The Technology Manager for Sunny Delight provides Technical leadership for Sunny Delight's Atlanta Plant. He / she will be responsible for planning and executing technical initiatives at the site using a combination of internal and external resources and will closely partner with the central engineering resources. The Technology Manager will also provide technical skill development, coaching and leadership to the Atlanta technical and operations teams. They will also be part of the SDBC North America technical team and support other plant and company-wide projects / initiatives as needed.
Key Responsibilities / Essential Functions:
Provide technical leadership and coordination of new product / process initiatives and improvements for the Atlanta plant site, and other sites as needed.
Coach and develop plant Technical team leaders in their technical capabilities, technical systems and leadership skills.
Partner with the AM and PM Pillars to leverage technical expertise, training capability, and project management skills to develop the capability of Technicians at every level in the Atlanta site.
Use expertise and team-oriented approach to own and achieve key plant performance results: Throughput/OEE, maintenance health systems, problem solving systems and capacity utilization.
Support day-to-day results by flowing to the work in addition to the medium and long-term project work.
Own the plant capital system
Support and help drive overall results for the plant: Productivity, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety and workplace excellence.
Operate effectively in a self-directed team-based, Lean, and flat organization without hierarchical barriers.
Demonstrate and model the Sunny Delight company values: Trust, Teamwork, Respect, Leadership, Mastery, Innovation, and Community.
Ability to work indoors or outdoors, ability to travel on company business, and meet all physical requirements for SDBC (with reasonable accommodations if qualified individual with a disability.)
Qualifications / Expectations:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, BSME, BSEE or equivalent technical major or equivalent technical experience is required. MS in Engineering and/or MBA is a plus.
Seven to ten years of experience in a technical leadership role in a manufacturing / process environment.
Project Management skills and experience in implementation of significant projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to provide leadership in a team based environment
Exposure to Lean / Six sigma tools and training and/or experience working in a Lean process environment
Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral, are required.
Excellent analytical skills, ability to troubleshoot and diagnose issues, problem-solving tools and skills are required.
Computer skills required: Internet research skills, Microsoft Office products (Word/Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, MS Project, Access)
Familiarity and capability with other software and computer - based tools desired: ERP systems (i.e. Axapta/MS Dynamics, SAP, J.D. Edwards, etc.), CAD programs, Photo editing programs, Adobe, etc.
Outstanding time management / prioritization, and organization skills required.
Ability and willingness to travel 10 - 30% of the time with potentially higher spikes if involved in a Company wide project.
Exposure to self directed work teams with a high technician to manager ratio.
Strong electrical and instrumentation skills a plus.
Sunny Delight Beverage Co - 18 months ago
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