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Continuous Improvement TPM Manager

Location: 

AL, US NH, US WV, US KS, US NY, US AR, US PA, US IN, US MI, US SC, US LA, US MN, US ME, US VA, US WI, US KY, US NV, US IA, US TX, US CT, US AZ, US IL, US DE, US NJ, US FL, US MO, US GA, US UT, US ME, US SD, US OH, US OK, US TN, US MT, US RI, US NC, US

Req ID:  29104
Segment:  Operations

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • This position will assist the plant leadership in the expanding the implementation of Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) principles and Lean-Six Sigma capability tools
  • 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 
  • Execute zero loss analysis across plants and network
  • Development of and proficiency of TPM standards and capability builds. 
  • Monitor plants’ ongoing adherence to TPM processes, respond to any shortfalls through training, coaching escalation, etc. as appropriate.   Train and coach plant associates in TPM processes and systems.  Activate skill assessment with Plant Steering Team and Line Trios
  • Work with plants as assigned to develop TPM standards that will drive out loss.
  • Provide planning, facilitation, and governance of plants daily, weekly and 90 day plan to eliminate loss and defects. 
  • Develop business charter for line expansion across network

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

 10+ years progressive experience in a manufacturing environment with at least 3-5 years extensive experience in TPM (JIPM) deployment and leadership 
    Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering or related field
    Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to set a vision, manage change, develop personnel and strategically plan for continuous improvement
    Knowledge of Lean Tools & Six Sigma principles a plus 
    Excellent communication/presentation abilities along with strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills. 
    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
    Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt and/or Lean Manufacturing experience
    TPM (JIPM) certification desirable
    Functional leadership across a multi-site network
    Influence leadership in a complex environment
    Organizational change leadership/ ADKAR expertise, project management and governance skill to ensure follow-through on Total Productive Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement initiatives
    Able to navigate RPC Information Systems and to leverage systems information to obtain in-depth knowledge about RPC sources of loss and maintenance costs (i.e. PowerBI, SAP, MLO, SightBase, Wonderware, source of Yield data, planned downtime and unplanned downtime etc.). 
    Act as a change agent by Coaching, Facilitation and Teambuilding Skills - Models the continuous improvement vision, inspires others to act, builds confidence, seeks feedback, addresses issues and recognizes effort. 
    Communication & Presentation Skills - Communicates effectively (verbal and written); active listening and understanding of issues; Ability to present in front of others with confidence.
     Challenge the Status Quo – Ability to identify and bring forth new approaches and ideas even when it is difficult, understanding the audience and the plants’ culture.    
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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 at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


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