Pactiv Evergreen Inc.

Senior Project Manager

Job Locations US-IL-Lake Forest
Information Technology
Position Type
Full Time
Pay Type


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

To manage all activities related to an assigned project, to ensure complete delivery of Scope, within budget and within the agreed timeline.


Position Scope

  • Deliver on all project management activities for an assigned project from Initiation through Closure.
  • Demonstrate natural leadership and communication skills to instil confidence in business team of your expertise and capability.
  • Be able to manage projects in any functional area of a business, i.e. Manufacturing, Supply Chain, IT / Systems, HR, Finance, etc.
  • Be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Potentially across multiple businesses, across time zones, internationally, etc.  Includes travel nationally and potentially internationally as required by the assigned project.
  • Must adopt, utilize and enhance the standard company tools, processes and templates.
  • Must work with a continuous improvement mind-set so that all activities become inputs and improvements for future projects.
  • Identify and manage project interdependencies.
  • Manage external parties involved in an assigned project.
  • Manage project completion, handover to steady-state, and post implementation reviews.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies for health, safety and environment.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies for governmental and local laws and regulations.





Employees / Resources reporting directly to you

None organizationally.

Employees / Resources supervised

Project resources.  Will be variable as projects commence and complete.

Financial Responsibility

Project budget as assigned.



Key Accountabilities




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 project, the solution, the business, the customer, etc.

To protect the business and the customer from any impact as a result of the project and the change it is implementing.

Bringing a level of general functional business knowledge to the project to ensure all elements are considered allowing for a successful solution via a successful project delivery.

Be able to converse knowledgeably with the business resources working on the project and other stakeholders to ensure a complete and workable solution is being developed.



Decision Making Authority





Timely escalation of risks, issues or decisions to higher authorities.


Management of approved budget to ensure a successful outcome on the project, but remaining within budget.


Management and development of the project resources to ensure a successful outcome on the project.


Prioritization of work activity.

Escalate to project leadership (i.e. steering committee, sponsor) any project or deliverables that do not align with the communicated direction of the company.



Add or remove resources from the project.  Feedback to the resources’ supervisor for performance review input.





Recommend any evasive action required on the project to stop the project, crash the timeline or to execute tasks in parallel in order to meet a business requirement.

Recommend to the project leadership any changes to scope, budget or timeline.

Recommend improvements to internal project management tools and processes.



Working Relationships




Project Team members

Management of tasks and deliverables of the project.

Project Steering Committee

Communication, decision-seeking, direction.

Project Director

Project management practices and guidance.

Customer (internal or external)

As appropriate, depending on project type.



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 by Project Director of your performance from business leaders and key stakeholders.


Experience, Qualifications, Competencies



  • Able to demonstrate 5+ years of formal, dedicated project management experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified or equivalent.
  • Able to demonstrate successful experience in managing projects across different business functions and disciplines.
  • Able to demonstrate experience in leading discussions and extracting required information out of resources to define business requirements, project scope, solution design and options analysis, project planning, resource management, risk and issue management, communications plans, then be able to drive projects through to a successful completion.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to confront situations that need resolution, no matter how uncomfortable the situation is.
  • Able to demonstrate superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate professional interpersonal & negotiation skills.
  • Able to demonstrate a proactive style.
  • Able to demonstrate being performance and outcome oriented.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail including the ability to capture and record decisions, discussions and events for referential purposes.
  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in using common office technology and tools. Must be very proficient in MS Project.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of time domestically and occasionally internationally if required. Expected level of travel is less than 10%.
  • Must be within reasonable driving distance of company headquarters in Lake Forest, IL. Must also be willing and able to come to the office in Lake Forest at least monthly for meetings.



  • Able to demonstrate experience managing projects and resources across multiple cultures, countries, languages and time zones.
  • Able to demonstrate the application of Critical Thinking and root cause analysis and resolution.
  • Willingness to come to the office in Lake Forest 1-2 days per week.


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