Schwan's Company Director of Engineering Projects - Food Manufacturing in Salina, Kansas


The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at

Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, a division of The Schwan Food Company, is hiring a Director of Engineering. In this role you will be responsible for the strategic direction and execution of capital engineering projects across multiple frozen food manufacturing facilities.

  • Responsible for strategic thought leadership, implementation, training, maintenance, metric development, insights, and continuous improvement of all aspects of capital project management.

  • Define and champion the company’s strategic approach to capital project management and M Gate process and serve as the subject matter expert.

  • Develops best practices processes and procedures to ensure consistent execution of sustainable and successful capital projects.

  • Manages the capital project database through processes and procedures that provide consistent and efficient information.

  • Identify, analyze, and communicate key project metrics insights and recommendations to the Engineering Supply Chain and other leadership teams.

  • Manages the cash flow to the capital budget through development of clear processes, procedures, and reports.

  • Anticipates future capital requirements and assists in building the project pipeline and projected capital spend.

  • Manages and continuously improves the engineering M Gate process. Ensures compliance to the M Gate process through documentation, KPI’s, and clear expectations.

  • Coaches and trains the engineering team on effective project management and facilitation.

  • Direct, train, and develop subordinates.


Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Years of Related Experience: Typically has at least 10 years related experience.


  • Demonstrated leadership skills: ability to lead cross functional teams, strong influencing skills, and a record of getting things done through others strong organizational skills.

  • Intermediate PC skills solid interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to effectively communicate to a wide variety of audiences.

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc.

Req #: 18005997