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Plant Manufacturing Excellence Manager (Continuous Improvement)

US Nestle
St Joseph, MO 64501
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Plant Manufacturing Excellence Manager (Continuous Improvement)

Job Description
For thirty years, Nestl Purina has been proud to call St. Joseph, MO home. Located an hour north of Kansas City, the community of 77,000 people is packed with character, rich history and nationally acclaimed quality of life - just like Nestl Purina is. The city was recognized with the All-America City Award, given to communities with citizens who work together to pinpoint and address community-wide challenges and achieve exceptional results. Carrying forward that spirit, since 1985, our wet dog and cat food factory in St. Joseph has provided employment, and a special home for many of our associates who work passionately each day to annually produce millions of cases of Fancy Feast and Beneful Prepared Meals - two flagship Nestl Purina brands. Our associates' work goes far beyond the bag and the can. They are very passionate about their support for the United Way and United Cerebral Palsy foundations, raising $750,000 over the past five years. Joining the Nestl Purina factory in St. Joseph means you are joining more than a pet food company, but also a very driven and close-knit team focused on safety, personal growth, development and community. Our St. Joseph factory has enjoyed increased production and reinvestment, including a $30 million project to remodel our pet food kitchen, as well as installation of new raw ingredient processing equipment. This attention to safety and quality, matched by a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and renovation, helps us to attain our fullest potential. So, if your full potential could be unleashed, what would you add to the mix?

At Nestl Purina PetCare, we're a "safety first" culture, driven by a zero accident, zero defect, zero waste mentality. As a Factory Manufacturing Excellence Manager, you will be responsible for the coordination of all Nestle Continuous Excellence (World Class Manufacturing) initiatives and Pillar activities within own factory, acting as the single point of contact. You will have oversight to industrial performance functions within the factory.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define, communicate and implement Nestle Continuous Excellence rollout plans for the Factory.
  • Responsible for Continuous Improvement methodology, training, coaching and assessing.
  • Ensure the integration of manufacturing excellence initiatives and pillars.
  • Manage the Manufacturing Excellence Organization and allocation of roles and responsibilities for all industrial performance / industrial engineering, focused improvement and goal alignment activities in the factory.
  • Monitor the execution of the Nestle Continuous Excellence/ Total Productive Maintenance roll out plan in own factory.
  • Guide the factory floor data standardization, collection, utilization and management to drive continuous improvement.
  • Act as a Change Agent, promoting the vision and the path to Manufacturing Excellence.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of leadership experience to include continuous improvement projects and/or coaching in a manufacturing, military or related environment required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, Kaizen or TPM in a manufacturing environment

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.

The Nestl Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-877-204-8650.

Job: Plant Manufacturing Excellence Manager (Continuous Improvement)

Primary Location: St. Joseph, MO US

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Career Area: Professional

Nestle Purina PetCare Company


Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-24
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