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Reynolds American Manufacturing Project Manager in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Manufacturing Project Manager

Reynolds American is evolving at a pace like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be the change



FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC (Tobaccoville)


What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?

The Manufacturing project Lead RJRT Operations utilizes corporate strategy to deliver business change projects and strategic value to the organisation. This role embraces and promotes change by providing direction and leadership to drive company and manufacturing initiatives and success. The position develops partnerships across organizational functions to promote synergies and enhance productivity and efficiency; evaluates operational functions to assess effectiveness and ensure compliance with all regulations and budget expectations. This role will promote and drive continuous process improvement through engagement with all levels of the organization to achieve maximum results.

What is the direct impact of this role on the team or organization?

The position develops partnerships across organizational functions to promote synergies and enhance productivity and efficiency; evaluates operational functions to assess effectiveness and ensure compliance with all regulations and budget expectations. This role will promote and drive continuous process improvement through engagement with all levels of the organization to achieve maximum results.

Reports to

VP Manufacturing

Number of Direct Reports


Core Relationships

Internal: production, engineering, QA, planning, finance, leadership team, global manufacturing.

Geographic Scope


Travel Required



  • Successfully manage strategic business projects and partnerships to deliver new business capabilities

  • Identify and implement continuous process improvements which align with strategic company objectives.

  • Develop vision and strategy while ensuring strategic goal alignment and cooperation across business

  • functions to facilitate a holistic business plan

  • Direct and lead operations management staff in establishing initiatives that align with company objectives.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to ensure results driven objectives are clearly defined, communicated, implemented, and monitored for success.

  • Direct oversight of project teams responsible for the planning and implementation of new operational procedures, systems and policies. Evaluate progress of these directives against established goals and timelines to optimize results.

  • Proactively acquire knowledge of new business development initiatives and technology and strategically evaluate application of these to company initiatives and requirements.

  • Leverage expertise to inspire a high performing culture through coaching and mentoring of direct reports and other employees across the organization.

  • Build cross-functional relationships to facilitate synergies through teamwork.

  • Provide direction to management staff regarding corrective action recommendations.



  • BS Degree in Management, Engineering or related field preferred;

  • 5+ years management experience within a manufacturing environment or Quality management experience or project manager

  • Project manager skills

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills

  • Organization skills

  • Proven ability to identify and develop talent, team leadership.

  • Experience in a regulated work environment.

  • Business acumen (financial, brand experience)

  • Product knowledge

  • Presentation skills


  • Five plus years management experience within a Manufacturing environment.


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

  • Great Place to Work Certified

  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in four strategic locations

  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

Benefit Information

The following is a general summary of the competitive compensation and benefit plans we offer:

  • Company vehicle for eligible employees

  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation.

  • Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Company contributes an additional three percent to 401(k) whether employee participates or not

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs)

  • Health Savings Account start-up contribution for employees who elect the high deductible health plan

  • Flexible spending accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care allowing employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses during the calendar year

  • Employee assistance program offering 8 free counseling sessions, per issue, each calendar year for employees and their dependents

  • Company paid life insurance of 1x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Company paid accidental death or dismemberment insurance of 2x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Voluntary insurances offered at group rates: employee and dependent life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness, accident coverage, disability buy-up, and auto & home insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan support

  • Dependent Scholarship Programs

  • Free confidential personal financial counselling service

  • On-site health centers and 24/7 fitness centers at certain company locations

  • A charitable giving matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care concierge service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Extensive training opportunities

  • Paid Leave:

  • Sick and Personal Time (exempt employees may be excused with pay for brief absences; non-exempt employees receive up to 6 days)

  • Vacation (levels Below Senior Director receive 15 days (pro-rated during first year of service); Senior Director and Officers receive 25 days (pro-rated during first year of service)).

  • Holidays (Nine company recognized and two annual personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion)

  • Paid Parental Leave + temporary reduced work schedule opportunity

  • Funeral Leave

  • Short-Term Disability Leave

  • Long-Term Disability Leave

  • Jury Duty Leave

  • Military Leave

  • Released Time for Children’s Education

  • Community Outreach Leave

  • Other paid leave benefits, as required by state or local law

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees who want to grow their careers. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc.and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.