Smithfield Foods

Capital Project Manager

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The Capital Project Manager is responsible for the monitoring and analysis of company capital spending, including assets, operational equipment & machinery, and more. This role will partner with several company functions to provide essential insights as to the planning, budgeting, and success of capital projects. This role will also drive internal audits on capital spend and ensure compliance throughout the entire capital expense process.

Core Responsibilities

  • Oversight for capital projects to ensure capital spending plans are successful and, as applicable, meeting contractual deadlines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Provide insight and recommendations on project prioritization.
  • Compile and publish audits on capital projects
  • Ensure fixed assets comply with company policies
  • Provide reporting and analysis on capital spending vs budgets
  • Develops and implements strategic, long, and short-term plans.
  • Investigates project variances, submits variance reports to key stakeholders and communicates key insights to manager.

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


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or related field and 5+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of finance, capital, and/or accounting experience, required.
  • Familiarity with the SAP ERP or JD Edwards system at GL level is a significant plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with peers and executive leadership.
  • Must possess an aptitude for translating complex, technical subjects into clear, business-oriented communications.
  • Strong analyst skills that align with the Smithfield culture. Specific skills include facilitating change, driving operational excellence, and striving for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work well with others in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships.
  • Excellent administration skills.
  • Strong excel and data analytics skills.
  • Understands re-engineering processes and large-scale system changes.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Ability to grasp organization’s short- and long-term priorities and develop systems, processes, and policies to support the achievement in a cost-effective manner.
  • Minimum travel, as needed.

Careers and Benefits

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About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” and have made us one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan’s Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.


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