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CI Program Manager

Company: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

 Main Accountabilities:

 Be the primary contact for the program/project(s) to Global Operations (GO) management.

  • Develop, implement and manage an Integrated Business Improvement planning process for the organization
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders to ensure proper project communications and participation
  • Ensure project requirements and business cases are defined, understood and feasible
  • Establish clear expectations and scope with all project stakeholders
  • Prioritize projects and determine organizational capacity to implement and execute successfully
  • Balance and communicate expectations around schedule, scope and budget while maximizing business value and customer satisfaction
  • Visualize schedule deliverables, activities and milestones to ensure accountabilities are clear to team members, business customers and other stakeholders
  • Proactively manage, report, and escalate project control points including Risks, Issues, Milestones, etc.
  • Maintain project status reports and present during planning meetings, project reviews, gate reviews and steering committee meetings
  • Coordinate business planning meeting and monthly CI governance meetings including the development of meeting materials, presentations, and dashboards. Facilitate, document and distribute minutes of meetings
  • Responsible for coordination and scheduling of Continuous Improvement training including meeting preparation and documentation of training/certification
  • Maintain and support CI funnel and financial validation process. Support locations and business units with using the system to capture improvement opportunities
  • Report and maintain CI KPI’s and coordinate the publication of quarterly newsletters and other communication
  • Drive continuous improvement of PMO processes and facilitate action from project lessons learned

Performance Measures:

  • Portfolio of projects/initiatives across the business visualized, prioritized, resourced and signed off for implementation
  • Multi-year operating integrated business plan
  • Accuracy and completeness of project charters, budget or schedule changes, resource plans and deliverables
  • Execution of project portfolio meet business expectations including CI savings targets
  • Identified risks have mitigation plans or a formal decision to accept the risk
  • Best practices are identified and incorporated into processes, meetings/management systems and projects
  • The project team contributes to T&L’s broader knowledge through documentation, issue management or lessons learned
  • Building CI capability through the coordination and delivery of training and certifications
  • Proactive and creative at managing constraints


  • Company Project Management methodology and artifacts are based on PMBOK and Six Sigma framework concepts
  • Microsoft Share-point is the information portal standard
  • Minimal Travel (<20%)

Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrates values of safety, integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability, creativity and continuous improvement
  • Experience in a multi-cultural, global organization
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work accordingly
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills with experience in leadership positions - either having direct reports or similar project team member responsibility
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, interpersonal and conflict management skills
  • Ability to engage effectively at all management levels of the organization
  • Is organized, methodical and detail-oriented with work activities
  • Analytical and methodical problem solver
  • Knowledge of a variety of business processes
  • Expert user of industry PPM (Project Portfolio Management) tools and Microsoft products (Project, PowerPoint & Excel)
  • Expert user in Microsoft Sharepoint and manipulating data from that system
  • PMP certification preferred. PgMP or PfMP a major plus
  • University degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, or other technical discipline preferred

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.

Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Keywords: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC, Decatur , CI Program Manager, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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