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Operational Excellence Manager

Other | Claremont, NC, United States

AdvancePierre Foods, a leader in the food industry, is a rapidly growing company that values a talented, diverse and dedicated workforce. We have an opening for Operational Excellence Manager. Our rapid growth allows us to provide a wide array of developmental opportunities, and we reward associates who are results-oriented, live up to their commitments, and who can align their work activities with the goals of the organization.



The Operational Excellence Manager will be responsible for coordinating and strategically leading operational performance improvement within the plant.


  • Drive cost reduction throughout operations organization
  • Maintenance of Operational Excellence Program
  • Lead plant improvement project teams to drive cost reduction
  • Evaluate key performance metrics within plant in order to make recommendations for cost improvement
  • Facilitate brainstorming with plant employees at all levels to drive ideas and pipeline projects
  • Provide and grow expertise in analysis based on data driven decision making, including effective collection and monitoring of metrics used to assess, prioritize and select improvement projects.
  • Report on performance of projects at facilities of responsibility
  • Other projects as necessary


  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills that build productive relationships and influences others, both within the business and across organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to put in place a program of action, develop comprehensive training programs at all levels, complete with accountability and follow-through to achieve required results
  • Must have a strong track record of collaborating effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives.
  • Demonstrated application of World Class manufacturing principles, achieving operational and maintenance excellence.
  • Previous experience with applying lean and Six Sigma methods in operations would be very beneficial and a consideration in selection.
  • Some travel will be required to support the plant sites in developing expertise on continuous improvement / lean methodology


  • Bachelorís Degree in Engineering, Business, Food Science, or related field is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years related business process analysis and improvement experience, which includes two (2) or more years facilitation/leadership experience reflecting measurable improvements and lean transformations.
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to effectively multi task in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

If you are interested in this great opportunity with a competitive salary, please apply now!


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