Regional Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Number 18007588
Company Nestle Waters North America
Location Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestl? Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people ? enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.
Nestl? Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestl?. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions ? all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.
Choose a career in Technical & Production and you'll be part of our logistics backbone ? and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of Nestl? Waters offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our factories spread across the nation. What you do will be fulfilling, impactful and meaningful ? not least is you'll be helping to deliver healthy hydration to millions of thirsty customers. We'll make sure you have the strong leadership and clear direction you need to feel motivated and passionate about accomplishing great things. While you take a pride in delivering an excellent performance, you'll see your contributions are recognized and rewarded with an outstanding level of support, training and benefits ? everything you need to grow and thrive in your career.
We currently have an opening for Regional Continuous Improvement Manager to be based in our Breinigsville, PA location and report to the Vice President of Regional T&P. This role will cover 2 additional Allentown facilities and serves as the center of expertise for dissemination, guidance and implementation of Nestl? Continuous Excellence (NCE) methodologies, with the purpose of the identification, analysis and elimination of losses:
Lead the development and roll out of the TPM and FI strategy aligned with the Business priorities for the Region;
Be the main point of contact for the various NCE components which include compliance, goal alignment and problem solving;
Partner with Regional Vice President, Plant Manager and plant leadership team around NCE initiatives and ensure communication across all levels;
Interface with HR to assess culture change and progress around leadership development initiatives and employee engagement
Provide training and coaching to the factory leaders, project leaders and other as needed on the NCE methodologies
Assess and report status and results of DMAIC projects to relevant managers and stakeholders
Responsible for deploying and managing Industrial Performance activities: Capacity management and performance metrics
Key qualifications include:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or relevant field
Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt certified with DMAIC knowledge
3+ years leading Six Sigma/DMAIC project and coaching others on DMAIC
5+ years strong practical experience with TPM implementation
Experience in a food or beverage manufacturing environment desired
Strong grasp of the business with highly developed analysis, influencing , and change management skills
Willingness to embrace the Nestle One Model, Leadership Management and Leadership Principles
Experience in leading large teams with success
Ability to develop and build strategies and also deploy concepts successfully
Ability to work cross-functionally and with senior leadership with strong influencing, listening and communication skills
Planning, organizing and analytical skills, including developed project management skills
Strong PC skills, including the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Minitab and DMAIC & Statistical related tools
Nestl? Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company. Our brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestl? Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier, Acqua Panna. We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship ? most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package ? something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestl? Waters?
The Nestl? Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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