Manufacturing Excellence Expert


Position Snapshot
Location: Bryanston

Company: Nestlé

Full time employment

Relevant National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree preferably Engineering (Industrial, Chemical or


Strong Practical experience in leading and coaching Continuous Improvement programs (3 years+), preferably experienced in several pillars

Position Summary
Nestlé is so much more than the world’s #1 food and beverage company.  We are committed to helping our communities to live healthier and happier lives, and as such we are looking for a Market Manufacturing Excellence Expert to join our team in Bryanston. The Market Manufacturing Excellence Expert supports Technical & Production Team to achieve World-Class Manufacturing Excellence by leveraging Manufacturing practices to improve business results in a continuous and sustainable manner and ultimately help Nestlé and the market become a Lean Enterprise.

The Market Manufacturing Excellence Expert consistently drives the implementation of Nestle Continious Excellence and standards in manufacturing across the Market ensuring the alignment with NCE initiatives (TPM, incl. FI, AM, PM, etc.)

A day in the life of…
MEA at Nestle:

Strategic plan development and management
Establish adequate competencies for Manufacturing Excellence in the Market:

Stewards , trains, supports and coaches Factory Leadership Teams in the NCE in Manufacturing competencies (e.g.GA, FI, LVS, AM) and applicable manufacturing standards
Develops competency of Market team, supporting them to apply methodologies to improve and sustain results (e.g. all NCE methodologies, Value Added Activities,  Workload studies, etc.)
Drive the TPM implementation by supporting the Factory Managers, Manufacturing Excellence Business Partners and Market Pillars Leaders
Lead and coach the Market Pillar Leaders.  Motivate and empower people through positive attitude
Stimulate change in traditional mind set towards “Zero”
Support the factories in resources availability
Support the Market Manufacturing Excellence Manager on organizing TPM Study Tours and Workshops
Coach the factory manager and Manufacturing Excellence Business Partners in terms of TPM and NCE Practices
Coordinate TPM trainings at market level and cascade to the factory level
Support the planning, resources and location definition processes of the corporate training activities in line with the Market ME Managers / Zone ME Manager to close key TPM competency gaps

Lead the Promotion Campaign for TPM in the Market /Region
Ensure an overall understanding of the different TPM pillars and how they integrate through the TPM master plan to deliver the improved results
Calibration of assessments and step/phase audits between factories to assure thorough TPM implementation
What will make you successful
Academic: Degree (preferrably in Engineering)
Factory experience (3 years +), preferable acting as Manufacturing Excellence Coordinator/Manager or Production/Maintenance Manager
Strong Practical experience in leading and coaching Continuous Improvement programs (3 years+), preferably experienced in several pillars
Experience of program management
Experience of working with management;
Leading and coaching problem-solving activities (basic, intermediate and complex problem-solving methodologies including: Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification and SMED projects;
Experience in leading complex change or transformation programs;