The Wrigley Company is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, lollipops and chocolate. The company has operations in more than 40 countries and distributes its world-famous brands in more than 180 countries. Three of these brands - Juicy Fruit®, Wrigley's Spearmint®, and Altoids® - have heritages stretching back more than a century. Other well-loved brands include Orbit®, Extra®, Starburst®, Doublemint®, Skittles®, Freedent®, Airwaves®, Life Savers®, Eclipse®, and Winterfresh®. Wrigley is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, a private, family-owned company founded in 1911. Mars, Incorporated is one of the world's largest food companies, generating global revenues of 30 billion dollars annually and producing some of the world's leading brands in six segments that include Chocolate, Drinks, Food, Petcare, Symbioscience and Wrigley.
Primary objective is to provide analytic support to Wrigley Supply Leadership (i.e. SLT and SC regions) to determine business and operations opportunities in alignment with the business strategy(s) and drive overall excellence in the re-invention of our existing technology base. The position will identify and evaluate manufacturing opportunities and recommend solutions that will drive overall supply chain effectiveness improvement. In addition, this position will provide manufacturing analysis using lean methodologies that will enable growth through the systematic approach of redefining our current state of manufacturing into the future state. This position will also facilitate the deployment of lean principles and tools across the manufacturing network.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Applies LEAN manufacturing approach, tools, and techniques to all industrial engineering activity. Responsible for performing Lean analysis of Wrigley manufacturing systems through an end to end approach using existing tools such as Value Stream Mapping, PDCA, Six Sigma, etc.
•Conducts and co-ordinates studies and analysis to identify and quantify opportunities or shortfalls in value stream operational and/or direct cost financial performance.
•Collects, analyzes, and reports Key Performance Indicators at value stream, facility, and enterprise level, creating and leading KPI based action plans for performance improvement.
•Utilize mathematical and/or statistical modeling techniques to identify problems and develop solutions. Delivers manufacturing modeling to define current and future state for ideal manufacturing flow. Identifies "focus" areas of development to unlock capability.
•Responsible for performing operational analysis working with regions and factories for seeking cost saving opportunities and development of benchmarks/metrics and implements process for capturing information and reporting on an on-going basis. Further, works with the Supply Chain Analyst (Finance) to capture savings.
•Prepares operational analyses for long term capital planning working globally with regions.
•Provide analysis and data on bottleneck capacity analysis for each process function for evaluation of potential capacity constraints.
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering
- Advanced degree desirable
- Lean management experience and/or business process change management
- Industrial Engineering degree
- 5 years in the following:
- Lean implementation/facilitation skills – 5 years desired
- Knowledge of internal manufacturing and major business processes
- Significant change management experience
- Multi-functional experience/Broad perspective
- Statistical, financial and manufacturing modeling experience
- Business Financials & Performance
- Supply Chain Management
- Production Processes
- Corporate Capital Management Processes
- 10 years of experience preferred
- Conflict Management
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Excellent Communication Skills
- Problem Solving
- Building Effective Teams
- Integrity and Trust
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Drive for Results
The Wrigley Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
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