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.

SCOPE OF POSITION:
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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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.)

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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

TRAVEL:
  • 80 - 100% travel

EDUCATION:
  • BS in Engineering; Masters degree preferred

EXPERIENCE:
  • 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

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:
  • 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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