Continuous Improvement Manager

Function:
Supply Chain/Logistics
Role:
Any
Employment Type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full Time
Region:
Americas
Area:
Any
Salary:
Competitive
Posted:
21-May-18
Recruiter:
Diageo
Job Ref:
61650BR

(internal title : ManEx Manager)

Purpose of Role: 
NOTE, ROLE IS 75% TRAVEL
French language fluency is a plus

Problem solving
Interface directly with middle and senior management to execute improvements and deploy best practices and standards.
Act as a driving force behind strategic, operational and organizational initiatives.
Provide insight through analytics and drive continuous improvement implementation efforts.
Improving performance in terms of both line efficiency and line OEE
Act as the regional representative on relevant regional teams
Standardize our ways of working based on best practices, inputs from the participants, and the global PTS framework
Ensure all our procedures and ways of working are properly documented, kept up-to-date and accessible to all the users through relevant systems
Build Capabilities:
Improve capability of the Operators, Team Leaders and management teams by defining a standardized up-skilling program
Provide technical support and seen as the subject matter expert in all aspects of ManEx
Hands- Support:
During launch hands on support from Tier 1 - Tier 3
Supporting operations to support strategically critical business needs.
Key Outputs:
Support and model behaviors to deliver Zero Harm
Collaborate with operational partners to deliver against quality KPI objectives for the line
Drive reduction in targeted waste streams
Support, coach and track root cause problem solving to permanently address issues on the production line
Through implementation of lean techniques (perfect plant) optimize safety, quality, production, and cost objectives through employee involvement and team building approach to problem solving.
Direct the planning and implementation of key initiatives to improve bottling/ blending/ distillation/ dump and fill/ maturing (site) operations
Remain abreast of industry changes and new technology, equipment, systems, and procedures as they relate to improving the key operations
Link with planning to develop guidelines (cycle schedules, sequencing etc.) are clear for effectively planning of operations.
Follow, coach and train Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP), and follow general housekeeping guidelines and rules for Food Safety Regulations. Keep area updated with 5S

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (preferably Industrial Engineering) or related field with advanced training and experience in Lean Manufacturing / CI (Lean/ Six Sigma Certification).  Experience at CPG preferred.
5 + years track record across a range of Engineering or Manufacturing disciplines preferably in the beverage/food business or CPG companies including time in both a front-line and management role
Solid, demonstrated experience in implementing world class tools and lean manufacturing technics and managing plant wide change initiatives.
\"Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
Proven leadership skills particularly creating possibilities & change management, consistently delivering great performance and managing people for success.
Must have exceptional influencing skills and be proficient in presentation and training skills.  Demonstrated leadership and role modeling in breakthrough performance coaching to build higher performing teams.
Excellent organization skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities, prioritizes effectively, & manages time.
Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative).
Demonstrated passion for solving problems and manufacturing and operational excellence.
Successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual, able to achieve high impact in an unstructured environment.
 
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