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Associate Manufacturing Excellence Manager

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

**Position Summary**

For more than 30 years, our Management Development Associate program has developed our future leaders. This program allows you to embark on a personal and professional development experience a classroom can’t offer.

Joining Nestlé Purina as an Associate Manufacturing Excellence Manager in the Management Development Program means you're joining our factory family at a management level to play a key role in training, coaching, and assessing factory personnel on focused improvement. The role also handles traditional Industrial Performance / Industrial Engineering responsibilities and supports continuous improvement activities in the factory. Following from there, you’ll experience a unique breadth of work within your functional area and focus on becoming a domain expert at the factory you’re assigned to.

Why a leadership developmental role with us versus somewhere else? Taking the manufacturing excellence path of our Management Development Associate program is a full-time position that puts you on the fast track to management on the manufacturing side of our business. You are the future leader.


+ Responsible for managing industrial performance activities in the factory, including Nestle manufacturing performance metrics.

+ Continuous improvement project support and leadership, including the delegated supervision of employees allocated to those assignments.

+ Responsible for leading the Focused Improvement pillar within the factory

+ Perform regular focused improvement assessment to ensure the correct application of methods, coaching, and knowledge sharing.

+ Support and direct coaching for all Nestle Continuous Excellence pillars to drive world class manufacturing


+ Must be open to relocation to one or more of our 23 production facilities across the U.S.

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Business Management, or related field

+ 3+ years of continuous improvement experience or process improvement experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment

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It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Associate Manufacturing Excellence Manager

Full time
Edmond, OK

Published on 11/26/2021

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