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Manager of Technical Operations - East Region

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Niagara, we're looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Manager of Technical Operations - East RegionThe Manager of Technical Operations - East Region is responsible for supporting new or existing aseptic manufacturing facilities from the time of handover from engineering to commercial production, for one to three, plus months. This role will be the main point of contact for the Plant Director(s) to support and start-up the facility, or to troubleshoot and existing problem. This position will take an active role to work with the Plant Director(s) to identify opportunities and be the project coordinator to bring the items to completion. This person may also assist in making recommendations with external OEM's, engineering, operations, quality, operational excellence, IT / systems, training, risk management, maintenance, sanitation, productions scheduling, raw material management, inventory control, and continuous improvement to optimize the aseptic business.
    In addition, they will be responsible for updating the Aseptic Playbook, disseminating essential information and findings, identifying best practices, being involved in investigative situations, and identifying innovative technology to support our facilities.Job Description / Essential Functions
    • Be the onsite point of contact for the PD to provide support, as the plant transitions from engineering to production. Work with various Plant and HQ teams to identify issues and areas of opportunity for improvement. This consists of PD / APD, Engineering, Maintenance, Quality and Process Engineers.
    • Provide onsite indirect / servant functional leadership to the Plant Director and Plant Manufacturing Teams.
    • Develop effective and efficient working relationships with both internal teams and external partners, including all OEM's.
    • Set-up scorecards and review daily metrics, attend various meetings, identify, and prioritize areas of risk and opportunities, and provide solutions to the team.
    • Prepare and manage action items to coordinate OEM's and support teams for success.
    • Be an expert in aseptic operations, gaining a full understanding of all components of each department, in detail.
    • Execute the operational playbook and build an ongoing evaluation system that will include all components of each operation, establish operating parameters, monitoring systems, and programs for optimization.
    • Manage Team Members training materials to successfully meet the Company's objectives, creating a competitive advantage and ensuring Team Members learn from your expertise.
    • Openly share findings and best practices to other aseptic and / or similar operations and cross-functional teams for improved performance.
    • Help guide facilities in LCLM and LIFE models, as it pertains to aseptic operations.
    • Identify opportunities in maintaining world class safety, quality, line performance and cost metrics.
    • Establish reports from existing systems to analyze operational and quality data to look at trends and proactively find/solve problems and make recommendations for improved operations.
    • Optimize business system workflows whenever possible.
    • Support a sustainable supply chain model that meets customer demand, optimizes bottle output, and results in minimal yield loss in batching and fluid processing.
    • Support teams to achieve goals for aseptic plant operations.
    • Conduct regularly scheduled audits of each operation to assess effectiveness and efficiency and work with the teams to improve deficient areas.Additional Functions
      • Work closely with external manufacturing partners to ensure proper integration of new business to meet company and program goals.
      • Identify innovative technology to further improve the overall aseptic business.
      • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.Qualifications
        • Preferred Qualifications:o 10+ Years - Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food and beverage, and / or field support operationso 10+ Years - Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
          • Minimum Qualifications:o 5+ Years- Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food and beverage, and / or field support operationso 5+ Years- Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
            • Ideal candidate will have a BS degree in Engineering, Project Management, Operations, other discipline, or work experience equivalent, including field operations experience
            • Candidate will be a self-motivator with the ability to prioritize and manage workloads efficiently to support the needs of key stakeholders. Additionally, they will be required to outline a clear pathway for their career and necessary improvement areas for success.
            • Ability to negotiate, collaborate and influence with servant leadership
            • Ability to analyze data and find/mitigate risk
            • Results driven and ability to communicate need for action
            • Experience working in a food manufacturing environment
            • Ability to identify weak spots in a process to improve efficiency
            • Great planning and project management skills
            • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
            • Open to travel up to 80% of the time to our aseptic plant operations This position embodies the values of Niagara's LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:
            • Excellent communication skills
            • Lead Like an Ownero Manages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidentso Provides strategic input and oversight to departmental projectso Makes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutionso Skilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term winsJOB DESCRIPTIONo Makes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual successo Leads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customero Makes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goals
              • InnovACTo Continuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce waste o Creates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvement o Communicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing change
                • Find a Way o Demonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex information o Effectively delegates technical tasks to subordinates o Works effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational success o Identifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic ways
                • Empowered to be Great o Makes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertise o Engages in long term talent planning o Provides opportunities for the development of all direct reports o Understands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teams Education
                • Minimum Required:o Bachelor's Degree or work equivalent experienceBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsThis job is intended to be performed entirely outside of ColoradoAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a r--sum-- into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's r--sum-- will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit r--sum-- to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit r--sum-- into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.

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