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As a leader in the science of nutrition, Nestlé Health Science believes in empowering healthier lives for patients and consumers through a rich product portfolio featuring top brands such as Garden of Life®, Nature’s Bounty®, Vital Proteins®, Nuun®, Persona Nutrition®, BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, and more, as well as through Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to prevent, manage and treat food, GI and metabolic-related diseases.


Our team members are challenged to make a genuine impact and play an integral role in driving the business forward. We embrace a dynamic culture that always puts the consumer first, and where ownership, accountability and agility are celebrated at every level. To help our people thrive, we offer expansive career growth potential, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a range of best-in-class benefits.


We have more than 11,000 employees around the world, and products available in over 140 countries.


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The Factory Sr Manager Manufacturing Excellence is responsible for the development, alignment, and execution of a factory wide performance improvement strategy. The role acts as the center of expertise and single point of contact for Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE) in the factory. This role is accountable for NCE Implementation Strategy, FI Pillar activities, and Industrial Engineering responsibilities within the factory.


Develop, align, cascade and execute the Factory Performance Improvement Strategy:
1. Co-develop Factory improvement strategy that considers: 
  - Business priorities
  - Loss Analysis / External Benchmarks
  - 3 years planned progression of KPI's, People and work place transformation (Factory Vision).
2. Gain alignment from the FLT / Key Stakeholders (VPoM) around the 3 years plan and cascade across all factory levels (communication strategy).
3. Partner with Factory Leadership Team and Local Leadership Teams to translate the factory improvement strategy into Execution Plans to deliver the expected results that include: 
    - NCE rollout plans
    - Other factory key enablers (Digital, CAPEX,..etc)
    - Key improvement projects
    - Key competency building activities
    - External support requirements
4. Support the execution of the improvement plan by:
    - Ensures proper governance / routines at FLT/LLT levels to track execution progression and improvement sustainability
    - Spend time on shop floor to evaluate maturity progression and identify key opportunities.
    - Provide guidance and feedback to FLT/LLT and align on corrective actions to adjust execution plans
Develop Critical Competence within Key Members of Factory
- Develop Factory Leadership Team / Pillar Owners ability to identify opportunities to transform workplace, people, and behaviors to deliver results through GEMBA visits
- Partner with HR / Training & Learning Pillar to establish and evaluate robustness of function/pillar capability plan 
- Train and coach Factory Leadership Team / Pillar Owners on needed system competences based on development needs and escalate for external support as needed
Leads NCE Implementation Strategy; Accountable for FI pillar and Industrial Performance related activities 
Leads Factory Leadership Team and Local Leadership Teams in building long term NCE Rollout Plan
Assist Factory in establishing the right organization (people and structure - Committees, Pillars, WGs, etc.) to support NCE rollout plan 
Evaluates maturity of key systems and provides feedback to functional / pillar leads
Lead FI Pillar, which includes development competence building and health of FI systems and routines (Problem solving, Project & Stakeholder Management, Loss Intelligence, etc.) 
Responsible for development, competence building, and health of Industrial Performance systems & routines, including: Labor utilization studies, data reliability, SAP BOM/Master Data, Planning Rate Reviews, Asset Intensity systems (NSAM), St 21-908, Capacity Utilization, etc.)



  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) required, strongly preferred in a scientific or engineering field. 



  • 3 - 5 Years Minimum, Preferred 5 Years, of direct production/maintenance floor experience
  • 3 - 5 Years’ Experience working with factory management/leadership team
  • 3 - 5 Years’ experience of project management, loss intelligence, and advanced problem solving
  • 3 - 5 Years Minimum, 5 Years + Preferred, in Goal Alignment, TPM, Lean implementation



  • Strong leadership in cultural change management & managing multiple complex priorities and business connections
  • Experience in developing Line labor standards, Budget preparation/review, and line capability/speed studies
  • Success in Leading & Developing cross functional teams
  • Advanced knowledge of NCE (TPM, GA, FI, LVS)
  • Advanced Problem Solving capabilities (Green Belt Preferred)
  • Strong analytical skills (Capacity Analysis, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of Change Management
  • Strong competence on Continuous Improvement Guide (CIG) and the Organization Structure (OS) framework for Manufacturing 
  • Strong competence of key Standards (St. 21-908, etc.)
  • Project Management competence
  • Understanding of Basic Finance & Value Creation
  • Knowledge of key data systems (SAP, NSAM, etc.)





The approximate pay range for this position is $135,000 - $155,000 base. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location.


Nestle offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits.  Incentives and/or benefits packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at:

About Us | Nestlé Careers (nestlejobs.com)


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Senior Manager - Manufacturing Excellence
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