Head of Technical & Production, East Region

Stamford, CT, United States
Nov 03, 2016
Mar 23, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestlé Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Retail, Technical & Production, Supply Chain
and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

We are currently seeking a Head of Technical & Production for our East Region to office out of our Stamford, CT headquarters as the preference but other locations throughout the region will be considered.  This role will have overall technical and production ownership and strategic leadership of 9 factories in Maine, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida with 9 Factory Managers as direct reports.  This role will ensuring the safety of our people, achieve competitive cost, steady progress on Asset intensity and ultimately delight our consumers by delivering high quality of our products and services to plan. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to manage at a high level, but staying tuned in to all levels of employees and their needs.

  • Provide autonomy to Factory Managers to run their business, but having the ability to coach and course correct as needed.

  • Strong TPM/NCE (Nestlé Continuous Excellence) knowledge and sponsorship, fostering compliance, goal alignment and utilizing advanced practices like Lean to achieve results. 

  • Work in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders in the identification of functional, organizational and/or procedural opportunities and bring about swift and effective solutions within the Region.

  • Engage and inspire at all levels of the Technical & Production organization in the region.

  • Ensure development of Region employees through career management coaching and training. 

  • Disseminate corporate culture and management principles at all levels.

  • Align, develop and resource technical management organizational structures to support Operations Management System and ensure smooth succession planning.  

  • Demonstrate strong ownership on environmental stewardship and continuing to build community relationships.

  • Develop and maintain high technical standards for all products and processes in NWNA's portfolio to achieve first time right (quality measure) and zero loss.

  • Contribute to the evaluation of both operational and strategic management options in the Region.  

  • Support preparation of policies and procedures for the local Business Management which includes the support of the Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) Model and Total Performance Management (TPM) Methodologies to ensure all factories are on target for respective implementation and glide paths.

Key Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical) Required 
  • 10-12 years of experience progressively leading multiple locations simultaneously
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%-60% of the time regionally
  • Successful implementing TPM/NCE through empowerment of people
  • Successful experience of managing several factories and leading a team with direct report responsibility with transformational results
  • Mentor and coach with a proven track record of developing people
  • Effective in leading sustainable change
  • Knowledge of Technical and Production, Materials Management and Material Handling 

Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company.  Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna.  Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf.  We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America.  As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?