This position will lead the continual development and implementation of a long term strategic plan to involve every plant leadership team and employee in the pursuit of a lean manufacturing environment that lowers production costs. This role will support all Foodservice Plants.
This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc.
Deploy, maintain and update Business Unit CI Implementation Strategy
Regularly collect, analyze, summarize and report on process quality to all levels of the organization
Manages CI resources to deliver year over year cost savings
Facilitates kaizen events to eliminate waste
Implements cost saving projects utilizing both Lean and 6 Sigma methodologies
Implements common corporate CI systems (5S, Standard Work, Daily Management, Layered Audit Process, and Business Plan Deployment)
BA/BS degree in Engineering preferred
Master’s degree preferred
Demonstrated ability to lead kaizen improvement events.
Demonstrated ability to complete cost savings projects.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization.
Ability to lead cross-functional teams to implement cost savings programs across plant.
Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning to identify opportunity areas.
Creative problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
Microsoft Office skills such as PowerPoint, Project, Excel and Word.
Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes and work with others to identify opportunities via data.
Ability to teach/coach CI concepts throughout the plant.
This role will involve 60%+ travel depending on the home base of the candidate.
7+ years of lean experience in a complex world class manufacturing environment.
Past experience in leading kaizen workshops in the areas of: 5S, standard work, visual management, daily management, SMED and TPM.
6 Sigma Black Belt certification preferred
Consumer Products or Food manufacturing experience preferred
At Pactiv, continuous innovation and development has secured our place as one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of foodservice and food packaging products. Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. Want to learn more? Visit www.Pactiv.com
Pactiv LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus eligible
Internal Number: 9902
About Pactiv LLC
At Pactiv, continuous innovation has secured our place as the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products, supplying packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice outlets across North America.
Since our founding in 1965 as Packaging Corporation of America, we have focused on producing and distributing the highest quality foodservice packaging products. Our product lines today include custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. We supply every major foodservice retailer and distributor in North America, including:
Over the past few decades, we have undergone a series of strategic mergers and corporate realignments, all with an eye toward expanding our portfolio of products and customer base while securing our position as an industry leader. Indeed, we continuously seek to develop new ways to add value to our foodservice products and processes.
In 1965, PCA was acquired by Tenneco Inc., a division of Fortune 500 company Tenneco. Steady growth over the next several yea...rs led to a spin-off of Pactiv Corporation in 1999, which began trading publicly later that year (NYSE: PTV).
In 2010, Pactiv reverted to a privately held firm when it was acquired by Reynolds Group Holdings, a global manufacturer and supplier of consumer food and beverage packaging and storage products. (Read more about our growth in the History section.)
From our world headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, we oversee global operations of more than 11,000 employees at more than 50 manufacturing plants, mixing centers and distribution centers.