JR Plant Industrialization Manager at Danone North America in West Jordan, Utah

Posted in Management 27 days ago.

Job Description:

About the job


At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams. We are looking for aJR Plant Industrialization Manager in our West Jordan, Utah manufacturing plant.

In this role you will support the manufacturing operations in executing testing for validation and specification conformity of packaging, ingredients, and finished product. The primary focus will be on industrialization of packaging, product, productivity, innovation, and renovation projects at the manufacturing facility. The Junior PIM will work closely with the Plant Industrialization Manager on prioritization of projects and testing requirements.

Additionally you will:

  • Collect, enter, analyze, and summarize test data as it relates to analytical and dimensional packaging and finished product tests.

  • Operate and maintain analytical bench test equipment for packaging.

  • Perform analysis according to plan of control and/or material non-conformities. Document findings, analyze the trends, and put together quality action plans.

  • Support and lead innovation/renovation plant trials.

    • Ensures pre-trial tasks are completed and aligned to with clearly defined success criteria, internal and external trial resource availability, test material-ingredient arrival into plant and validate within specification.

    • Trial leader during the actual trial ensuring objectives are being met within approved downtime schedule and manage root cause / next steps if breakdowns occur.

    • Ensure post-trial tasks are completed and aligned to: provide Industrial results to be included in final R&D trial report including: success criteria results, data collection summary, recommendation on next steps/needs, and elevate any risks identified.

    • Other post-trial tasks: document trial material-ingredient consumption and provide cost summary of trial, sample/pallet shipment coordination, and ongoing test material inventory management.

    • Provide expertise and/or utilize subject matter experts in troubleshooting issues during trials and Stage 3 final validation.

  • Coordinate all sample shipments of materials, white mass, etc. to external sites.
  • Help ensure compliance to Danone and Regulatory Quality Systems schemas; e.g. FSSC 22000, PrP, TDH/FDA, Danone Audits

  • Support Quality systems: e.g the plant ISO and HACCP initiatives.

  • Support development of quality SOPs and ensure QARs are followed up as it relates to materials.

  • Train the operational teams when needed on quality related topics such as GMP, quick hits and also support the development of quality SOPs and OPL (one point lessons) and ensure that quality action reports are followed up.

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About you


The following combination of education and experience is required for this position.

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Engineering, Microbiology or closely related field. Non-degreed candidates will be considered if exhibited 5+ years technical plant / analytical lab experience.

  • You are exceptionally organized and self-disciplined to accommodate the management of concurrent multiple projects and priorities.

  • You have ability to rapidly assess, analyze, and quickly resolve complicated quality problems with little initial information or direction and with varying degrees of ambiguity.

  • You are adaptable to changing project scopes and priorities; and remains solution oriented through change.

  • You have ability to influence others and be a team player; interacting with various levels of plant and corporate personnel.

  • You have strong "self-management" skills and be comfortable working with minimal supervision.

  • You are willing to work flexible schedules as needed to support 7-day per week, 24-hour per day production facilities. Work schedules could include occasional off-shift or weekend work.

  • You have excellent communication (written and verbal), leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • You have a solid understanding of food safety regulations - PMO, 3A and FDA Food Safety knowledge / experience required.

  • You have functional use of Microsoft Office.

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About us


At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of the largest Certified B Corp in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

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