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Title:  Senior Business Program Manager


Dublin, OH, US, 43016

Company:  Univar Solutions Inc.
Requisition ID:  25038


At Univar Solutions, our vision, mission and cultural values drive everything that we do. We are a purpose driven, values based company and as such, we are serious about safety, we are a place where people matter, where we are valuable to others, and we do what we say, so together we win.


We are seeking a Senior Business Program Manager who will report directly to the Project Management Office Director and accomplish the following:

  • Lead the planning, tracking, and coordination of a portfolio of projects from idea generation through value capture, meeting or exceeding stakeholder expectations
  • Ensure that projects deliver the business value originally targeted, and are completed within the constraints of scope, quality, schedule, and budget
  • Establish effective communication with other managers across business and technical departments to clarify business requirements and intended outcomes
  • Coordinate the work of the teams within the projects to deliver regular status reporting, project level risk mitigation strategies and issue management.
  • Work to build a collaborative environment that supports the Univar Solutions Mission and Vision, utilizing project management governance, processes, tools and templates of the Univar Solutions PMO Center of Excellence


You are a good fit for this role because:

  • You have 7-10 years of project management experience
  • You have knowledge of distribution or manufacturing business processes and success metrics
  • You communicate well with all levels of an organization in multiple formats and have strong presentation and meeting facilitation skills
  • You're known for your strong leadership, decision-making and relationship management skills, and negotiation/influence skills with ability to achieve results in a sometimes-ambiguous and changing environment
  • You have financial planning, budgeting and financial management skills
  • You are an effective mentor (even if you're not a direct supervisor!)
  • You're a self-starter who takes initiative to clear up confusion and highlight/mitigate risk
  • You understand how projects are interdependent and can concisely report about a program of related projects


Desired experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency in PC and Project Management applications (e.g. MS Office, MS Visio, MS Project, etc.) required
  • SAP knowledge in HR, Finance is strongly preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from Project Management Institute (PMI) or successful completion of recognized project management curriculum preferred
  • Experience/exposure to shared services and/or finance is a plus


About Our Values:
We believe the diversity shaped by our employees’ unique backgrounds and experiences undoubtedly plays an integral part in delivering innovation to our industry and reshaping our world. Understanding, accepting and valuing differences in race, ethnicity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, personality, skills and experiences is critical to our profitable growth, competitive advantage and success as responsible business leaders in our industry.


As an organization, we are committed to fostering a safe, collaborative, supporting and respectful environment that values diverse perspectives, mitigates unconscious bias and enables a culture where employees are able to bring their authentic self to work.


In addition to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are also committed to sustainability. At Univar Solutions, sustainability is more than an aspiration – it’s core to how we conduct business. We bring together ambitious goals, operational excellence, technology and collaboration to minimize environmental impact and improve sustainability in all we do.

Check this out: Our journey to a more sustainable future - leading the way in environmental, social and commercial sustainability


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, unlimited PTO and much more. 

We hope you will join our team!





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