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Continuous Improvement TPM Manager


Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  23786

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


The TPM Continuous Improvement Manager will drive the successful deployment of the Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) strategy throughout the Supply Chain network.  The role is accountable for deploying appropriate TPM methodology with the focus on Autonomous Maintenance/Leadership and developing improvement programs across all facilities, while monitoring and reporting progress. She/he will work closely with plant steering teams, operations directors and functional leaders to drive loss elimination across TPM pillars. This position will work remote, 75% travel required.


  1. This position will assist the plant leadership in the expanding the implementation of Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) principles and Lean-Six Sigma capability tools
  2. Drive continuous TPM Site Phase progression within all TPM Pillars at the sites this role supports. Including the responsibility for supporting Autonomous Maintenance (AM) / Focused Improvement (FI) / Planned Maintenance (PM) / Early Management (EM)/ Continuous Improvement
  3. Execute zero loss analysis across plants and network
  4. Development of and proficiency of TPM standards and capability builds.
  5. Monitor plants’ ongoing adherence to TPM processes, respond to any shortfalls through training, coaching escalation, etc. as appropriate.  
  6. Train and coach plant associates in TPM processes and systems.  Activate skill assessment with Plant Steering Team and Line Trios
  7. Work with plants as assigned to develop TPM standards that will drive out loss
  8. Provide planning, facilitation, and governance of plants daily, weekly and 90 day plan to eliminate loss and defects.
  9. Develop business charter for line expansion across network.


  1. 7+ years progressive technical experience in a manufacturing environment
  2. 3-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a line management position
  3. Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering or related field
  4. Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to set a vision, manage change, develop personnel and strategically plan for continuous improvement
  5. Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt and/or Lean Manufacturing experience, certification (preferred)
  6. TPM (JIPM)  Knowldgecertification desirable to include deployment of methods 
  7. Functional leadership across a multi-site network
  8. Influence leadership in a complex environment
  9. Proficiency with MS Office products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Power BI and use data in decison making processes 
  10. Communication & Presentation Skills - Communicates effectively (verbal and written); active listening and understanding of issues; Ability to present in front of others with confidence.
  11. Technical understanding of food manufacturing processes and compliance requirements preferred
  12. Must be able to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization (from operators to Vice President level) and have the ability to influence others across multiple levels of the organization  

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

Job Segment: Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Black Belt, Management

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