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Senior Operational Excellence Manager- Focused Improvement

Company: T. Marzetti Company
Location: Ashley
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The "Sr. Operational Excellence Manager - FI Pillar Leader" is responsible for the successful implementation of the FI Pillar and its foundations across all the Marzetti plants and the corporate office. - This serves as a change agent and coach for the Site Plant manager, Plant FI Pillar Leaders, Controllers and the extended leadership network on effective deployment and execution. - This role is based out of the corporate office located in Columbus, Ohio or can also be remote. Frequent (-75%) travel to plant locations in the U.S.

  • Lead the corporate Focused Improvement Pillar and its foundations as part of the Marzetti Operations Excellence System.
  • Develop and keep up to date on the Operations Excellence strategy and implementation plan regarding FI and its foundations, to support each site, including the headquarters, in achieving their goals/initiatives/metrics.
  • Ensure the FI pillar implementation plan is aligned with leadership to support the Operational Master Plan and follows the MOE/TPM methodology.
  • Owns all associated FI and the Plant Management System practices and tools effectiveness, i.e., (Operational Master Plan, Strategic deployment (IPA), Loss Intelligence, Basic /Advanced Problem Solving, etc.) including their integration into Daily Routines as well as other systems, tools, processes as they relate to the pillar and Operations Excellence/TPM implementation
  • Responsible for implementing and leading the FI pillar and the Plant Management System foundation across a 15-site network and building a network of strong SME's / pillar owners in each site to drive the change
  • Implement a process to assure effective best practice sharing and accelerate mutual progress
  • Own development and execution of a key part of the overall "Marzetti Operations Excellence" roadmap implementation across the USA to deliver business results in all SQPCDM areas
  • Provides internal coaching to site leadership teams on "MOE" system implementation to make breakthrough improvements on OEE/Site Capacity and Cost optimization. Strong skills in clearly communicating the why (intent) and the how (execution)
  • Drive productivity and efficiency gains through the reduction of Machine and Material losses to contribute to yearly cost optimization, productivity and critical OEE goals.
  • Responsible to establish a culture of empowerment and rigor through the FI Pillar governance and measures at all levels through operational reviews.
  • Track/understand the FI impact on the business priorities (results connected with business e.g., OPEX savings triggered by problem-solving activities) and achievements of FI Pillar (e.g., FI success stories) to identify potential adjustments / improvements to be implemented
  • Deliver appropriate training and coaching to transfer FI knowledge to FI Plant Pillars; perform regular coaching visits to the Plants, ensuring the correct application of methods and knowledge sharing.
  • Coach and mentor plant OPEX leads on "MOE" strategy & implementation, best practices, and the role of an OPEX manager in a TPM environment
  • Benchmark internally and externally. Be familiar with and drive the organization toward standards that exceed recognized industry best practices.
  • Key Partner in Selecting, training, and managing resources within the Operations and Plants FI Pillar leads.
  • Develop a capability building strategy and its training solutions to advance critical competences across the workforce and to infuse a continuous improvement culture across all levels of the organization.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain required. A Master's degree is a plus
    • Successful experience in implementing Total Performance Management (TPM) and CI across multiple plants for a pillar or entire CI or TPM program.
    • Manufacturing leadership experience in positions of increasing responsibility demonstrating excellence in results delivery and standardization of processes.
    • Strong experience with JIPM certification, 6 sigma certification and/or TPM demonstrated mastery.
    • You will have TPM strong capabilities and practical application of FI, AM, PM, Education & Training systems, and tools as well as Daily Management System.
    • You will have a minimum of 7 years working experience in manufacturing or other related industry in operations or continuous improvement roles.
    • Six Sigma Black Belt or above.
    • Experience in leading project teams and departments successfully, preferably in the consumer-packaged good industry
    • Strong analytical mindset and project management experience
    • Proven track record of implementing improvement projects that leads to measurable financial savings in a sustainable way.
    • Strong understanding of Change Management.
    • 7+ years of supervisory experience preferred.
    • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
    • Effective communication skills and ability to be well organized.
      Lancaster Colony Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary T. Marzetti Company are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all associates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our goal to provide opportunities that nourish the growth of each individual team member.

Keywords: T. Marzetti Company, Columbus , Senior Operational Excellence Manager- Focused Improvement, Executive , Ashley, Ohio

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