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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:  FP&R (Continuous Improvement) Area Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 24, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 115982 - Kansas City, Kansas, United States

At Hill’s we have a purpose, every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and the best and brightest people.

If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply!

 

The plant will be located in Tonganoxie, KS - just 15 minutes away from Kansas City and Lawrence.

 

As the FP&R Continuous Improvement) Area Leader you will be responsible for developing and leading continuous improvement initiatives as established by the FP&R guidelines for all systems to improve the plant’s quality, productivity, and reliability. Will also have primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective KPI’s, lead process and packaging improvements in reliability, waste, product quality, safety, and cost per pound. In addition this position will supervise performance & mass balances, and make recommendations for optimizing performance and quality.

 

What will you do?

  • Develop and handle the continuous improvement systems, following FP&R guidelines and standard by conducting regular data driven CI reviews, coordinating multi-functional evaluations of CI projects through ROI, Continuous Improvement Plans (CIP) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and lead CI project timelines to achieve optimization initiatives.
  • Identify training needs for the facility in the areas of process improvement, technical knowledge, problem solving, SOPs, SPI, PPMs, OPLs, etc.
  • Incorporate FP&R, GMPs, Visual Workplace, Lean Manufacturing and reliability engineering in CI planning and systems.
  • Lead the development of process improvements and optimization (throughput, yield, quality, and cost.).
  • Assist in achievement of plant KPI’s by working with Team Leaders to translate business needs into daily operations and create technical solutions.
  • Establish and maintain effective Key Performance Indicator (KPI) measurement and SPI’s for the plant, tracking and reporting tools, and establishes corrective action for continuous improvement.
  • Establish, maintain, audit and analyze Shop Floor data structure.
  • Support plant and QA in identifying quality defects and driving resolution internally and with suppliers to improve material quality
  • Implement specific standardization, simplification and margin improvement projects and integrate external CI Best Practices
  • Responsible for managing capital expenditure budgets and delivering continuous improvement projects that reduce manufacturing variances.
  • Function as an Operations Team Leader on occasion in order to maintain Production Floor perspective.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, Agricultural), Food Science or a related engineering or scientific field.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in a manufacturing, production or operations environment.
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience demonstrating FP&R principles and Lean Six Sigma processes, Continuous Improvement Plans and establishing key performance indicators.

 

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.

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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