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Process Improvement Leader

Columbia, MO 65203
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Job Description

The Process Improvement Leader (PIL) is responsible for maintaining & improving true efficiency (TE), reducing waste, unlocking production system capabilities, and maintaining operational stability. The PIL develops mastery of the processes they are assigned to and uses that mastery to deliver improved TE, quality, and yield.

Major Tasks, Accountabilities and Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for loss analysis & TE improvement plan development, plan execution leadership, and results tracking
  • Facilitate Lean Six Sigma (LSS) projects throughout the plant
  • Responsible for rapid changeover activities including principles, target setting, and leading successful efforts reducing changeover time to achieve challenging objectives
  • Lead analytical troubleshooting & problem solving
  • Lead Simple Root Cause troubleshooting events with the front-line Employees
  • Deliver effective change leadership - driving business changes while minimizing people impact
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist teams to solve operational issues
  • Motivate and recognize team members to achieve plan goals
  • Lead AM Teams to keep floor equipment maintained and diagnosis defects prior to breakdowns
  • Participate in the Plant 5-year plan construction and execution process
  • Participate as a team member of the FI Team
  • Understand the fundamental tools & methodologies of the following TPM pillars FI, AM, PM, EM
  • Understand the CQV process Commissioning, Qualification, Verification process to support new equipment startups
  • Apply reliability expertise to stabilize and improve the operation, driving variation down and seeking improved TE through the capital, procedural, and operational improvements in both planned and unplanned downtime areas
  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills through leading meetings, facilitating meetings and preparing written plant communications
  • Assist in plant initiatives and direct line supervision as needed
  • Administer policies and procedures
  • Regular and predictable attendance at the worksite
  • Requires regular presence on the plant floor
  • Flexibility to work off-shift and weekends if needed for project support/initiatives
  • This role may require some travel (less than 5%)


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of continuous improvement projects
  • 2 + years of manufacturing experience in a consumer products manufacturing operation preferred
  • Self-motivated results-driven and action-oriented
  • Ability to make independent and sound decisions
  • Ability to conduct assessments and audits and evaluate to measure progress
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of general Finance principles

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

Please view our Pay Transparency Statement","city":"Columbia","state":"Missouri
Posted: 2021-02-09 Expires: 2021-03-12

Performance with Purpose

Out performing ourselves is a rush. That's why we perform with purpose. Together, we blaze new trails, succeed, celebrate and then do something even bigger. We never settle for second best. At PepsiCo we're not just committed to performing well as individuals, but as a team, to strengthen the company as a whole.

Around the world, we're working hard to give people the tastes they crave and the nutrition they need. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. New markets mean new ways of doing business, and new ways of addressing health concerns, cultural differences and environmental challenges. Every day is an adventure, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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