Full Job Description
Lead the development and implementation of continuous improvement strategies, tools and practices that deliver year-on-year operations improvements. Responsibilities include developing the right tools, practices, systems, and metrics for enterprise operations that result in attaining the company’s improvement objectives and long-term growth strategies. This position will be responsible for overseeing both total company and operations continuous improvement initiatives inclusive of asset reliability and performance. Working cross-functionally with the Operations and Supply Chain internal business partners to establish the right systems, tools and methods that deliver real time feedback and quantifiable metrics leading the integration for best practices on all aspects of performance. Including supporting and sustaining improvements in employee safety, food safety and quality practices.
Implement and sustain continuous improvement practice and culture that will drive Bob Evans Foods to become and sustain an industry leading industry position of achieving reliable performance and improving results.
Identifies and implements best practices that create a working culture of continuous improvement based individual accountability and action by all employees utilizing appropriate continuous improvement tools and practices.
Provide leadership in the identification and implementation of performance improvement initiatives across all manufacturing facilities resulting in OEE, yield and reliability gains.
Develop and implement visual (real-time) metrics, priorities to eliminate inefficiencies and impacts to core metrics, which translates to increasing OEE, yield, and reliability.
Evaluate operations ability to deploy and sustain optimal continuous improvement systems and tools aligned with concepts of Lean/Six Sigma manufacturing systems, Real Time Metrics, Key Performance Indicators, and continuous improvement practices.
Ensure all aspects of operations management systems and tools that are deployed are properly implemented and recorded for data integrity, operational readiness, guaranteeing proper usage and management of data is optimized.
Working with manufacturing and supply chain operations develop and deploy best practices systems, tools, and methods that that deliver sustained improvement and performance of enterprise asset car and management.
Develop tools to improve maintenance process performance as well as, the continuous improvement and autonomous maintenance tools needed for maintenance and improvements in the production.
Integrate / participate in the overall operations leadership community by sharing and seeking best practices and methodologies and finding new ways to drive for maximizing performance that creates and sustains a leadership position for Bob Evans Foods.
MBA with Bachelor of Science required in Engineering or Operations Management
Master of Science preferred in Engineering or Operations Management
Minimum of 15 years Operations Management and Continuous Improvement leadership experience which includes planning and successful implementation of operational effectiveness /improvement strategies.
Experience within Food Processing Industry is preferred
Demonstrated knowledge in at least one type of engineering / manufacturing related operations (Production-Processing, Packaging, Controls, Mechanical, and Electrical).
Understanding of complex processes, equipment, and facility infrastructure.
Self-starter, capable of managing multiple initiatives, priorities and projects at geographically diverse locations with minimal oversight, with the ability to strongly influence others to gain alignment.
Strong analytical and statistical skills to analyze and support downtime tracking, operational performance results, project planning, etc. to identify opportunity areas
Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional team (s) with creative problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)