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WCM Operational Excellence Manager

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Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Louisa VA, US Vancouver WA, US Denton TX, US DK Hj?rring, DK Aalborg, DK

Company: Tetra Pak


At Tetra Pak we touch millions of people’s lives every day, ensuring better nutrition and healthier lifestyles through safe packaging and food processing  solutions. Guided by our global brand promise, PROTECTS WHAT´S GOOD, we strive to make a difference by protecting food, people and our futures. To do this we need more than smart technology.  We need smart people too. People like you, who wants to work with people like us. 

WCM Operational Excellence Manager


In this position, you will be responsible to drive continuous improvement in our Straw business in the factory. This individual will have the opportunity to interface with all levels of the organization and will lead the implementation of the WCM strategy throughout the factory. This position will report to the Factory Manager. 
The position is based in Louisa, VA. USA
You will be required to travelling 5% of your time. 
Tetra Pak is considering relocation for internal employees for this position.

What you will do


As a WCM Operational Excellence Manager you will:


  • Drive implementation of WCM – In conjunction with management establish and support organizational structure including steering group, pillar members, and working groups
  • Lead improvement teams to drive improvements.
  • Lead development and utilization of visual management.
  • Ensure data integrity and reliability to support KPI strategy
  • Support Employee involvement & training in WCM
  • Motivate and empower people through positive attitude and stimulate change utilizing change management techniques
  • Drive benchmarking of process improvements and best practice sharing
  • Coordinate WCM promotion and events including preparation for audits and awards
  • Maintain systems for WCM training / auditing
  • Develop, drive, and execute the local WCM Master Plan
  • Execute the defined action plans based on the quarterly assessments
  • Understand and contribute towards cost reduction and stated KPI's
  • Participate and actively contribute to global WCM pillar and forum teams
  • Report master plan, status and KPI’s to global forums

Who you are


We believe you have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Previous WCM experience required
  • Strong background in change management required
  • Six Sigma and lean manufacturing background preferred
  • Ability to coach and train individuals and teams in WCM methodologies and tools required
  • Ability to audit processes to capture opportunities for improvement required
  • Experience with Tetra Pak Straw manufacturing processes preferred
  • SAP experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills required
  • Strong computer skills required

We offer you


  • Variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
  • Culture that pioneers spirit of innovation where our engineering genius drives visible result
  • Equal opportunity employment experience that values difference and diversity
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements

Apply now!


If you are inspired to share our responsibility of protecting food to protecting the planet, please submit your resume in English through our careers page on www.jobs.tetrapak.com
This job posting expires on June 26, 2021.



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