Sr. Project Manager


Sheboygan Falls, WI, US

Shift:  First Shift
Requisition ID:  50758

At Johnsonville, our members are responsible for everything! If you're passionate about making a difference, we want you to help make our products, our processes, our communities and each other better. Since 1945, Wisconsin-based Johnsonville has proudly made our products in the U.S.A.! Our family-owned company has grown from a small butcher shop to the No. 1 national sausage brand. We employ 3,000+ members. Johnsonville products are enjoyed in 45 countries and served in 130 sports stadiums throughout the U.S.


Johnsonville, LLC

Sr Project Manager

Position Overview:

You will have the opportunity to lead the execution of project management strategies through collaborating with sponsors, stakeholders, business owners, change managers, and cross functional members to deliver Johnsonville’s strategic initiatives and projects in scope, within budget and on time.



  • Accountable for project execution and collaborating with the business owner to deliver the project on time, in scope, within budget and with the expected outcomes and benefits
  • Partner with the executive sponsor, stakeholders, business owner and change manager to develop the scope, success metrics, budget, resources requirements and high-level projects milestones
  • Determine project management methodologies to utilize to execute each project, including agile, waterfall and hybrid
  • Manage all aspects of the projects including scope, priorities, tasks, budget, resources, issues, risks and decision logs, and a timeline with an integrated change plan with the core team; create and maintain project information in Microsoft Projects
  • Facilitate sponsor, stakeholder, core team and sprint meetings; ensure timely issue resolution, risk mitigation and decision making
  • Lead a program of strategic initiatives and projects; understand and manage the interdependencies between projects
  • Build strong relationships and communicate effectively within all levels of the organization
  • Mentor or coach others to continue to further develop project management competencies throughout the organization
  • Be a catalyst to continually drive process improvements and efficiencies within project and program management



  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, business management, or related area of study required
  • PMP or PMI certification preferred


  • 5-7 years of experience as a Project Manager or similar position accountable for delivering projects on time, in scope and within budget, manufacturing experience preferred
  • Experience in partnering with executive sponsors, business owners, change managers and core team members to develop and deliver projects
  • Microsoft Projects experience preferred
  • Experience with agile and hybrid project management methodologies preferred


  • Demonstrated ability to lead major projects to completion within scope, timeline and budget
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A willingness and desire to develop others
  • Ability to think strategically and align projects to the company strategy and priorities
  • Proven record of strong critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving capabilities
  • Continuous improvement mindset to optimize processes and improve efficiencies
  • Proven ability to collaborate with senior leaders, functional and cross-functional teams to drive for superlative performance
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to build relationships, influence and instill confidence and trust


Coach for the Position:                Director – Program Manager

                                                  (We don’t have bosses at Johnsonville. We have Coaches. They are there to help you develop your talents. They cannot make you run laps.)


Location:                                         Global Headquarters, Sheboygan Falls, WI

                                                           (Our office is about an hour north of Milwaukee and an hour south of Green Bay)


Member Status:                            Fulltime, Salaried

(At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a Member and, yes, Membership has its privileges – like the ability to buy sausage at great discounts. Our more traditional benefits are great, too.)


# of Positions:                                Two


Reason for Posting:                      Retirement and New Position


About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!


How to Apply:  

External candidate:  Apply on-line only at:


We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment.  M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country.  We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.