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Manufacturing Excellence Division Manager (20005451)

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 10/22/20

Job Description

Manufacturing Excellence Division Manager Job Description Just 65 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Allentown – or Lehigh Valley – is in close proximity to many of the major Northeastern U.S. cities, which makes it an ideal location for manufacturing and distributing consumer goods. We utilize thermal processing and high-speed canning to produce varieties of our Friskies®, Mighty Dog® and Alpo® brands – brands we have carefully produced, packaged and shipped since 1955. Allentown balances the identity of a busy industrial city, as well as a beautiful rural environment that Nestlé Purina is truly proud to call home.
The Manufacturing Excellence Division Manager is responsible for the management of Nestle Continuous Excellence (Continuous Improvement) initiatives within the market, region, or a specific business segment. In this role, you will coordinate with the Manufacturing Excellence Market Managers as the single point of contact for that region. This role will be based in our Allentown, PA factory, but will define and communicate Manufacturing Excellence rollout plans to all plants within your market or region. Travel to sites within your region is required (70% travel expected).
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define and communicate Manufacturing Excellence rollout plans, which are aligned with market, region, and business needs.
  • Support priority factories and regional clusters to choose the right strategy for Manufacturing Excellence (Continuous Improvement) implementation at the sites, which includes Total Performance Management (TPM) and Lean initiatives.
  • Responsible for Nestle Continuous Excellence pillar methodology, training, coaching and assessing in the region.
  • Act as a Change Agent, promoting the vision and the path to Manufacturing Excellence, and escalating issues to V.P.’s, factory managers, and Market Manufacturing Excellence steering team.
  • Support Manufacturing Excellence department priorities through identification and management of key activities, with prioritized focus on the impact on total market key expected results.
  • Develop key capabilities with the factory Manufacturing Excellence teams in order to promote the autonomy and confidence of the local teams.

Basic Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering, business, or related field required
Experience:
  • 7 + years of operations experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment required.
  • 4+ years of experience in leading and implementing Total Performance Management (TPM) or Manufacturing Excellence (Continuous Improvement) initiatives in a factory role required.
Preferred:
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification preferred.
  • Experience implementing Total Performance Management or Manufacturing Excellence initiatives in a corporate role preferred.
  • Experience with driving results, developing talent, and organizational agility in a consumer-packaged goods environment preferred.


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Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...