Director of Six Sigma Continuous Improvement
Mondelez International - Parsippany, NJ

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Mondelēz International is a whole new company that has been reimagined with a single focus in mind: create delicious moments of joy by sharing the world’s favorite brands. Launched on Oct. 1, 2012, and employing around 100,000 people around the world, Mondelēz International comprises the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc.

While Mondelēz International is new, our brands are as diverse and rich with heritage as the 170 countries in which our products are marketed. As the world’s pre-eminent maker of snacks, Mondelēz International has leading shares in every category and every region of the world in which it competes. The company holds the No. 1 position globally in Biscuits, Chocolate, Candy and Powdered Beverages as well as the No. 2 position in Gum and Coffee.

Mondelēz International’s portfolio includes several billion-dollar brands such as Nabisco, Oreo and LU biscuits, Cadbury and Milka chocolate, Jacobs coffee, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gums. Mondelēz International has annual revenue of approximately $36 billion and operations in more than 80 countries.

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The Director of Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM), plans, coordinates, organizes and supports the execution of all activities for TPM implementation within the designated Region.

In line with the Mondelēz Integrated Lean Six Sigma strategy, the TPM Director is expected to provide leadership, coaching and expertise needed to deliver the zero loss and 100% engagement journey for Mondelēz International.

This position requires an experienced TPM deployment leader and practitioner that can help a complex high-growth global organization define, refine and execute a Regional TPM master plan in support of a sustainable top tier Supply Chain.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for coaching plants in the Region while collaborating with other sites and peers on global level.

Responsibilities include coaching at various senior levels to develop capability within the Supply Chain TPM Pillars as defined within the Mondelēz Integrated Lean Six Sigma framework. Given Mondelēz is early in its TPM journey, this role requires exceptional capabilities in Pillar development for Autonomous Maintenance (AM) and Productive Maintenance (PM) Pillars. Development and integration with other Global Pillars such as the leadership, education and training, and focused improvement will be critical. In addition to facilitating phase 1 - 4 execution, the TPM Regional Director will build plant pillar coaching capabilities to make plants self-sufficient in coaching TPM for future wave deployment. An overarching responsibility will be to ensure all TPM efforts are properly focused to address the specified Compelling Business Need (CBN) across the supply chain.

The Regional TPM Lead:
  • Works across the supply chain and at all levels to help increase TPM capabilities in line with the specified CBN
  • Coordinates regional and global TPM activities to include external visits, consultant support and phase audits
  • Supports Plants, Plant Managers and Functional Leaders in developing, coordinating and evaluating effective TPM master plans
  • Facilitates the integration of all Supply Chain Pillars with an initial focus on AM, PM and DMAIC(FI)
  • Coaches Pillar Leaders to build needed capability including self-sustaining Pillar coaching
  • Organizes and facilitates progress evaluations and formal phase audits against execution of the TPM master plan
  • Participates in all TPM steering committee meetings
  • Coordinates the activity of CI Director direct report
  • Is an active member in a global collaborative network of Regional Peers
  • Places as highest priority the Safety of people and product
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and facilitate change across an organization
  • Strong working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma with application of DMAIC and Lean concepts
  • Extensive software capability including Excel, Word, Minitab (or other statistical software) and MS Project
  • Exceptional coaching, communication, interpersonal & leadership skills
Good command of English both oral and written

Organizational Transformation
Educate regional ISC VP and other functional leaders in the value of TPM. Interact directly with the region CID (reporting to him) to develop a strategy for TPM tailored to the individual region needs. Be viewed as the technical expert and educator by those customers enabling the processes and rapid replication of best practices. Develop the strategy for replication and sustainability within each region. Develop the overall metrics (KPI’s) consistent across all regions. Regional Relationships (INTERNAL / EXTERNAL)
Ability to deliver results through influence. Navigate and delivering strategic, enterprise-wide initiatives across a complex, diversified regional organization. Have a commercial mind-set, as is an understanding of how the broader commercial and operational business functions work together. Translate business strategy into an operational plan, as well as partnering with key business leaders across the organization. Have a greater understanding into cultural differences along with evolving and evolved business conditions and leadership styles.

Complexity: Geography covering designated Region with multiple Business Units and Multiple Countries within some BU’s. Growing markets create an environment where proactive assessment and decision making are critical to success. The incumbent will be the Regional lead for implementing the TPM strategy across all of Mondelez. Must be able to work in an environment where language can be a barrier and have an understanding and ability to read body language.

Ability to travel Regional /global 80%

Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Engineering or Supply Chain Advanced Degree (MS / ME or MBA) preferred In depth expertise in TPM implementation including development, deployment and assessment of AM, PM and Focused Improvement (FI) pillars Lean 6 Sigma experience and understanding Certified Black Belt or Master Black Belt highly desired
Ability to travel extensively – 80%

Leadership skills to deliver TPM across all Mondelēz business regions as well as develop regional mastery of TPM Places as highest priority the Safety of people and product Strong ability to lead and drive cultural change, relationship management Analytical skills Communication and presentation skills Interpersonal and business savvy Influencing skills to reflect seniority of position and interact at all levels of the organization and is comfortable influencing others without authority. Excellent people management skills with experience working in a matrix organization. Learning Agility Strategic agility, business acumen, process management. Understanding of Process Linkages across the entire supply chain Minimum of 10 years of TPM experience, with proven capability as an AM coach, preferably combined with experience coaching other TPM Supply Chain Pillars especially PM and FI Operational experience in successfully rolling out TPM in a complex organization is a must Hands on production and maintenance experience highly desired Strong working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma to include experience with application of DMAIC and Lean concepts Strong influencing skill, ability to direct the program without formal authority
Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We actively seek to maintain a diverse work force, and Mondelēz International therefore recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or Vietnam veteran status.

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