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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Technical Systems Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 21, 2020
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 88332 - Hustopece, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic

<span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Job Summary:

<span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Comic Sans MS"">The Technical Systems Manager is responsible for a) the coordination of the equipment & buildings project implementation b) the oversight of the Maintenance and Electrical/Control departments c) supervision of the Packaging Engineering d) initiating & driving CI-activities at all areas of his responsibility.

<span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Comic Sans MS"">He/She  stays abreast of plant performance trends versus  major KPI goals and leverages all resources from the respective departments, as well as by CI (Continuous Improvement)-activities that improve plant performance and/or to derive need for , & content of, future capital program. He/She develops and manages the overall plant capital budget and the plant maintenance budget. He/She must ensure successful execution of the plant capital program which can include multiple projects with varying scope, timelines and capital expenditures. In parallel he/she has to ensure effective execution of the Planned Maintenance program. The Technical Systems Manager will also ensure that all engineering aspects of projects as well as associated documentation are in compliance with local, Colgate/Hill’s, legal and EOHS regulations. 

<span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Comic Sans MS"">The primary accountabilities of the role include oversight of the project viability, project schedule adherence, project cost containment, technology transfer and corporate EOHS and Quality standards compliance.

<span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Comic Sans MS"">He/She will build relationships with R&D (S&T), Division and Subsidiary business and Supply Chain management, Global & European SC Engineering, Global & EU Packaging, <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">EOHS, Quality and FP&R <span style="font-family:"Comic Sans MS"">departments, as well as outside consultants and suppliers to ensure the business and technical objectives of all projects are satisfied.

<span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Comic Sans MS"">The Technical Systems Manager manages engineering and maintenance staff.  He/she ensures adequate staffing to perform the assigned functions and manages the operating budget for these functions.

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<span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Essential Job functions:

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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Technical/Continuous Improvement - Ensures the integrity of process or packaging equipment specifications, layouts/designs, electrical and controls requirements and project documentation. Stays abreast of latest technical developments and identifies potential applications for manufacturing continuous improvement. Utilizes risk analysis, evaluate vertical integration possibilities and conduct benchmarking.
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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Project Management - Provides the support to deliver all the GSC initiatives as planned. Ensures the right priorities are assigned to the various projects and resources are adequate and focused.  Monitors project progress, modify plans and initiate corrective actions based on feedback and changes.  Provides support and guidance to engineers in managing projects.  Communicates and manage issues/risks with corporate/divisional leadership.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Bid Process – Communicates the importance of the bid review process with engineers and ensures the integrity of the process.  Reviews bid package contents with engineers and conduct final review for vendor selection with Purchasing.
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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">On-going Vendor Management and Factory Acceptance  Testing – Ensures appropriate protocols are followed for ongoing vendor management and shop testing/factory acceptance testing.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Financial Management – Develops/implements facility Capital Budget. Ensures programs meet financial hurdles prescribed by corporate on % savings contribution, Return on Investment (ROI) and pay back period (DPP). Reviewsupdates and approves Work Orders. Monitors ongoing project cost and adherence to budget and cash spending plan. Supports and manages facility operational budgets, including buildings, utilities, security, etc., consistent with the role of the engineering function
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Asset Management – Responsible for the timely capitalization of assets, management of surplus equipment and use of global idle equipment databases for capital avoidance.  Reviews and analyzes plant process capacity data and identifies bottlenecks.  Develops five year site masterplan in partnership with Director of Manufacturing.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> EOHS/Quality/FP&R Compliance – Ensures all projects are in compliance with appropriate Colgate standards and local regulations. Reviews and follows up on consumer complaint information.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Production –Ensures appropriate EMO’s (Experimental Manufacturing Orders) are conducted to verify that process/equipment meets design specification and that personnel are trained appropriately. Ensures expected Cp/CpK and Asset Utilization is achieved on all projects.  Develop site contingency plans in partnership with Director of Manufacturing and Corporate Risk Management.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Technology Transfer – Ensures learnings on projects are appropriately captured, communicated and applied.  Appropriate involvement in selected Continuous Improvement Reviews (CIR’s), Risk Analyses CIP’s/FMEA’s, Communities of Practice etc.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Site Visual Control – Together with Director of Manufacturing develops and implements site visual communication and control plan.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Team Building – Provides coaching and mentoring to technical team while developing relationships with others in key functional areas. Celebrates project success with teams involved in project execution and administration.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Project Negotiation Negotiates with and influences divisional and category management regarding resources and project direction on behalf of project teams. Monitors project/program progress, challenges assumptions and data to improve results, modifies plans, and take necessary corrective actions. Negotiates with vendors/suppliers regarding delivery schedules, cost and change control.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Maintenance Management – Implements preventive and predictive maintenance programs.  Provides adequate tools and training necessary to implement those programs.  Utilizes computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) for equipment lifecycle optimization, cost control, crewing optimization and continuous improvement. Ensures spare parts stock and inventory levels are managed to divisional financial goals. Develop and negotiate site maintenance contracts.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Processing Engineering Management – Works in close collaboration with Process Engineer for supervising the processing parameters during regular production, in order to solve irregular and systemic issues. Comes in contact with S&T on  ad-hoc and periodic basis to align with process & product specifications.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Packaging Engineering Management – Responsible to identify irregular equipment or procedural issues  during production in the packaging lines.  Optimizes changeover practices and identifies opportunities for ongoing improvements. Initiates and supervises the continuous improvement activities. Develops the AM & PM standard maintenance and operating procedures. 
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  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">People Management - Directs the continuous improvement of the Engineering and Maintenance staff by selecting, recruiting, developing, and retaining highly competent people.  Develops and implements performance evaluations, career development opportunities, and succession planning programs for the department.  Defines and implements changes to the organizational structure as needed to achieve goals.
  • <span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Education:

    <span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">University (bachelor's / master's degree) of

    <span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Comic Sans MS"">technical or engineering specialization

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    <span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience:

    <span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">5-10 years of experience in project management/ engineering with production management experience in the field of feed / food production.

    <span style="font-family:"72",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience with team management.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

    Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

    Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

    HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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