Waverly, Iowa


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The Manager is responsible for the coordination, alignment and execution support of all Nestle continuous improvement initiatives within own Factory. Directly reports to Factory Manager and functionally reports to Market TPM Regional Manager and Market Manager.  

The role acts as the center of expertise and single point of contact for continuous improvement in the factory. This role is accountable for Implementation Strategy and activities, and Industrial Engineering responsibilities within the factory.

Develop, align, cascade and execute the Factory Performance Improvement Strategy:

1- Co-develop Factory improvement strategy that considers:

  - Business priorities

  - Loss Analysis / External Benchmarks

  - 3 years planned progression of KPI's, People and work place transformation (Factory Vision).

2- Gain alignment from the FLT / Key Stakeholders around the 3 years plan and cascade across all factory levels (communication strategy).

3- Partner with Factory Leadership Team and Local Leadership Teams to translate the factory improvement strategy into Execution Plans to deliver the expected results that include:

    - Rollout plans

    - Other factory key enablers (Digital, CAPEX,..etc)

    - Key improvement projects

    - Key competency building activities

    - External support requirements

4- Support the execution of the improvement plan by:

    - Ensures proper governance / routines at multiple leadership levels to track execution progression and improvement sustainability

    - Spend time on shop floor to evaluate maturity progression and identify key opportunities.

    - Provide guidance and feedback to leadership and align on corrective actions to adjust execution plans

Develop Critical Competence within Key Members of Factory

- Develop Factory Leadership Team / Pillar Owners ability to identify opportunities to transform workplace, people, and behaviors to deliver results through factory floor visits

- Partner with HR / Training & Learning Pillar to establish and evaluate robustness of function/pillar capability plan

- Train and coach Factory Leadership Team / Pillar Owners on needed system competences based on development needs and escalate for external support as needed

Assist Factory in establishing the people and structure to support rollout plan

Evaluates maturity of key systems and provides feedabck to functional / pillar leads


Responsible for development, competence building, and health of Industrial Performance systems & routines, including: Labor utilization studies, data reliability, SAP, Poka/Master Data, Planning Rate Reviews

Relationships: VP of Manufacturing, Market TPM Manager, Market Manager, Factory Manager, other relevant Function Heads in Market. Factory Leadership Team members, all Pillar Leaders in the Factory, and all Market Pillar leaders.

Suppliers, Packaging material vendors and Customers




Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering or related field required

3-5 Years Minimum, Preferred 3 Years of direct production/maintenance floor experience

-3-5 Years’ Experience working with factory management/leadership team

-Success in Leading & Developing cross functional teams

-3-5 Years’ experience of project management, loss intelligence, & advanced problem solving

-3-5 Years' experience in Goal Alignment/TPM

-Strong leadership in cultural change management & managing multiple complex priorities and business connections

-Experience in developing Line labor standards, Budget preparation/review, and line capability/speed studies

- Advanced Problem Solving capabilities 

- Effective analytical skills (Capacity Analysis, etc.)

- Strong understanding of Change Management

- Strong competence on Continuous Improvement Guide (CIG) and the Organization Structure (OS) framework for Manufacturing

- Ability to influence others

- Project Management competence

- Understanding of Basic Finance & Value Creation

- Knowledge of key data systems (SAP/Poka preferred)


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.


To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.


The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.


This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.



Waverly, Iowa

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