Regional Production Excellence Leader (Job ID:WAY07046)

Employer Name Cargill   Address 00000
Job Type   Address 2
Experience   City Wayzata
Education   State Minnesota
  Zip Code 55391

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**Regional Production Excellence Leader**

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world\. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience\. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work\.


The **Regional Production Excellence \(PE\) Manager** is responsible to lead deployment of Operational Excellence across Cargill's Starch, Sweeteners and Textures\-North American team \(CSSTNA\) and transition into managing the sustainment of operational excellence processes when deployments are complete\. This position is responsible for delivering breakthrough performance results in process and efficiency in identified areas of opportunity\. The PE manager stimulates management thinking about structured problem solving; and ensures the successful application of PE tools and methodologies for the program\. This is accomplished by identifying and mentoring project initiatives and championing the production excellence tools\. This role requires a strong leader who can partner effectively with all levels of the organization\.


**First 2 years:**

**90%** Deploy Operational Excellence: This will be the primary focus for the first 2 years in the role\.

Provide strategic direction to the site enabling successful operational excellence deployments with complete site buy in and support

Facilitate the site management team through the deployment buy delivering workshops and coaching all levels of the site to work effectively with the new tools

Create standards and share across the region, group, and enterprise to ensure consistency within the business

Effectively applies change management skills to ensure success of the deployments

Builds the skills of the site teams to use TRACC and continue improving the site maturity in future years\.

Communicate progress to the stakeholders \(local teams, local leadership, and region leadership\)

**10%** Additional tasks as identified

**Year 3 and beyond:**

**25%** Validating, Auditing, and Coaching on operational excellence processes

Participate in annual OpEx audits at each site to ensure consistency across the business

Benchmarks with other businesses in the region and globe to identify best practices and implement in CSSTNA

Challenges the status quo with Enterprise, Business, and Function leadership to explore new ways to bring increased value to the business\.

Lead the enterprise and group continuous improvement strategy across the region

**25%** Develop team members to facilitate workshops and apply TRACC processes

Assist in selection of trainers and coach them to continuously improve facilitation skills

Facilitate training workshops for sites and the region

Develop and maintain development plans for trainers

Participates in the selection of site continuous improvement leaders

**25%** Complete lean six sigma projects to drive business value

Analyzes, develops, and implements sustainable business process improvements

Leads teams through lean six sigma projects to achieve the business value creation target

Mentors green belt and black belt candidates to achieve certification

**25%** Additional tasks as identified



Bachelor?s degree in a science based field

8 years experience in operations/manufacturing

Lean manufacturing experience

Lean six sigma black belt or willingness to achieve certification

Proven ability to lead Continuous Improvement \(CI\) and change management on a large scale

Experience in facilitation

Excellent listening and coaching skills

Comfortable with ambiguity

Demonstrated effective communication both up and down in the organization

Demonstrated ability to prioritize and act with a sense of urgency

Emotional Intelligence

Travel requirement during the deployments is 65\- 90%\. Post deployment travel requirements will be 40 - 65%\.


TRACC experience

TOT competent \(Trainer of training\)

MTOT competent \(Master trainer of training\)

Master black belt certification

Proven ability to lead groups and work with people from diverse backgrounds and levels to maximize results and engagement\.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet\.

**Job** Operations

**Primary Location** US\-MN\-Wayzata

**Schedule** Full\-time

**Job Type** Standard

**Shift** Day Job

**Req ID:** WAY07046

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