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Regional TPM Manager

Wichita, Kansas
Manufacturing and Production

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 166863BR

Job Description

We are PepsiCo. 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. Together, we raise the bar in lean manufacturing practices. We're 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.

What you'll do:
The Regional TPM Manager is a critical leader for the PepsiCo North American Beverages (NAB) organization. You'll provide high level coordination for the implementation of TPM within the beverage manufacturing locations in the Midwest Region area of the NAB operations, position posted in Wichita, KS but possible location flexibility, while ensuring all resources are aligned against the priorities of the business including: Safety, Quality, Production Efficiency, Cost and Customer Service.

This role is fundamental in supporting and leading TPM implementation, productivity improvement, and loss elimination initiatives. As a leader, you'll develop training and build individual capability for each of the site TPM pillar leaders in your regions.


  • You'll assist the plant leadership in the expanding the implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) principles and Lean-Six Sigma capability tools
    Drive continuous TPM Site Phase progression within all TPM Pillars at the sites this role supports. Including the responsibility for supporting Autonomous Maintenance (AM) / Focused Improvement (FI) / Planned Maintenance (PM) / Early Management (EM)/ kaizen Teams within the South Region
    You'll be leader of the AM Pillar, working to implement and lead the AM pillar support of integrate AM and Natural Work Teams (NWT) capability. As a key leader of the PM Pillar, you'll also lead and implement PM pillar and maintenance systems development at all supported manufacturing locations
    Lead Focused Improvement / LSS efforts and provide guidance to TPM managers and/or other pillar leaders focusing on process capability, throughput, loss and critical metric improvements. Drive team based and data driven culture
    Maintain communications with other NAB Regions and facilities in sharing standard methodologies to make things happen and capability development consistency
    Provide strong technical leadership to and partner with the Operations Department to effect improvement on production lines
    Participate in development of strategies and in guidance of the operations to achieve proposed business True Efficiency (TE) & Running Efficiency (RE) objectives through loss elimination, technical capability building and job efficiency and involvement


What you'll bring:

  • Thorough knowledge of processing and packing equipment to effectively lead technical resources to successfully maintain production line equipment to achieve high levels of productivity
  • Your working knowledge of TPM principles within at least one of the following TPM Pillars: Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, Focused Improvement or Early Management. Additionally, we'll value your experience in leading or managing the TPM implementation a manufacturing location
  • Strong financial control skills to support plant efforts in successful cost and capital planning performance
  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to set a vision, manage change, develop personnel and strategically plan for continuous improvement
  • Your ability to communicate effectively and to influence at all levels of the organization (from operators to Vice President level)
  • Technical understanding of food / beverage manufacturing processes and compliance requirements preferred
  • Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (preferred)
  • Ability to travel and ability to work off shifts occasionally

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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