Project Manager

  • Crawfordsville, IN 47933, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Closure Systems International, Inc. (CSI) is a global leader in plastic and aluminum closure design, manufacturing and high speed capping equipment / application systems. Approximately 90+ billion closures are produced annually in CSI's 25+ manufacturing sites, strategically located in 20+ countries throughout the globe.

CSI integrates innovative closure technology, high-performance equipment and expert technical services and training support to help customers all over the world maximize their profits. These integrated closure and capping solutions deliver a total system of unsurpassed customer value and reliability. 

Job Description


Project Managers are ultimately responsible for delivering a new products to the market that meet pre-determined customer’s needs, on a timeline acceptable to the customer, at an agreed-upon price and profitability for CSI.

In order to meet these expectations, the PM is in charge of a cross-functional project team. Each team member is responsible for delivering part of the project. The PM’s primary role is to ensure that these functions deliver the results in a coordinated way.

Primary Tasks and Deliverables 

  • Manage projects via the NPD Value Creation Process (Stage-Gate)
  • Meets all customer and/or market requirements
  • Commercializes on time per customer expectations
  • Delivers target EBITDA
  • Manages budget for capital expenditures and project expense
  • Communicates effectively with all members of the organization in order to deliver results
  • Provides timely updates on project developments to direct management, PAC members, and
    project team members as necessary
  • Creates clear project plans and timelines; helps team members plan and prioritize work
  • Maintains a positive and safe work environment for all team members
  • Drives improvement in project execution
  • Reduction in time to market
  • Cost savings
  • Balances key decisions with technical risk and financial risk 
  • Serves as the primary resource for the customer during the project
  • Sets realistic expectations
  • Manages the flow of information to and from the customer
  • Develops a relationship with key customer personnel to help work through any challenges
    on the project
  • Delivers CSI messaging/positioning to the customer as needed
  • This position reports to the NPD Manager for the North America Region of CSI 






  • Bachelor degree in a technical discipline required, i.e., engineering, packaging, chemistry,
    physics. Master’s Degree in technical discipline or MBA preferred or 5 years equivalent experience in project management.


  • Project management experience and PMP Certification

  • Knowledge of packaging industry with experience in beverage or food packaging desired

  • Experience managing a capital budget of above $1M USD



  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Demonstrated creativity and entrepreneurship

  • High ambition and motivation

  • High level of listening and communication skills

  • Ability to extract, combine, and interpret relevant data from multiple sources

  • Ability to understand trends and apply information to draw conclusions

  • High level of planning and organizational skills

  • Proven track record in meeting timelines

  • Understanding of basic financial analysis

  • Ability to work effectively on cross functional teams

  • High capability in communications with diverse customers, including marketing, manufacturing,
    external customers and internal and external technologists and suppliers.

Work Schedule:
8 hour days, with occasional after hours work

Education/Training Requirements:
See job description. May vary due to new technologies or requirements. 

PPE: ANSI Z41 approved safety shoes, hearing and eye protection as appropriate for work area, gloves
according to work task, and other PPE as assigned and required. 

Tools and Equipment:
Various writing utensils, radios, phone, computer, printers, fax machines, calculators, various computer software required for specific roles. 

Environmental Conditions:
Climate controlled office facility with occasional or frequent exposure to manufacturing plant floor. Employees may work around moving parts and mobile equipment. Exposure to noise levels requiring hearing protection when in production area.

Essential Job Functions: 

  1. Communicate clearly in English, both verbally and written
  2. Wear appropriate required safety gear
  3. Attend work regularly and reliably  
  4. Work flexible hours as scheduled or required for specific role 
  5. Provide on-shift training relative to specific function  
  6. Conformance to company performance rules such as work instructions, working standards, policies, etc.  
  7. Conformance to behavioral rules, expectations, and company policies
  8. Analyze shift or plant performance data relative to functional specialty and provide the shift leader or Manager with assessments of opportunity 
  9. Facilitate employee adherence to requirements of your departmental specialty  
  10. Actively supports and participates in plant quality improvement & cost reduction programs  
  11. Demonstrate awareness of and compliance with all pertinent safety policies and procedures 
  12. Maintain a professional, clean, and organized work environment 
  13. Participate in work related training programs
  14. Close visual acuity to perform computer tasks, read & develop spreadsheets, read financial data, etc.
  15. Able to travel without assistance as required by specific role
  16. Able to participate in meetings and discussions with peer group and management team, and interact with employees in multiple locations and settings

0-20% travel may be required.

What physical requirements are expected of this position? 

Sedentary Work: Lifting up to 15 pounds occasionally and/or a very minimum among of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, or pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work includes jobs where walking and standing aware required occasionally, and where the employees sit most of the time.

Physical Demand Category:  LOW as based on the Dictionary of Occupational Titles 1991 Revised Edition

Physical Job Demands (per 8 hour work shift):

R =Rarely   O= Occasionally (1-33%)   F = Frequently (34-66%)   C = Continuously (67-100%)

C  Sitting:  On metal stool with footrest, or in cushioned chair with back support and armrests while performing computer data entry and related work tasks

F  Standing:  On level concrete surfaces 

F  Walking:  On level concrete surfaces         

Lifting:  rarely

One-Hand Lifting & Carrying  

R   Carrying

R   Pushing/Pulling

R   Reaching

R   Shoveling

F  Neck Flexion:  Repeated or sustained up to 30 degrees while performing visual Computer – related job tasks

R  Neck Extension


Forward Bent Lifting 

Climbing:  some steps and levels in building office areas

O-F Grasping: computer mouse, door handles, file cabinet drawer pulls

R   Pinching: 

F   Finger Isolation:  To operate machine controls, computer mouse or to perform data entry

F   Thumb Flexion:  To operate radio or controls, computer mouse, or keyboarding

F   Index & Long Finger Flexion:  To operate radio or controls, computer mouse, or keyboarding


This position will be managing most of the product groups that are responsible for product and process design for the global CSI organization.  This group consists of 40 scientists, engineers and technologists, and 30 technicians with an annual operating budget of $10MM.

Environmental Conditions:
Climate controlled office facility with occasional or frequent exposure to manufacturing plant floor. Employees may work around moving parts and mobile equipment. Exposure to noise levels requiring hearing protection when in production area.

*The above job description is a broadly based description and is not intended to contain all specifics of a particular job.  This description is not a contract for employment.  It does not include all aspects of the position such as potential duties assigned by supervisors with the requirement for flexibility in helping others for the company’s overall benefit.

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Closure Systems International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.