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Director, AM Pillar

Company: Ajinomoto Foods North America
Location: Ontario
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Overview
Remote Position. Ideal candidate lives within driving distance to one of our manufacturing plants.
The Director AM Pillar will be responsible to partner with the factories to execute the AFNA Continuous Improvement strategy to transform Manufacturing operations and deliver business priorities. This role is a key leadership position providing corporate leadership and strategic initiatives to improve productivity through the implementation of AM/TPM systems. This role develops pillar roadmap and provides training, coaching, assisting and assessment to all AFNA plants primarily in AM methodologies but will also support coaching of PM, FI, EM and high performance natural work teams methodologies as needed. This position will collaborate with the other groups within the Operations Strategy & Support function and plant leadership team by introducing continuous improvement methodologies. They will drive cultural change in order to improve operational excellence and production performance KPIs.
Responsibilities
Work closely with Operations Leadership and Factory Personnel to lead the implementation of the Autonomous (AM) Pillar strategy
Support the OSS/Pillar Leaders in coaching, assisting, assessing, reporting and training of TPM methodologies
Evaluate current progress on AM Pillar, driving the implementation of Best Practices related to systems, processes methods, organization, staffing, and employee skill levels.
Propose and monitor key performance indicators in accordance with the Best Maintenance Practices.
Guide the factories to reduce OEE and other productivity losses in equipment, processes or areas of common occurrence.
Ensure the systematic review all line, processes, and utilities that are critical to the business and those where failure can have an unacceptable impact on safety, personnel safety, food safety, environment, or compliance with the law.
Encourage close teamwork between all functions (Engineering, Productions, Quality Management, Safety, etc.)
Develop and lead a network of Factory SME's (subject matter experts). Train and guide them in the implementation and leadership of the TPM/TDC Reliability program in their factories.
Works with functional and cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for improvement, gathering data, analyzing and developing improvements
Assists the OSS/Pillar Leaders in the standardization and development of TPM pillar systems.
Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned
Guide the development and maturity of Factory Natural work teams as they build skills to manage their areas of line responsibility
Support LS pillar as an OSS windows function in order to coach, train, assist GM and plant leadership for enhancing the Pillars integration and the cultural/behavioral changes .
Qualifications
Bachelor's in Business, Engineering or related field from accredited school required
Deep knowledge of manufacturing, preferably food or CPG manufacturing
Experience in a USDA inspected plant preferred
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, schematics, and procedure manuals
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Strong interpersonal skills, with hands-on experience using continuous improvement methods and tools
Proven effective analytical and conceptual skills
Ability to identify and implement countermeasures to prevent recurrence of problems
Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results
Strong work ethic and ability to work in groups and/or independently as required
Quality orientation and high attention to detail
Ability to effectively communicate with management and personnel at all levels
Ability to work collaboratively and integrate approaches to achieve aligned sustained outcomes
Ability to guide and develop Natural work team maturity in managing their business outcomes
Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced work environment, while balancing and adjusting
Practical knowledge for application of TPM in a manufacturing environment
Pay range $160,000 to $200,000 #INDONT

Keywords: Ajinomoto Foods North America, Ontario , Director, AM Pillar, Executive , Ontario, California

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