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Company: Nestle
Location: Jonesboro
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestl is the place for you. Nestl USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestl's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career, and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, it's about enriching you.

Main Purpose of Job: The Factory ME Specialist actively supports the implementation of the LLT improvement strategy. The role acts as the center of expertise for FI and Industrial Performance. This role is a member of the FI Pillar and Local Leadership Team.

Key Outputs: List the main results which the job must deliver in order to achieve its purpose.

Supports definition, alignment and implementation of the Local Leadership Team Execution Plan:

1- Co-develop Local Leadership improvement strategy that considers:

- Factory OMP

- Loss Analysis / External Benchmarks

2- Gain alignment from the LLT / Key Stakeholders around the Execution Plan and supports cascade across the Business Unit (Production Department communication strategy).

3- Partner with Local Leadership Team to define their Execution Plans to deliver the expected results that include:

- NCE rollout plans

- Other factory key enablers (Digital, CAPEX,..etc)

- Key improvement projects

- Key competency building activities

- External support requirements

4- Support the execution of the improvement plan by:

- Ensures proper governance / routines at LLT levels to track execution progression and improvement sustainability

- Spend time on shop floor to evaluate maturity progression and identify key opportunities.

- Provide guidance and feedback to LLT and align on corrective actions to adjust execution plans

Measurements / Performance Indicators

1) Production TPM implementation Plan Progression

2) LLT WOR scorecard measures

- Develop Critical Competence within Key Members of Local Leadership Team

- Develop Local Leadership Team (including Functional reps / AWG System Owners) ability to identify opportunities to transform workplace, people, and behaviors to deliver results through GEMBA visits

- Partner with HR / Training & Learning Pillar rep to the LLT to establish and evaluate robustness of function/pillar capability plan

- Train and coach Local Leadership Team / AWG system Owners on needed system competences based on development needs and escalate for external support as needed

1) Factory Maturity Progression

2) Competency Gap Closure of FLT & LLT

Accountable for FI pillar and Industrial Performance related activities within the Local Leadership Team

Leads Local Leadership Teams in building long term NCE Rollout Plan

Evaluates maturity of key systems and provides feedabck to functional / pillar leads

Member of FI Pillar, which inlcudes development competence building and health of FI systems and routines (Problem solving, Project & Stakeholder Management, Loss Intelligence, etc.) Responsible for development, competence building, and health of Industrial Performance systems & routines, including: Labor utilization studies, data reliability, SAP BOM/Master Data, Planning Rate Reviews, Asset Intensity systems (NSAM), St 21-908, Capacity Utilization, etc.)"

1) Effective Governance of all NCE activities at FLT and LLT levels

2) Adherence to Rollout plan (TPM, KSR, etc.)

3) Delivery of Focused Improvement projects (On Time and In Full)

4) Compliance to applicable IP systems & routines

Key Relationships Internal to Nestl Group: (shared / conflicting interests)

VP of Manufacturing, Market TPM Manager, Market FI/PAT Manager, Market Lean Manager, Factory Manager, other relevant Function Heads in Market. Factory Leadership Team members, all Pillar Leaders in the Factory, and all Market Pillar leaders.

Key Relationships External to Nestl Group (shared / conflicting interests) :Suppliers, Packaging material vendors and Customers

Key Experiences:

+ 1-3 years of experience in Manufacturing.

+ 1-3 years working with Factory Management & Leadership team, with success in supporting & developing cross functional teams.

+ 1-3 years with an active role on the implementation of Goal Alignment/TPM/Lean.

+ Understanding of cultural change management, process improvement and business connections.

+ Experience working with Line labor standards, Budget preparation/review, and line capability/speed studies

+ 1-3 years working & developing improvement projects, loss analysis, & strong experience in leading /applying problem solving tools.

Results Focus

+ Shows a drive to achieve ambitious Factory & Local Leadership Team performance objectives

+ Plans and prioritizes work effectively

+ Takes every opportunity to apply continuous improvement tools and develop others to deliver personal & team objectives

+ Takes ownership and accountability for exceeding expected results (what and how)

Proactive Cooperation

* Gains the trust of and actively supports and challenges his/her Local Leadership Team

* Is prepared to make compromises to achieve the group objectives

* Is interested in and listens attentively to the ideas of others

* Works through disagreements without damaging relationships


* Tackles new problems in a timely manner; anticipates future problems and works to minimize or prevent them

* Is open minded towards new ways of working and uses different & more effective ways of driving continuous improvement; constructively challenges the "why" and asks "why not"

Practice What You Preach

* Takes responsibility for own actions and consequences

* Shows consistency in words and actions; Interacts with others with integrity and honesty

* Admits mistakes proactively

Understand the Business Environment

* Understands individual, Local, & Factory Leadership Team goals and how they support business objectives

* Takes action based on understanding of customer and consumer needs

* Actively questions to clarify assignments and understand business context in order to make appropriate decisions

Know Yourself

* Actively seeks and accepts feedback from others

* Learns from successes and mistakes

* Has high personal self-awareness and creates & executes personal development plan

Knowledge: Nestl Corporate / Functional / Market / Business / Organizational

What specific organizational information should the incumbent have to be effective in their role? "

+ 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 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


EOE M/F/D/V Nestle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment. All candidates must apply online at

Keywords: Nestle, Jonesboro , Manufacturing, Other , Jonesboro, Arkansas

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