Divison LSS Productivity Manager

Job Description

Auto req ID: 195221BR

Job Description

This is a Pepsi Beverages North America (PBNA) - West Division position.
The SC Ops Manager will lead Lean Six Sigma and Productivity projects across the West Division, and effectively coordinate these projects with the functional deployment champion and other improvement project teams. Project leadership includes identifying opportunities, defining and financially justifying projects, launching project teams and using good project management to manage team activities.
The SC Ops Manager will lead teams to execute projects with the problem-solving methodology, tracking project status and results, removing and elevating project barriers, while developing team members. The SC Ops Manager will also identify integration issues with other projects, processes, and functions in order to coordinate the improvements with the appropriate project/process owners to accomplish the project goals. Work activities include:
  • Provide coaching for LSS Belts (Green Belts and Kaizen Leaders).
  • Lead / facilitate project identification to develop productivity pipeline and projects for overall performance improvement. Ensure projects are integrated with other business activities, improvement projects, and business strategy.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of methods and systems for measuring the degree to which the project goals, objectives and metrics are being met.
  • Provide Deployment Champion with the results and recommend appropriate corrective action.
  • Ensure projects are integrated with other business activities, improvement projects, and business strategy.
  • Work across other functions and business units to identify opportunities to partner, and seek best practices to drive productivity across the PepsiCo Beverages North America Supply Chain.
This position can be located in either Irvine, Phoenix, or Denver.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in Engineering or Business, or equivalent work experience.
  • 1-3 years of professional level experience in leading improvement teams.
  • Prior supervisory experience is a plus.
  • Solid project management skills and team leadership skills.
  • Should have knowledge of other functions that provide inputs regularly, i.e., Research and Development, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Logistics. Must have the ability to do statistical analysis
  • Ability to lead and direct multi-functional improvement teams.
  • Must be a results-oriented 'change agent' who is an effective business systems thinker.
  • Effectively communicate with all levels to maintain relationships and cooperation in pursuing the Business Unit’s goals. Must be able to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals.
  • Understand statistical analysis tools/methodology, project management, Lean Six Sigma, quality and basic financial principles and apply them to analyze the planned activities.
  • The candidate for this position must be pro-active, analytical, process driven, with a strong focus on understanding and exceeding the expectations of the customer.
  • Previous Black Belt or Green Belt background in Lean Six Sigma desirable.
  • Must be willing and able to travel 50% of the time.
  • The candidate for this position must be proactive, analytical, process driven, with a strong focus on understanding and exceeding the expectations of the customer.
  • Must be strong collaborator, with the ability to work with different sectors and functions across PepsiCo.

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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