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Operational Excellence Leader - Generix - MTC

Company: Danone SA
Location: Mount Crawford
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams.

We have an opening for an Operations Excellence Leader/Generix based in Mount Crawford, VA! This role will perform the functional application expert role by being the main point of contact for business system support needs and understanding of business and system processes. This role will be a critical member of the continuous improvement team, focused on driving continuous improvement.

Responsible for performing the routine loss analysis and building capability within the organization to eliminate that loss. Conducts analysis and implements improvements for all work processes in order to eliminate Non-Value-Added Activity. Execute and/or facilitate improvements through proven CI / Lean / TPM tools. Must be a change catalyst with strong communication and time management skills. Most importantly, be a team player!

Additional duties

* Ensure master data process is fit for business purpose and adhered to by the business
* Assume content ownership and accuracy of all end user documentation (ie. BPRGs, SOPs and other TBD delivered documentation)
* Ensure comprehensive support process and contacts are fully understood and exercised by the end user community
* Ensure ownership and validation of business requirements for all releases of Generix functionality
* Determine and implement relevant validation
* Prepare content for facilitate, and execute communications to departments' end user community
* Ensure related contingency plans are developed and tested for go-live
* Ensure the safety of our people and our products always
* Attend and support all line meetings as part of the daily direction setting process
* Meet with each shift daily to review and prioritize unresolved issues
* Support off shift critical work and emergency repairs where required
* Provide trended data, ad hoc reports as requested by plant teams
* Conducts recurring Loss Analysis and partners with Line Lead to develop short term improvement plans
* Uses Plan-Do-Check-Act thought process to analyze line data to identify and prioritize loss elimination opportunities through the Daily Direction Setting cycle
* Leads continuous improvement problem solving approach and trigger system to start the problem-solving cycle
* Perform Root Cause Analysis on safety, quality, and major losses / chronic losses as necessary
* Plans and coordinates training to others who will support the Process Improvement initiatives
* Design, drive and perform analysis of recurring transactional and effort-based work processes. Drive and track these projects to successful completion.
* Develops control strategies and troubleshooting guides to enable operators to respond to sporadic losses
* Ensures data is integrated into Daily Direction Setting process
* Conducts regular and periodic audits of daily management systems
* Provides technical direction/guidance to personnel as required.
* Networks and shares best practice with other locations internal and possibly external to the plant
* Will be a member and valued contributor to one of Danone Operational Excellence Pillars

About You:

* Minimum four-year degree or related operations/process fields
* Functional knowledge of the integration points between Generix modules
* Working knowledge of the CPG industry
* Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
* High degree of initiative and ownership, as well as a proven history of delivering results while working with several different departments in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to multi-task and manage workload in a dynamic environment
* Ability to comfortably interact with all levels of business
* Previous SAP experience highly desired. In lieu of experience, recent SAP/Generix training required


At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of the largest Certified B Corp in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.



  • * Danone encourages employees to vaccinate and requires that employees follow all company safety protocols, including those regarding COVID-19. Danone can change company protocols at any time depending on local, state, and federal regulations.

Keywords: Danone SA, Roanoke , Operational Excellence Leader - Generix - MTC, Other , Mount Crawford, Virginia

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