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Factory Performance & Reliability / Continuous Improvement Leader

Company: Colgate
Location: Topeka
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet - and Science Diet -. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill's Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness. Job Title: - Factory Performance & Reliability / Continuous Improvement Leader Travel Required?: - Travel - 25% of time Date: - Aug 18, 2022 Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# -141924 - Topeka, Kansas, United States Factory Performance & Reliability / Continuous Improvement Leader
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions? - If this is how you see your career, Hill's is the place to be!

Hill's Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.

The FP&R Area Leader is responsible for developing and managing continuous improvement initiatives as established by the FP&R guidelines for all systems to improve the plant's quality, productivity, and reliability. This position will also have primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective KPI's, leading process and packaging improvements in the areas of reliability, waste, product quality, safety, and cost per pound. In addition this position will work closely with the CI Manager to track performance and AML (Absolute Material Losses), and make recommendations for optimizing performance and quality.

What you will do

  • Develop and manage the continuous improvement systems as established by FP&R guidelines and standard by conducting regular data driven CI reviews, coordinating cross-functional evaluations of CI projects through ROI, Continuous Improvement Plans (CIP) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and manage CI project timelines to achieve optimization initiatives.
  • Identify training needs for the plant in the areas of process improvement, technical knowledge, problem solving, SOPs, SPI, PPMs, OPLs, etc.
  • Incorporate FP&R, GMPs, Visual Workplace, Lean Manufacturing and reliability engineering in CI planning and systems.
  • Lead the development of process improvements and optimization (throughput, yield, quality, and cost).
  • Assist in achievement of plant KPI's by working with Area and Team Leaders to translate business needs into daily operations and create technical solutions.
  • Establish and maintain effective Key Performance Indicator (KPI) measurement and SPI's for the plant, tracking and reporting tools, and establish corrective action for continuous improvement.
  • Establish, maintain, audit and analyze Shop Floor data structure for accuracy and integrity.
  • Incorporate FP&R, GMPs, Visual Workplace, Lean Manufacturing and reliability engineering in CI planning and systems.
  • Track performance & mass balances, and make recommendations for optimizing performance and quality.
  • Support plant and QA in identifying quality defects and driving resolution internally and with suppliers to improve material quality.
  • Implement specific standardization, simplification and margin improvement projects and integrate external CI Best Practices.
  • Responsible for managing capital expenditure budgets and delivering continuous improvement projects that reduce manufacturing variances.
  • Responsible for coordinating an annual FP&R self assessment and conducting regular check-ins with Standard Owners to ensure the FP&R program is advancing.
  • Responsible for keeping the site Communication Plan up to date to ensure information is shared at all levels of the site.
  • Responsible for coordinating the site Formal Line Reviews to ensure plant is progressing on KPI's
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree BS in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, Agricultural), Food Science or a related engineering, scientific or leadership field.
    • At least 5 years Minimum of 5 years work experience in a manufacturing, production or operation environment.
    • At least 2 years Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience leveraging FP&R principles and Lean Six Sigma processes.
    • At least 2 years Minimum of 2 years' experience in Plant Wide Systems by working with FP&R Guidelines, lean manufacturing, Continuous Improvement Plans, and establishing Key Performance Indicators' and SPI's Preferred Qualifications
      • Food Related Production Experience
      • Technical proficiency including: Experience using ROI, Continuous Improvement Tools or FMEA tools Training others Conflict resolution Presentation skills Understanding of financial measures SAP Standards, weights and measure requirements AIB, FDA, USDA and other regulatory agency design requirements Proficient in Statistical Process Control, CPk and Continuous Improvement Methodologies
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Prepare and present business and technical summaries
      • Teamwork orientation with excellent interpersonal and team skills
      • Demonstrated performance of attention to detail, follow-up, and analytical decision making
      • Ability to multitask and prioritize duties
      • Computer skills including; proficiency in Google Suite Applications (Gmail, Sheets, Data Studio, etc)
      • Works with cross functional teams to implement and maintain CP Best Practices for Factory Performance and Reliability
      • Functions as a resource for trouble shooting/problem solving of business systems, plant floor systems, and controls issues.
      • Prepares engineering estimates, savings analysis, and project justifications for capital projects
      • Proficient knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, and SPC
      • Statistical analysis knowledge and/or experience
      • Must be able to bend, climb, crawl, work in confined spaces, work in hazardous condition spaces, work in extreme weather conditions, use hazardous materials
      • Must be able to work in a standard office environment
        Equal Opportunity Employer
        Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law. Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application. Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets! At Hill's we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. - HILL'S - Prescription Diet - therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S - Science Diet - and HILL'S - Ideal Balance--- wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill's is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries. To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and , or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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