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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: Nestl--
Location: Jonesboro
Posted on: June 14, 2022

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, but also about enriching you.
This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.
Position Summary
The Manufacturing Excellence Specialist will be responsible for driving operational improvement projects as well as working on cross-functional teams to commercialize innovative products in the factory.
Continuous improvement efforts will focus on making sustainable gains in reliability, quality, safety, cost, and delivery. Methods for achieving and sustaining improvements will be based Nestle Continuous Excellence, TPM, and LEAN fundamentals. The team member will need to collaborate closely with division, factory, and other internal partners to achieve the project objectives aligned with the business needs. The team member will be responsible to carry out assignments of a broad nature while exercising considerable judgment and creativity. The team member needs to be able to carry out appropriate financial analysis to validate/support proposals and gain support of key stakeholders. All other duties as defined by Nestle management.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive Continuous Improvement & Productivity Savings Projects
  • Responsible for identifying, chartering, and leading significant improvement initiatives - delivering the project results on time.
  • Provide project updates to the factory leadership team and project stakeholders highlighting the current status, adherence to the project time plan, work accomplished, quick wins, points of escalation, elements of risk and the associated mitigation plans.
  • Utilize Nestle Continuous Excellence tools and methodologies (Goal Alignment, GSTD, DMAIC, Loss Tree
  • Analysis, IPA, etc.) to drive sustainable operational improvements.
  • Analyze given data and operating conditions; implement changes and follow-up on results by involving key responsible people (i.e. sponsor, process owner, operator).
  • Determine means to reduce material usages, material losses and rework, and to achieve energy savings.
  • Carry out follow-up programs to maintain the achieved savings, to complete additional training, to detect further savings opportunities, as well as ensure the overall continuity of the project.
  • Determine the optimum machine speed, production cycles and line crewing that are required for master scheduling, as well as for short term planning and control.
  • Work collaboratively with product development, marketing, supply chain, finance, and operations to bring new products to market and meet the defined project objectives.
    REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
    Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering or Business
    EXPERIENCE:
    • Two years of experience in food manufacturing preferred
    • Six Sigma or Lean background with examples of application and results preferred (preferable skill set at the level of a Green or Black Belt)
      REQUIRED SKILLS:
      • Change agent
      • Ability to build trust and interact with all levels of the organization
      • Strong project management skills
      • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
      • Communication skills (verbal and written)
      • Working knowledge of TPM, Lean, and Six Sigma strongly preferred
      • Proficiency in areas of general business administration: organizational design and communications, economics, finance, etc.
      • Negotiation skills, training skills
      • Computer literate (including mastery of all Microsoft Office Suite)
        Requisition ID
        167941
        It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.
        To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl--. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl-- seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl-- home.
        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, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.
        This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.
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