For more than 100 years, Purina has led the charge in revolutionizing pet food production and its ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. Nestle Purina has a large presence in Oklahoma City (OKC) with one of our dry pet food factories located just 10 miles outside of downtown in Edmond. Having served as a production facility for many years in this area as producers of Dog Chow®, Puppy Chow®, Beneful® and Purina ONE® brands, we have left a big paw print on this charming western city.
As the Assistant Production Manager, you will provide support to Production Management that will help facilitate continuous cost reduction and process improvement efforts at the plant level. You will use computer based technologies, statistical techniques, data analysis, and Nestle Industrial Performance tools. Your recommendations will impact efficiency, cost reduction, and waste reduction throughout the plant. You will be a key contributor to our TPM pillars.
Motivate and coach production team to attain high levels of performance
Coordinate all activities with Maintenance, Engineering, and Quality Assurance to ensure that all goals are achieved
Assist Operations Management in regards to supervision and management of production areas as needed
Analyze plant floor data and provide feedback that will enable process improvements
Work with plant management to identify cost saving initiatives
Provide problem solving expertise by identifying root causes for problem areas and recommending solutions
Identify best practices and provide training to enable process improvements and reduce changeover times
2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing, production, military or related environment
2+ years’ management leadership experience
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