Lean Transformation Manager in Bohemia, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 8/28/2018

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Job Description

Company Description  

For more than 70 years, The Nature’s Bounty Co. has enriched the lives of consumers around the world and stood as the leader in health and wellness by introducing innovative products and solutions to the marketplace. Putting science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business, the brands of The Nature’s Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world. Always motivated by nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health, our vision for health and wellness has inspired leading brands such as Nature’s Bounty®, Sundown Naturals®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Ester-C®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Balance®, Body Fortress®, Puritan’s Pride® and Organic Dr.®, among others. As a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition and ethical beauty products, The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms.

Job Description  

As a member of the plant leadership team, the High Performance System (HPS) Leader will partner with the Plant Manager in order to develop the plant's Master Plan and coordinate the successful execution of that plan. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Coordinate the building of HPS capabilities and ensure the development and execution of the plant's zero loss journey focused on mitigating all types of losses at the site
Deploy and sustain the foundational elements of the HPS at the site. The Site HPS Leader will report on dotted line basis to the Sr. HPS Leader, who provides direction on priorities and ensures proper deployment of established pillar methodology
Partner with the plant leadership team to conduct the site loss analysis and lead the development and execution of the plant Master Plan, implementing Systems and Tools to address site key losses
Align with corporate HPS Leadership on the proper deployment and assessment of HPS systems to address losses and build sustainable capability in the plant
Ensure plant Pillar coaching visits and assessments are coordinated as a support to the site Pillar leadership and in line with the HPSplant deployment strategy 
Drive a high performance culture in the site through visible servant leadership, promotions and other forms of communication
Lead or coach focused improvement activities and teams to reduce or eliminate targeted losses
Develop and communicate the plant scorecard and coach the team in analyzing trends and improving plant KPIs 
Rollout and maintain a highly effective daily direction setting (DDS) routine at a site, business and operating team levels
As part of the site Master Plan, deploy Pillar methodology aligned with reduced or eliminate targeted losses
Coach the effective implementation of standard work practices as defined by the HPS Pillar methodology
Proactively seek feedback for system and tool effectiveness at the plant and work collaboratively with the HPS structure to continuously improve standards and methodology


5+ years of experience in Manufacturing environment
Experience using modern Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN, TPM, 6 Sigma, TQM) highly preferred
Good knowledge of TPM and/or High Performance Organization Systems
Thorough understanding of the business and all manufacturing plant functions
Demonstrated experience and passion for working with people to help them run their operations at ever improving levels of performance
Functional or Operational Leadership Experience
Bachelor’s degree (BS) in a scientific or engineering field. 
Formal training in Operational Excellence methods such as LEAN, TPM, 6 Sigma
Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines, and to coach others on doing the same
Passion for building capabilities in others
Strong change management agent experience
Project management experience, including the demonstrated ability to create project timeline and to make such a timeline get delivered on time
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) with excellent influencing ability
Highly energetic with a desire to engage in floor activities to support capability building events

Additional Information  

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more!

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our on-line job postings.