Manufacturing Excellence Manager

Supply Chain/Logistics
Employment Type:
Full Time
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Purpose of Role:
- Problem Solving
- Provide thought leadership in developing practical solutions to complex analytical problems.

- Execution of strategic initiatives to deliver growth site wide.

- Culture Change
- Key member of the site's steering committee and serve as coach to embed sustainable CI culture.

- Ensure best practices align and support Relay ambition across all maturing, brewing, packaging and warehouse operations.

- Best Practices
- Work directly with the different departments (plant floor and management) to execute improvements and deploy best practices/standards.

- Be a driving force behind strategic, operational and organizational initiatives.

- Provide insight through analytics and drive CI implementation efforts.

- Leadership of site's manufacturing excellence program including 5S, Set Up Time Reduction, Autonomous Maintenance, Focused Improvement, and Asset Care.

- Responsible for improved performance - efficiency and OEE

- Standardize ways of working - based on best practices, different site inputs and the global standards

- Ensure all our procedures/ways of working are properly documented, up-to-date and accessible to all users.

- Build Capabilities:
- Improve capability of the Operator and Team Leader (Supervisor) by defining a standardized up-skilling program.

- Provide technical support and be the subject matter expert in all aspects of Manufacturing Excellence (CI).

Key Outputs:
- Support and model behaviors to deliver Zero Harm. 

- Collaborate with operational partners to deliver against KPI objectives.

- Drive reduction in targeted waste streams.

- Support, coach and track root cause problem solving to permanently address issues.

- Using lean techniques, optimize safety, quality, production, and cost objectives through employee involvement and team approach to problem solving.

- Direct the planning and implementation of key initiatives to improve all operations.

- Regular meetings with the teams to drive performance improvement and increased levels of engagement.

- Remain abreast of industry changes and new technology, equipment, systems etc. as they relate to improving the key operations.

- Link with planning to develop clear guidelines for effective planning of operations.

- Benchmark and measure our performance against world class.

- Monitor a balanced scorecard of KPIs e.g. OEE, Schedule adherence etc. Goal being, to move site performance to world class. 

- Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field with advanced training and experience in Lean Manufacturing / CI (Lean/ Six Sigma Certification/ 5-S. 

- 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 techniques and managing plant wide change initiatives.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Proven leadership skills particularly in, 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.  Ability to influence without direct control of resources.

- Demonstrated leadership and role modeling in breakthrough performance coaching to build high performing teams.

- Excellent organization skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities.

- Superior problem solving and analytical skills (quantitative and qualitative).

- Demonstrated passion for solving problems and manufacturing and operational excellence.

- Successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to achieve high impact within Diageo NA.

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