Corporate CI Manager
Pinnacle Foods Inc. - United States

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In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 10 of the 12 major categories in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® and Vlasic® Farmer's Garden® shelf-stable pickles, Wish-Bone® and Western® salad dressings, Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups, Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Duncan Hines®, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fruit fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Freshlike® frozen vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged frozen meals, Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man® frozen dinners and entrées, Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts, Lender's® frozen and refrigerated bagels, and Celeste® frozen pizza. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® kettle style potato chips, Erin's® popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® snacks in addition to our food service and private label businesses.

This position will support multiple manufacturing operations in the development and implementation of long term strategic plans to involve all operations personnel in the pursuit of a lean manufacturing environment that lowers production costs.

  • Coordinates corporate 6 Sigma Program to reduce cost
  • Performs plant interventions to reduce cost
  • Facilitates kaizen events to eliminate waste
  • Implements cost saving projects utilizing both Lean and 6 Sigma methodologies
  • Implements common corporate CI systems (5S, Standard Work, Daily Mgmt, Leadership LAP, OEE Gap Closure, OAC, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to lead kaizen improvement events.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete cost savings projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams to implement cost savings programs across plants.
  • Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning to identify opportunity areas.
  • Creative problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
  • Microsoft Office skills such as PowerPoint, Project, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes and work with others to identify opportunities via data.
  • Ability to teach/coach CI concepts throughout the plants

  • 80 - 100% travel

  • BS in Engineering; Masters degree preferred

  • 7+ years of lean experience in a complex manufacturing environment.
  • Past experience in leading kaizen workshops in the areas of: 5S, standard work, visual management, daily management, SMED and TPM.
  • 6 Sigma Black Belt or Shainin Red X Journeyman certification required
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred
  • Maintenance/manufacturing/engineering/QA/QS experience preferred

  • Has worked in a lean manufacturing environment.
  • Solid systems understanding and ability to identify improvements needed.
  • Hands on style and solid communication ability.
  • Able to effectively interface within all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age or any other legally protected basis.

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