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Project Manager for CAPEX projects

Join a very successful, international market leader in our exciting growth journey 

If you bring project management experience from international CAPEX projects and you are ready to take your next career leap forward, we have just the right opportunity for you. In Chr. Hansen you will join a very successful global market leader. We experience massive growth and part of this is expressed in our portfolio of exciting and business critical CAPEX projects. You can look forward to a job with ample opportunities to influence your own job and our total project setup as well – in an environment of skilled, dedicated and helpful colleagues.  

Project execution from idea to final hand over to Operations and Maintenance 

Based in Global Engineering your focus is to execute strategically important CAPEX projects from idea all the way to final hand over to Operations and Maintenance. The projects are large scale with up to two digit mill. Euro budgets and are typically executed within 2-3 years. You will work within the framework of our well-functioning Global Engineering Project Model. Your tasks include: 

  • Project management of large scale complex projects at Chr. Hansen production facilities globally 
  • Assemble, lead, motivate and inspire project teams – engineering colleagues, internal and external partners 
  • Contract and engineering management 
  • Cost tracking and forecasting, schedule updates, etc. 
  • Reporting to stakeholders on progress, budgets, risks, quality 

You can look forward to travel approx. 20-30 days per year to meet colleagues and partners.  

+5 years’ experience as CAPEX Project Manager 

You have a technical education like a degree in engineering or similar. This is backed by at least 5 years’ experience as CAPEX Project Manager in the food, chemical or bioscience industry providing you with an understanding of e.g. industry standards. Your career has taught you, that technical project management is what you like to work with, and you are always looking for ways to strengthen your ability to drive things forward in a positive way. In addition, you know how to navigate in a complex setting with many agendas and (strong) stakeholders.  

To succeed, you will need all of your overview and structured way of working as well as your ability to perform independently and as part of a team. Additionally, you have the stamina needed to keep traction during long lasting project processes. This also takes very good communication skills including the ability to motivate people that don’t report to you. You have a strong command of Danish and English, and if you master other languages (e.g. German) it will benefit your application.  

Your new team 

You will join a team of four highly skilled Project Managers based in Global Engineering at the site in Graasten. Global Engineering is a well-functioning department with approx. 60 very motivated colleagues in Denmark, France, Germany and US. Together, we execute strategic CAPEX projects globally in an exciting and challenging cross-functional environment. 


If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact Yusuf Uyar, Program Manager / Manager Global Engineering Germany at +49 172 519 54 00.  


Please apply online, here you can enter your details into our CV-bank. Deadline for applications is 15th June 2018. Please note that we review applications on an on-going basis and close the process when we find the right person – the sooner you apply the better are your chances. 

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Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit
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