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Job Title: Continuous Improvement Project Manager
Location: Solon, OH United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/19/2019
Expire Date: 11/19/2019
Job Categories: Engineering, Science, Environmental
Job Description
Continuous Improvement Project Manager
You know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer’s, Nesquik, Toll House, Lean Cuisine, and HÄagen-Dazs, as well as new discoveries like Sweet Earth and Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee. Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day.

Main Purpose of Job:
The Corporate Manufacturing Excellence Project Manager is responsible for leading cross-functional projects to drive manufacturing efficiencies and lowest total delivered cost while building field competence, through utilization of Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE) / Continuous Improvement (CI) tools and methodologies.

Key Outputs:
Enable factories to drive and execute the NCE Implementation Plan to improve and sustain the results by executing projects and coaching NCE practices.
1- Leverage NCE toolkit to execute projects across NUSA sites (headquarters & factories) to drive balanced operational and business improvements.
2- Promote and support factory reapplication of NCE best practices, standards and improvements across category/factories
3- Evaluate the health of systems, tools, and competence building to improve the factory results in a continuous and sustainable manner. Escalate functional support resource needs where applicable
4- Support the Factory ME Manager with adoption and integration of NCE Practices & digital solutions.
Support the Development of Factory Performance Improvement Plans by Partnering with Category NCE Manager on the following:
1- Facilitate the preparation and execution of various NCE improvement activities, including but not limited: to IPA Events, Project Scoping / Line Studies and Consumer & Customer Value Proposition (CCVP), Identify Business Opportunities (IBO), etc.
*Ability to connect factory losses with aplicable/releveant NCE tools & other enablers (Digital, CAPEx, Etc.)
2- Support the Factory ME Manager/Corp. NCE Manager to leverage NCE to support the business needs and deliver the expected results.
3- Support the ongoing development of the Factory improvement plans by:
*Evaluating maturity progression and identifying key opportunities together with the Factory ME Manager.
*Coaching and supporting the development of Factory governance / routines to accelerate sustainable results.

Support the development of Critical Competence of Local Leadership Team by partnering with the Category NCE Manager/Corp. NCE Manager on the following:
1- Build competency in NCE toolkit and core IP skills across all levels of the factory through on-site working sessions. Able to autonomously coach a factory on NCE Foundations (Goal Alignment and Focused Improvement) and has a working knowledge of Advanced NCE tools
*Foundations tools include: Operational Reviews, Operational Master Planning, Measures Cascading, IPA, Loss Intelligence, Basic Problem Solving, etc.
*IP competencies include: Labor utilization studies, data reliability, SAP BOM/Master Data, Planning Rate Reviews, Asset Intensity systems (NSAM), St 21-908, Capacity Utilization, etc.)
Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering or similar

Key Experiences:
*Minimum of 3 years Food Manufacturing experience, preferable acting as Factory ME Specialist
*Practical experience in leading and coaching NCE Practices (GA,TPM,Lean – 1-2 years)
*Minimum of 3 years experience of project management, loss intelligence, & problem solving
*Experience in cultural change management & managing multiple complex priorities with direct and indirect stakeholders
*Experience in developing Line labor standards, Budget preparation/review, and line capability/speed studies
*Minimum of 3 years working with Factory Management & Leadership team, with success in supporting & developing cross functional teams.

Working knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies (TPM, GA, FI, LVS)
*Problem Solving capabilities
*Strong analytical skills
*Basic understanding of Change Management
*Competence on Continuous Improvement Guide (CIG)
*Strong competence of key Standards (St. 21-908, etc.)
*Basic understanding of manufacturing processes
*Project Management competence
*Understanding of Basic Finance & Value Creation
*Knowledge of key data systems (SAP, NSAM, etc.)

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
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Foods people love, brands people trust, and a career that feeds your future. At Nestlé USA, we provide high-quality products that are critical to living well. As individuals and teams, we accept strong leadership, make significant contributions, and support each other’s professional development. Join the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and help us deliver satisfying foods that consumers around the world enjoy throughout every phase of life. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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