and Natural Chemistry pool chemicals, and Prestone and Holts automotive performance chemicals. We are also the #1 producer in North America for store-brand ("private label") bleach and a leading private label provider of laundry detergent and additives, dishwashing products, general purpose cleaning and other home care products.
Our global team of over 2,500 employees drive our capabilities in product development, product formulation, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, packaging design, brand marketing, project management, quality assurance, compliance, distribution, and logistics.
Our organization is constantly evolving and is driven by a set of "One KIK" values - a dedication to following through on commitments in a customer-focused, profit-motivated way; while never compromising on safety, ethics, or integrity.
The Director of Capital Projects at KIK Consumer Products will manage the company's complete portfolio of capital projects. This includes scope definition, costing and control, stakeholder alignment, project planning, resource and risk management, project cost and schedule tracking, and company-wide communication. Successful capital management includes reviewing project team activities to meet project and business objectives, and approval of project recommendations through governance. This role is responsible for establishing and managing the schedules and budgets of KIK's portfolio of capital projects. This position reports to the Vice President of Engineering for KIK Consumer Products.
Essential Job Functions
Monitor and control all capex projects to their approved schedules and budgets, and in accordance with established budgetary guidelines and standards.
Develop, manage, and maintain up-to-date project timelines, key interdependencies, and resource constraints, applying appropriate project scheduling techniques.
Develop and deliver timely monthly reports which review schedule and financial status for all capex projects.
In cooperation with key stakeholders in the business, develop and seek approval for the annual capital budget.
Develop agendas, minutes, metrics and project communication tools for the teams and management.
Proactively identify and escalate risks and issues to relevant stakeholders, lead development and delivery of tactical and achievable mitigation and contingency planning.
Drive accountability for deliverables and ensure projects meet milestones.
Lead "lessons learned" exercises, share lessons among project leaders and other teams, integrate lessons into existing processes, tools, and templates.
Assist in engineering design, capital & operating cost estimates during all phases of project development through to execution.
Provide design and manufacturing evaluations, recommendations, and guidance to project teams in support of new project development opportunities, as well as existing operational improvements.
Provide input and review to legal and purchasing staff on contracts during drafting and negotiation.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all essential job functions, knowledge, skills, abilities, efforts, and physical or working conditions associated with a position.
Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline with Mechanical, Chemical, or Industrial is preferred.
Minimum ten years' experience in managing capital projects, both large equipment purchases and their installation and qualification, as well as building construction or retrofit.
A proven record of leading and influencing cross-functional teams in a matrix environment to gain alignment, resolve conflicts and deliver results.
Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and contractors
Strong knowledge of manufacturing practices, process systems, liquids handling and processing, solids handling and processing as well as hazardous chemical handling and storage is desirable.
Comfort exercising judgment within broadly defined practices and policies, and selecting methods and techniques of obtaining solutions to problems of varying complexity, requiring analysis of identifiable factors
Ability to understand business objectives, strategies and directions and ability to develop and implement action plans accordingly.
Effective at project management, implementation and follow through.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as well as SAP and Project Management software such as Smartsheet or MS Project. Experience with Autocad is a plus.
Must possess a positive attitude, be team oriented, ambitious, quality driven and of the highest integrity.
Knowledge and experience in Business Development activities in Pricing, Costing, and Presentation skills are desirable.
Strong communication skills, oral and written.
Ability to travel (up to 40%).
A Career with KIK Offers:
KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.
Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.
KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. KIK does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, status in uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, martial status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.
KIK is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform the essential functions of the job, please contact Human Resources immediately.
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