Continuous Improvement Specialist
Posted on: June 14, 2022
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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.
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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
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.
- Drive Continuous Improvement & Productivity Savings
- 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
- Utilize Nestle Continuous Excellence tools and methodologies
(Goal Alignment, GSTD, DMAIC, Loss Tree
- Analysis, IPA, etc.) to drive sustainable operational
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Change agent
- Ability to build trust and interact with all levels of the
- Strong project management skills
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Communication skills (verbal and written)
- Working knowledge of TPM, Lean, and Six Sigma strongly
- Proficiency in areas of general business administration:
organizational design and communications, economics, finance,
- Negotiation skills, training skills
- Computer literate (including mastery of all Microsoft Office
It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive
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
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