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Sr. Mgr., Plant Operational Excellence Job in Willard, Ohio US

Sr. Mgr., Plant Operational Excellence

Campbell Soup Company - Willard, OH

Posted: 8/12/2022 - Expires: 11/10/2022

Job ID: 245697479


Job Description

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General summary:

The Senior Manager, Plant Operational Excellence is accountable for implementing Operational Excellence as a way of working within the plant. The implementation of Operational Excellence includes the Operating System, Management Infrastructure and Mindsets, Behaviors & Capabilities supported by Industry 4.0. Activities include leading cross functional Opex teams, leading Opex workstreams, driving daily issue resolution and leading Chronic Improvement teams (for systemic opportunities) to drive performance improvements across all key metrics across the site scorecard. This is a critical role with oversight for the implementation of world-class operational excellence strategies to optimize supply chain improvements and improve the cost of product sold. This role requires close collaboration with key Supply Chain functions such as Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Quality, Finance, Human Resources, and Logistics. This position will have exposure to and will interface with Plant Managers, Operations Managers and will influence site direction.

Primary Responsibilities:

OPEX Teams:Lead & coach site OPEX teams to drive improvements across the Balance Scorecard. Lead Kaizen events to drive improvements and reduce losses. Support the deployment of all WCM pillars within the site.
Conduct diagnostics on the Operating System (OS), Management Infrastructure (MI), Mindset, Behaviors & Capabilities (MBC) and Industry 4.0 for identified systems / lines through data analysis, floor observations, process monitoring and employee interviews. Coach OPEX team to develop tactical implementation plans (TIPs) to drive system improvements across identified Workstreams. Ensure tactical implementation plan are adhered to and regular stakeholder check ins occur in throughout the process to ensure program sustainability and track progress.
Capability Building:Work with the site leadership team to plan and build the appropriate OPEX capability. Leverage pull forward strategy prior to OPEX team execution to ensure subsequent waves of OPEX teams have the appropriate skills & capabilities for further deployment. Execute OPEX capability training sessions for the site leadership team, front line leadership team and frontline employees. Will be the site's lead trainer for all continuous improvement tools.
Cost Management:Ensure improvements identified in OPEX team charters are rolled into the plant enabler program to capture enabler savings. Track OPEX team performance to ensure improvements are sustained and long term countermeasures are tracked and implemented. Will execute Zero Loss analysis to identify loss opportunities and build the enabler pipeline.
Leadership:Ability to coach, work collaboratively and successfully influence stakeholders. Ability to effect change throughout an organization by leading through others. Demonstrated program management skills with ability to deliver results across multi-site manufacturing operations. Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal skills, integrity and trust and the ability to motivate. Strong analytical skills and business acumen. Ability to successfully work in a cross functional environment.

Complexity & Scope:

This position is responsible for deploying the Campbell's Operational Excellence strategy and approach to drive the Supply Chain performance to world class levels. The role requires an Operational Excellence practitioner who can provide direction in the development and implementation of tactical objectives to drive improvements across the plant.

This is the "internal organizational expert" level, and is recognized as an expert and advisor within the organization. They have in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in their own discipline and broad knowledge of other disciplines within the function. This individual anticipates internal and/or external business challenges and/or regulatory issues, recommends processes, product or service improvements, solves unique and complex problems that has a broad impact on the business and contributes to the development of functional strategy. They operate with broad latitude in a complex environment and lead and contribute to the development of company plant objectives and principles to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. They may direct the activities of others.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree required, preferred in Science or Engineering concentration
Length of Experience: 12+ years of cross-functional manufacturing experience with a strong understanding of OPEX, Lean, Six Sigma and TPM.
Preferred Certifications: Continuous Improvement certifications such as Lean or Lean Six Sigma
Other: Experience with leading / executing the elements Operational Excellence and organizational learning and development in a manufacturing environment.
Working knowledge in concepts of Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing and Asset Care & Reliability.
Knowledge and previous experience in improving organizational capability through learning and development programs, and/or High-Performance Work Systems.
Excellent leadership skills, compelling communication skills, and the ability to inspire, engage and motivate.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands: Minimal physical effort. Prolonged sitting is required (in meetings, at computer, etc.)
Conditions of Work: Frequent deadline pressures, managing conflicting priorities and frequent interruptions are common. Required to work with sensitive or confidential information.
Environmental Concerns: Work is conducted in an office environment and manufacturing environments; travel by car or plane is necessary to attend external meetings. Potential for noise or light intrusion. Ongoing computer use.
Sensory Requirements: Visual attention to computer for extended periods of time. Visual and auditory focus, ongoing peer interaction, working in an open office space and speaking in public is common.
Mobility: Travel expectation is low to medium


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Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
No school grade completed
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