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Project Specialist

Company: Lactalis American Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionLactalis American Group is currently seeking candidates to join our Engineering team in Buffalo, NY.Lactalis, the world leader in dairy, is a family-owned business with more than 85,000 pragmatic and ambitious professionals worldwide, committed to nurturing the future by providing healthy and delicious dairy products that bring people together every day. We offer an enviable range of dairy brands including Galbani, Prsident, Kraft Natural Cheese, Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Parmalat, Siggi s, and Stonyfield Organic in addition to several brands imported from our affiliates in Europe.At Lactalis, our core values of AMBITION, ENGAGEMENT, and SIMPLICITY are at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to building a safe, diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and we know that our candidates come from many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. If you re excited about this role but your past experience doesn t align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and share with us your STORY, your PASSION, and your EXPERTISE! You may be just the perfect candidate for this or other roles within our company.Lactalis is an equal employment opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against applicants with regard to any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disabilities.From your PASSION to ours----Summary: The Project Specialist, will be the point person for all Lactalis American Group Capital Expenditure project administration. They will need to ensure accuracy and proper flow of the documents through the approval process, and throughout the life of the project. The project specialist will own communication of the status of the projects to both the plant and the corporate teams.--Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Will own the project documentation for capital expenditure projects. Maintaining, updating, and developing the Capex management documents to track and follow up with the project status--Communicate the capex KPIs to plants, engineering teams and management.--The Project Specialist receives, verifies accuracy, stores, and conveys the Capex documents (AFE, DA, PO, Invoices & completion forms) to the next steps or send back to the originator (for correction) for the approval process.Organizes monthly, quarterly, and yearly meetings for the corporate & plants (NY, WI, ID & CA) engineering teams.Work with plant accounting teams on general ledger into SAPServe an active role in the annual budget process.Assist in the required audits, including assisting in the coordination among departments and plants. Interact with both internal and external auditors. Take active role in preparation of required audit schedules--May support the maintenance of the Company s fixed assets sub-ledger in FAS and assist other locations as needed, including disposals & account reconciliations.Travel and / or extended or off work hours may be required.This description reflects management s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.To fulfill these responsibilities, tools such as a computer, phone or, and / or allowance(s) may be provided.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these Essential Duties and Responsibilities.RequirementsQualifications:The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EducationAssociates degree required, Bachelor s degree preferred; or equivalent experience to include a minimum of five (5) years job related experience. Accounting or Finance Degree or equivalent.--Experience3+ years related experience requiredExperience working on capital expenditure projectsExperience managing projectsExperience in Food Industry preferredSpecialized KnowledgeMicrosoft Office Suite, Advanced Excel skills; macros, pivot tablesSkills / AbilitiesStrong attention to detailAbility to analysis files and verify accuracy--Effectively communicate to internal and external customersPrioritization, organization, time management, and follow-up skills

Keywords: Lactalis American Group, Buffalo , Project Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Buffalo, New York

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