102 Kanaal Weg, Potchefstroom Rural 1, Potchefstroom, 2520, South Africa
CFAM Technologies, a manufacturer of world-class food and feed processing equipment is looking for a Project Manager to oversee the planning, execution, and successful completion of our food machinery projects. We are passionate about food security and enable communities to utilize locally produced agricultural products to support food security through extrusion technology. We are looking for an experienced, passionate and motivated individual who can apply their mind to resolve problems in a stimulating and everchanging environment.
Collaborate with the sales team and customers to understand project requirements, objectives, and deliverables.
Develop detailed project plans, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation.
Identify potential risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate them.
Determine project specifications, such as equipment specifications, materials, and installation requirements.
Team Coordination and Leadership:
Assemble and lead cross-functional project teams, including engineers, designers, technicians, and contractors.
Delegate tasks and responsibilities to team members, ensuring clarity and accountability.
Foster a collaborative and positive team environment, promoting effective communication and knowledge sharing.
Provide guidance and support to team members, ensuring they have the resources and information needed to meet project objectives.
Project Execution and Control:
Monitor project progress, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
Conduct regular project status meetings, providing updates to stakeholders and addressing any issues or concerns.
Manage project budgets, including cost estimation, tracking expenses, and approving expenditures.
Conduct risk assessments and implement risk mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions.
Customer Relationship Management:
Serve as the primary point of contact for customers throughout the project lifecycle.
Maintain regular communication with customers, keeping them informed of project status, milestones, and any changes.
Address customer inquiries, concerns, and requests promptly and professionally.
Ensure customer satisfaction by delivering projects that meet or exceed their expectations.
Provide technical assistance on customer’s equipment queries.
Documentation and Reporting:
Prepare and maintain project documentation, including project plans, progress reports, change orders, and final project reports.
Document lessons learned and best practices for future reference and continuous improvement.
Provide regular project updates and reports to management, highlighting key achievements, challenges, and risks.
Design and analyse technical process flow diagrams based on project proposals.
Compile equipment lists from project proposals and process flow diagrams.
Review mechanical equipment designs and provide technical guidance.
Provide technical expertise and input during the plant layout design process.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Monitor different departments for compliance on project management processes.
Manage and co-ordinate installation and commissioning activities of equipment on site.
Travel locally and abroad to meet clients on site.
Minimum Qualification Requirements: B. Tech/B. Eng/B. Sc Mechanical Engineering
Or B. Tech Project Management with strong technical engineering ability
Proven experience as a Project Manager in the machinery manufacturing industry
Key skills required:
Strong technical knowledge of food machinery and equipment.
Excellent project management skills, including project planning, execution, and control.
Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with customers and internal stakeholders.
Proficiency in project management software and tools such as Jira Atlassian, MS Visio, Excel, Project, and Word.
Problem-solving and decision-making abilities in a fast-paced environment.
Knowledge of safety regulations and quality standards in the food processing industry.