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We are a diverse group, spread across 200 countries and territories, 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.
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. Together, we raise the bar in lean manufacturing practices. We put forth new standards and stretch to reach beyond the goals we set. We are a think tank, bringing our ideas into action and are determined to find ways to drive efficiencies, improve processes and achieve the highest level of safety... all 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 world's 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.
The Designate program includes a 9-12 month comprehensive onboarding where you will learn and train alongside tenured business leaders and the Plant Director on site before you taking on your full time assignment at one of our 11 manufacturing plants across the division. As a Plant Director Designate, you will help 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. You will maintain positive employee relations while driving significant change. The Plant Director Designate program may also include managing a single or multiple departments in the areas of production, maintenance, and/or quality.
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
Drive overall supply chain capabilities by managing plant wide implementation of TPM, true efficiency, and team development
Achieve all productivity, quality, cost, delivery, safety & motivation Key Performance Indicators objectives.
Provide a work environment which 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 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 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 cultural across the facility
Administer policies and procedures
Regular and predictable attendance at the work site
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
Covid-19 vaccination may be a condition of employment dependent on role and location. For specific information, please discuss role requirements with the recruiter
• Bachelor's 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.
• 8+ 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
• Working knowledge of quality systems, finance, capital planning, and project cost tracking and forecasting, economic justification analysis, statistical process control, and manufacturing management systems
• Demonstrated leadership in safety & environmental compliance
• Experience in implementing TPM initiatives across multiple teams is preferred
• 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 give and receive constructive feedback
• Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
• Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to get results through mentoring others
• Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills
• Must be authorized to work in the United States
Location subject to preference across Pepsico Beverage Central Division
Must be open to relocation upon completion of Designate Training Program
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
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.
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