Operations Manager

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Nestle Waters North America
    January 20, 2021
    Hollis, ME
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    Report to the Plant Manager and
    serve as a key member of the leadership team in a large bottling and
    distribution facility
    Partner cross functionally with
    Planning, Quality, Container Manufacturing, Maintenance and the Warehouse
    to maximize efficiencies and output of high-quality product in a safe
    Lead the execution of cultural
    changes and activities needed to support Nestle Continuous Excellence
    (NCE) and the pursuit of TPM
    Coach, mentor and develop
    leaders and assess and create plans to grow the skills and
    competencies of frontline employees to meet current and future
    business requirements
    Ensure that planned efficiency
    and production numbers are attained or exceeded to ensure customer demand
    can be fulfilled on time
    Monitor and track planned DH
    (downtime) hours and partner with Quality and Maintenance to minimize DH
    yet maximize the strategic use of DH
    Ensure the first pass quality
    goals and preventative maintenance of lines is completed to standard
    Ensure complete compliance to
    prescribed Safety, Quality and HR policies, including GMPs, FSMS
    Facilitate the use of continuous
    improvement methodologies and projects to improve and streamline
    production processes
    Participate in projects
    including workforce planning, budgeting, new product launches, equipment
    installs or upgrades
    Participate in audit activities
    and ongoing efforts to ensure compliance to internal and external
    standards, including ISO/NQMS/NESTEC
    Provide periodic weekend
    coverage as a member of the leadership team in the facility

    Key qualifications include:
    Bachelor’s degree in related field; masters preferred

    Ten or more years of production experience within manufacturing with five or more years of experience in a team leadership capacity

    Prior experience in the consumer products industry or food and beverage with familiarity with quality and hygiene regulation desired

    Knowledge and exposure to TPM, Six Sigma, and various problem solving methodologies

    Solid understanding of production processes, preventative maintenance and budget management

    Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, business management software (SAP preferred) and production monitoring systems (EIT preferred)

    Demonstrated track record of leading, training, motivating, coaching and developing individuals and teams in a manner consistent with our culture

    Excellent relationship building skills with the ability to partner internally and externally to achieve results

    Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives on tight deadlines and delegate accordingly

    Effective communication skills with the ability to influence change and encourage action

    Solid problem-solving abilities with the ability to coach and mentor others in this capacity

    Ability and willingness to respond to after-hours calls for critical issues and provide weekend coverage a few times/year.

    Ability to travel within the U.S. or Canada occasionally (~10%) for meetings

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