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Project Manager - Warehouse Automation
Lake Forest, IL

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Project Manager, Warehouse Automation

POSITION SUMMARY: The Project Manager, Warehouse Automation, will take a leading role in supporting Pactiv's warehouse automation transformation on a range of new engineering projects that include automated guided vehicles, automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyor systems, and warehouse management software.

This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc.


* Overall management and direction for direct reports, including contractors and consultants
* Managing the overall project management process.
* Developing project plans and solutions.
* Creating economic analyses and Capital Authorization Requests (CARs)
* Performing Failure Mode Effect Analyses (FMEA).
* Holding regular project status meetings and documenting project status.
* Completing and submitting internal and external status reports.
* Proactively communicating information needed by team members to complete their tasks
* Creating equipment specifications for supplier RFP
* Participating in supplier meetings; secure bids from qualified equipment suppliers.
* Identifying, documenting, and tracking issues, risks, and dependencies
* Seeking out, implementing, and documenting problem resolutions
* Identifying and implementing process improvements
* Following-up on open issues and action items to ensure they are resolved
* Ensuring that Pactiv leadership has a comprehensive understanding of projects, timelines, dependencies, etc.
* This position may include any other duties assigned by Engineering Leadership team.


* Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in Operations, Engineering, or related field and successful demonstration of Responsibilities and Knowledge.
* 5+ years of project management experience.
* Prior experience managing people or processes.
* Experience managing automation projects that include (but are not limited to): automated guided vehicles, automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyor systems, warehouse management software, etc.
* Ability to travel as business needs require, up to 50% within North America. International travel will be very infrequent.


* Ability to manage multiple projects teams concurrently
* Ability to understand information quickly, derive insight, synthesize information clearly and concisely, and devise solutions
* Inclination to take ownership of assigned direction, initiatives and independently drive for results
* Ability to interface at all levels of the organization within and outside of the company
* Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
* Strong meeting facilitation skills
* Demonstrated self-confidence, honesty and integrity
* Proficient in Microsoft Office, including MS Project, AutoCad and SAP.
* Experience with JDA/WMS a plus

At Pactiv, continuous innovation and development has secured our place as one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of foodservice and food packaging products. Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. Want to learn more? Visit

Pactiv LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. "IND1P" #LI-TM1

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