NESTLE PURINA PETCARE COMPANY Continuous Improvement Project Leader (Manufacturing Excellence Specialist) in Saint Louis, Missouri

Continuous Improvement Project Leader (Manufacturing Excellence Specialist)Job DescriptionAs the Manufacturing Excellence Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the analysis of market-level losses (in terms of dollars or against key performance indicators) and facilitating the project prioritization and selection process at the market level through and executing market-level and factory improvement projects using DMAIC (6 Sigma) and SMED methodologies. You will also support the deployment of Manufacturing Excellence activities across Product Supply factories including industrial engineering functions, capacity management, standards oversight, and other miscellaneous projects etc. As the Manufacturing Excellence Specialist, you are a member of the market Focused Improvement pillar and have strong links to Nestle Continued Excellence, including ad-hoc coaching and assessment support for factory Focus Improvement (FI) pillars.We planted our roots in St. Louis home back in 1894. Since then, we've expanded our manufacturing to 21 facilities across the United States and St. Louis has grown into what some would call a "hidden gem". This "big city with a small-town feel" has everything you need and more- a rich culture with world-class schools and healthcare, an affordable cost of living and a neighborhoods for every lifestyle. Hours from other major metro's or minutes from a bustling downtown, serene parks and outdoors-join us in calling St. Louis home.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESSupports deployment of Operations Performance and Focused Improvement activities across all Product Supply factories:Corporate Manufacturing Measures StandardsTraining and establishing Reliability Performance Indicators in Product Supply factoriesCapacity ManagementStoppage Analysis ModuleImprovement project supportFI Pillar methodology training, coaching and assessingProviding analytical support for the market-level loss analysis and project prioritization / selection process:Performing in-depth analysis of key losses from the market Operational Master Plan.Use of the LTA and IPA methodologies to identify market-level projects, prioritize them and assign them to resources.Assist market in executing process for market-level DMAIC project management in Nestle Purina PetCare including cross-departmental prioritization, follow-up and replication of results.Responsible for leading the execution of market-level DMAIC, or SMED or other projects with a significant business impact:Executing at least 2 Green Belt-level projects each annually (minimum $500k or equivalent business results per year).Supplement the Market FI Pillar in providing coaching support at factories for White Belt and Go-See-Think-Do level problem solving.Provide ad-hoc support for priority improvement needs at factories lacking in-house problem solving capability.Perform all other duties as assigned.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):Education: Bachelor's Degree requiredExperience: 1 years' of experience with project work in a manufacturing environmentMust be able to travel 75-80% of the timePreferred:Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, Kaizen, or TPM experience1 years of experience managing Continuous Improvement Projects in a manufacturing environment preferredTo our veterans and separated service members-you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission-you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl Purina home.Job: Continuous Improvement Project Leader (Manufacturing Excellence Specialist)Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO USOther Location:Career Area: ProfessionalNestle Purina PetCare CompanyVEVRAA Federal ContractorEqual Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity