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Operational Excellence Leader

  • Posted: 29 Feb 2024
  • Manufacturing
  • United States
  • On-site

About the job

Danone North America is building a stand alone structure for our Premium Organic Dairy business operations (PD+). The following role is intended to support that business as a ground floor opportunity supporting these exciting brands in a new context.  This is a unique opportunity to join an outstanding business, with the iconic Horizon Organic brand and the innovative Wallaby yogurt brand, a distinctive premium, organic portfolio with a long-lasting strong commitment to sustainability across its value chain. 


At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams. We are currently looking to hire an Operational Excellence Leader based in Salt Lake City, Utah! 


In this role, you will be responsible for:


  • You will work with BU Leader and Maintenance Leader in the development and execution of the Plan for the Day and loss elimination.
  • You will Owns Centerline Management system for the owned areas.  Routinely coaches operators and mechanics on the execution and adherence to this system. Leads process definition to identify Centerline targets and document standards.
  • You will Maintain up to date Centerlines targets and track/check compliance to standard.
  • You will Provide trended data, ad hoc reports as requested by plant teams.
  • You will Efficiency analysis – top losses.  Management of Informance & downtime tracking.  Provide feedback to operators and leads when tagging improvement is necessary. Owns integrity of OEE calculations through Informance and other line event data tracking systems
  • You will Conducts recurring Loss Analysis and partners with Line Lead to develop short term improvement plans

About you

  •  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • You will have a minimum 1 year of related work experience
  • You will Master all appropriate SAP applications and reporting software to refine supply models and work process flows.
  • You Will Own executing SAP transactions within responsibility area.
  • Maintain advanced Excel, PowerPoint, and/or TEKDAN and SAP knowledge.

About us

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, Evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.


Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf