Packaging Leader

WhiteWave Foods, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT (30+ days ago)3.8

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O’Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

Ensure the Safety of our People and our products
Owns and leads Autonomous Maintenance work processes and step execution. Must develop personal mastery of AM through execution of Learn-Do-Teach. Checks standards adherence to 5S and Clean, Inspect, Lube execution daily.
Creates equipment ownership concept in their area and coaches/develops Equipment Owners on the floor to enable them to achieve individual goals.
Owns the budget and delivers year over year improvement for their lines
Support supply chain loss analysis/elimination. Solve process instability problems. Coach necessity and use of Problem Solving tools
Drive cultural change by leading the organization engagement surveys results
Identify Skill gaps in organization - address using task based training approach
Execute or coach use of start-up management tools for new initiatives.
Coach use of Standard Work to eliminate NVA work, coach link to effort reduction
Creates, develops, and executes strategic plans to hit plant goals and objectives set by business unit manager. Develop and executes loss analysis, glide path and 90 day improvement plans for the line(s). Prioritizes top losses for the year and creates action plan to deliver. Creates visual Plan-Do-Check-Act Board for their area to visualize plan and performance.
Create Equipment & System ownership processes
The Line Leader is responsible for system ownership of Daily Direction Setting (DDS), Clean-Inspect-Lubricate (CIL) in support of Danone North America Operational Excellence pillars (AM and Leadership)
DDS-Sets direction for daily action planning to ensure success in the areas of safety, quality, and performance. Owner of DDS process for area. Develops daily plan for the day, focusing on stops reduction, loss elimination and operator coaching.
CIL-Execute and coach Clean-Inspect-Lubricate process as part of AM process to support basic conditions of equipment.
Utilizes principles of continuous improvement (Lean) and TPM to drive production line improvement.
Implements and follows all safety procedures as stated in MOS, GMP, safety standards, and code of ethics. Owns Safety Incident Elimination System for their area and coaches implementation. Review incident investigations and ensure the actions to prevent reoccurrence
Maintains a safe and clean working environment for all employees and visitors. Ensures all safety rules, plant rules, GMP, and code of ethics are followed by employees, supervisors, customers, and visitors at all times.
Trains, disciplines (with advice from HR), and gives timely performance appraisals to current leads and employees on aseptic and/or ESL and/or Packaging production teams. When needed, documents notable items of associates, both positive and negative, and places in personnel file.
Conducts regularly scheduled team meetings including pre-shift meetings, and tailgate meetings.
Able to back-up or represent the production manager and operations manager as required.
Will be a member and valued contributor to one of Danone North America Operational Excellence Pillars
Champion the deployment of business systems
Lead / facilitate / participate in continuous improvement events
Other duties as assigned.

DanonWave offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

DanoneWave is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other unlawful criterion in accordance with applicable law. DanoneWave will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with all legal requirements.