Senior Production Excellence Leader (279950)

Memphis, TN
United States
Job Description

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Production Excellence Leader will provide technical expertise to contribute to the development of production excellence processes and management systems focused on driving operational performance and value add across manufacturing plants. In this role, you will use your knowledge to execute key operational processes to achieve identified metrics.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversee operations by analyzing and developing recommendations regarding failures and lost production, identify and implement solutions to improve the system, standard work and processes.

  • Deploy technology solutions considering overall safety standards, food safety, quality, capacity, reliability, production excellence, continuous improvement, environmental and costs constraints.

  • Implement and optimize production excellence processes and components.

  • Lead and implement proactive maintenance and reliability, production excellence and continuous improvement activities for a less complex site or a single more complex department.

  • Foster the alignment of local and departmental stakeholders including operations, environmental and supply chain.

  • Asses organization readiness and implement process improvement processes and procedures.

  • Oversee the execution of measurement processes and monitor progress to identify variances and needed corrections.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical gap assessment and solution identification

  • Project management experience

  • Experience creating complex tests and analysis

  • Lean six sigma green belt certification 

Posting Details

This position is located in Memphis, TN; relocation support may be provided. 


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet


United States