Pinnacle Foods

Sr. Manager, Continuous Improvement

US-NJ-Cherry Hill
Job ID
2017-5482
Category
Manufacturing

Overview

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: Unleashing Brand Potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

 

The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:


This position will support multiple manufacturing operations in the development and implementation of long term strategic plans to involve all operations personnel in the pursuit of a lean manufacturing environment that lowers production costs.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


• Coordinates corporate 6 Sigma Program to reduce cost
• Performs plant interventions to reduce cost
• Facilitates kaizen events to eliminate waste
• Implements cost saving projects utilizing both Lean and 6 Sigma methodologies
• Implements common corporate CI systems (5S, Standard Work, Daily Mgmt, Leadership LAP, OEE Gap Closure, OAC, etc.)
• Active engagement in process improvement deployment and execution

Qualifications

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:


• Demonstrated ability to lead kaizen improvement events.
• Demonstrated ability to complete cost savings projects.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization.
• Ability to lead cross-functional teams to implement cost savings programs across plants.
• Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning to identify opportunity areas.
• Creative problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
• Microsoft Office skills such as PowerPoint, Project, Excel and Word.
• Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes and work with others to identify opportunities via data.
• Ability to teach/coach CI concepts throughout the plants
• Ability to work with minimal direct supervision, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
• 7+ years of lean experience in a complex manufacturing environment.
• Past experience in leading kaizen workshops in the areas of: 5S, standard work, visual management, daily management, SMED and TPM.
• 6 Sigma Black Belt or Shainin Red X Journeyman certification preferred
• Food manufacturing experience preferred
• Maintenance/manufacturing/engineering/QA/QS experience preferred
• Has worked in a lean manufacturing environment.
• Solid systems understanding and ability to identify improvements needed.
• Hands on style and solid communication ability.
• Able to effectively interface within all levels of the organization.

 

EDUCATION:


• BS in Engineering; Masters degree preferred

 

LOCATION:


• Preferred base for this role will be Chicago, St. Louis or Indianapolis.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:


• None

 

TRAVEL:


• 80 - 100% travel

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.

 

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