Modesto, California

Auto req ID: 237002BR
Job Description
Accelerate Department Manager

We are PepsiCo Supply Chain. We are game changers, mountain movers and history makers. We are a diverse group, spread among 200 countries and united by a shared set of values and goals. You know our name through our amazing portfolio, including Tropicana, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker and Gatorade.

That's why we perform with a purpose. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. We are a think tank, bringing our ideas into action and are determined to find ways to drive efficiencies and improve processesall while meeting the demands of our customers and consumers to deliver the best products. At PepsiCo, we are committed to performing well as individuals and in teams, and to strengthen the company as a whole.

Are you hungry to be a part of the Worlds largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands? Then now is the time to explore the opportunities of PepsiCo: what makes you unique makes us better.

Frito-Lay is PepsiCos snack manufacturing, sales and distribution operating unit. They have the worlds largest portfolio of billion-dollar foods and are specifically responsible for the growth of some of Americas favorite snack foods, including Fritos, Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, and Tostitos.

Your Role:

Can you lead and influence a large multi-level team with the insight, innovation and impact to drive activities to achieve cost targets and improve performance in the areas of true efficiency, safety, quality and supply chain capability while ensuring compliance quality objectives are met along with developing outstanding talent? If so, we would love to have you on our team!

The Accelerate Department Manager role is designed as a 6 - month leadership training program. You will receive a customized onboarding plan to assimilate and develop the necessary skillset in preparation for an accelerated career path as a PepsiCo Leader.

**Upon completion of the training program, you may be required to relocate to another site**. You will receive certification that you have acquired the necessary foundational skills and be promoted to Department Manager or other leadership equivalency.

Responsibilities:
  • Identify and coordinate improvements in the operations area necessary to meet the variance commitments for the plant and cost objectives. Ensure that cost gaps are identified, action plans developed, and adequate resources allocated to meet all financial objectives
  • Achieve all productivity, quality, cost, delivery, safety & motivation Key Performance Indicators objectives.
  • Provide a work environment that adheres to all compliance and regulatory guidelines
  • Evaluate business unit capabilities, skills, and resource alignment to ensure performance against objectives
  • Lead realignment and work redesign efforts as necessary to provide executional excellence
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement that meets or exceeds division expectations.
  • Establish clear performance and behavioral expectations for all employees
  • Maintain an effective performance management process reviewing all direct reports progress against mid-year and annual plans and continually develop their effectiveness as leaders and technical practitioners, as well as providing an opportunity for career development
  • Develop team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals
  • Deliver effective change leadership, driving business changes while minimizing people impact
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist the team to solve operational issues
  • Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for front-line hourly and salaried personnel
  • Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
  • Lead the identification and elimination of losses resulting in improvements in costs, inventory, time and quality
  • Provide active and positive leadership in the effort to drive the culture across the facility
  • Administer policies and procedures
  • Regular and predictable attendance at the worksite
  • This role requires regular presence on the plant floor
  • This role may operate forklift and manufacturing equipment occasionally
  • This role may require off-shift and weekend work
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    Qualifications/Requirements
    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree (preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field) or equivalent experience required
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project.
  • 4+ years of experience in manufacturing required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of varying priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to interface effectively with plant personnel, outside contractors and different functional groups within the business units
  • Demonstrated leadership in safety & environmental compliance
  • Strong innovative external focus with proven ability to affect sustainable change
  • Must be very effective working in a volatile and complex environment and work with a sense of urgency that drives effective results
  • Strong influence management and communication skills, ability to gain organizational buy-in
  • High levels of analytical and financial skills, ability to use data to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities and accurately assess financial impacts
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of an organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
  • Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
  • You are a motivator and coach - you are skilled in performance management and development
  • You love to win and get results with your team
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team-building skills
    Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
    Job Type: Pipeline

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

    PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

    Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

    If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

    Please view our Pay Transparency Statement
  • Modesto, California

    At PepsiCo, we proudly support veterans, both within our walls, and in our communities.  Veterans make our country, and our company, stronger.  VALOR, our veteran and military employee resource group, just celebrated their 10th anniversary.  Their mission is to recognize, appreciate and support military, veterans, their families and our communities and to strengthen PepsiCo's role as a leading military and business partner.

     

    PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.  PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

     

    Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose.  “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business.  Learn more at www.pepsico.com.

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