Senior Manager, Regional Operational Excellence
Company: Campbell Soup Company
Posted on: June 15, 2022
Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are
the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which
achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work
experience are part of the same process.We cultivate and embrace a
diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and
enrich our global culture.We are looking for an individual who
enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to
be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a
difference.General Summary:The Senior Manager, Regional Operational
Excellence is accountable for implementing Operational Excellence
as a way of working within the network. The implementation of
Operational Excellence includes the Operating System, Management
Infrastructure and Mindsets, Behaviors & Capabilities supported by
Industry 4.0. Activities include leading cross functional Opex
teams, leading Opex workstreams, driving daily issue resolution and
leading Chronic Improvement teams (for systemic opportunities) to
drive performance improvements across all key metrics across the
Supply Chain Balanced Scorecard. This is a critical role with
oversight for the implementation of world-class operational
excellence strategies to optimize supply chain improvements and
improve the cost of product sold. This role requires close
collaboration with key Supply Chain functions such as Operations,
Maintenance, Engineering, Quality, Finance and Logistics. This
position will have exposure to and will interface with Plant
Managers, Operations Managers and will influence site
- 60%OPEX Teams:Lead & coach network OPEX teams to drive
improvements across the Balance Scorecard.
- Conduct diagnostics on the Operating System (OS), Management
Infrastructure (MI), Mindset, Behaviors & Capabilities (MBC) and
Industry 4.0 for identified systems / lines through data analysis,
floor observations, process monitoring and employee interviews.
Coach OPEX team to develop tactical implementation plans (TIPs) to
drive system improvements across identified Workstreams. Ensure
tactical implementation plan are adhered to and regular stakeholder
check ins occur in throughout the process to ensure program
sustainability and track progress.
- 20% Capability Building:Work with the site leadership teams to
plan and build the appropriate OPEX capability. Leverage pull
forward strategy prior to OPEX team execution to ensure subsequent
waves of OPEX teams have the appropriate skills & capabilities for
further deployment. Develop and execute OPEX capability training
sessions for the site leadership team, front line leadership team
and frontline employees.
- 10% Cost Management:Ensure improvements identified in OPEX team
charters are rolled into the plant enabler program to capture
enabler savings. Track OPEX team performance to ensure improvements
are sustained and long term countermeasures are tracked and
- 10% Leadership:Ability to coach, work collaboratively and
successfully influence stakeholders. Ability to effect change
throughout an organization by leading through others. Demonstrated
program management skills with ability to deliver results across
multi-site manufacturing operations. Strong leadership,
communication, interpersonal skills, integrity and trust and the
ability to motivate. Strong analytical skills and business acumen.
Ability to successfully work in a cross functional
environment.Complexity & Scope:This position is responsible for
deploying the Campbell's Operational Excellence strategy and
approach to drive the Supply Chain performance to world class
levels. The role requires an Operational Excellence practitioner
who can provide direction in the development and implementation of
tactical objectives to drive improvements across the
- Education: Bachelor's degree required, preferred in Science or
- Length of Experience: 12+ years of cross-functional
manufacturing experience with a strong understanding of OPEX, Lean,
Six Sigma and TPM.
- Preferred Certifications: Continuous Improvement certifications
such as Lean or Lean Six Sigma
- Other: Experience with leading / executing the elements
Operational Excellence and organizational learning and development
in a manufacturing environment.
- Working knowledge in concepts of Operational Excellence, Lean
Manufacturing and Asset Care & Reliability.
- Knowledge and previous experience in improving organizational
capability through learning and development programs, and/or High
Performance Work Systems.
- Excellent leadership skills, compelling communication skills,
and the ability to inspire, engage and motivate.Working Conditions:
- Physical Demands: Minimal physical effort. Prolonged sitting is
required (in meetings, at computer, etc.)
- Conditions of Work: Frequent deadline pressures, managing
conflicting priorities and frequent interruptions are common.
Required to work with sensitive or confidential information.
- Environmental Concerns: Work is primarily conducted in an
office environment however, travel by car or plane is necessary to
attend external meetings. Minimal noise or light intrusion. Ongoing
- Sensory Requirements: Visual attention to computer for extended
periods of time. Visual and auditory focus, ongoing peer
interaction, working in an open office space and speaking in public
- Mobility: Travel expectation is approximately 70%ACRThe Company
is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and
applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without
regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status,
disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by
law.In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected
from discrimination based on certain categories protected by
Federal law. Click for additional information.
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