Senior Manager, Capital Project Engineering at Zoetis in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Job Description:


The Senior Manager is responsible for leadership of the GMS Kalamazoo capital project plan, capital project team and processes, site master planning, with monthly updates to site leadership. Interacts with management and site "customer" groups to establish and define requirements for assigned facility, utility, packaging, and manufacturing projects. Acts as the liaison between the site and the GMS Capital Governance Team


  • Responsible for the management of the multi-million-dollar site capital plan to ensure alignment with site needs and master plan.

  • Provide leadership and coaching to site and contract capital project managers and technical support staff.

  • Collaborates with site value streams and other departments to develop Capital budget associated with future year projects for inclusion in the annual budget cycle.

  • Responsible for project managers and all projects to ensure the site defined Project Management processes are followed.

  • Collaborates with the site Value Stream Leaders to define capital projects to enhance operational efficiency and throughput.

  • Responsible for the verification of project execution to confirm capital projects provided the required results.

  • Conduct frequent communication and regularly scheduled meetings with site leadership and project stakeholders.

  • Promote the culture of continuous improvement within the project engineering team.

  • Improve processes through use of Lean Six Sigma tools and principles.

  • Interface with Zoetis GMS Capital Governance Team to ensure project compliance with applicable capital and quality standards.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated strengths in the following capabilities: leadership, capital planning, project management and execution, Lean Six Sigma, coaching and mentoring.

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including strong presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated record of innovation, change management, development of team members through continuous improvement and development/implementation of best practices.

  • Motivated, self-starter with strong interpersonal, teamwork and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, and ability to learn Zoetis systems.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical) is required, Master's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in capital leadership in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

  • Strong working knowledge of pharmaceutical operations along with technical proficiency in capital project engineering.

  • Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: PMP Certification or PE License preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to values-based leadership and achieving objectives in a manner that is supportive of the Zoetis Core Beliefs.

  • Demonstrated leadership, management and technical capabilities.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with colleagues at all levels of the Zoetis organization.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly exposed to both office settings and a manufacturing environment, including moving mechanical parts. The colleague will be required to utilize certain Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to, hard hats, safety ("steel-toed") shoes, eye protection, gloves, and protective clothing. The colleague may be required to satisfy requirements of respirator fit testing and use the respirator as required.

Full time



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