Plant Manufacturing Excellence Manager (Continuous Improvement) in Davenport, IA IA

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Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Plant Manufacturing Excellence Manager (Continuous Improvement)
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Davenport, IA IA
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Job Types:
Continuous Improvement Manager, Continuous Improvement Staff
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Located in North Americas wind belt, Davenport is at the forefront of renewable energy technology and has remained home to our largest manufacturing facility since 1927. Originally producing cereal, the factory became a pet food-only manufacturer in the late 90s and as the largest pet food manufacturing facility in the U.S., it carefully produces, packages and ships several varieties of our Dog Chow, Puppy Chow, Alpo, Beneful, Nestl Purina ONE, Cat Chow, Kitten Chow, Friskies and Kit N Kaboodle brands.

As the Factory Manufacturing Excellence Manager, you will be responsible for the coordination of all Nestle Continuous Excellence (World Class Manufacturing) initiatives and pillar activities within the factory, acting as the single point of contact for the team. You will have oversight to industrial performance functions and provide coaching and leadership to colleagues at every level.


  • Define, communicate and implement Nestle Continuous Excellence rollout plans for the Factory.
  • Responsible for Continuous Improvement Methodology, training, coaching and assessing.
  • Manage the Manufacturing Excellence Organization and allocation of roles and responsibilities for all industrial performance / industrial engineering, focused improvement and goal alignment activities in the factory.
  • Guide the factory floor data standardization, collection, utilization and management to drive continuous improvement.
  • Act as a Change Agent, promoting the vision and the path to Manufacturing Excellence.



  • Bachelors Degree

Experience (Years/Type):

  • 5+ years of leadership experience to include continuous improvement projects and/or coaching in a manufacturing, military or related environment
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, Kaizen and TPM in a manufacturing environment

To our veterans and separated service membersyoure at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl Purina. The skills youve gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope youll consider sharing in our missionyoull join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl Purina home.

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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