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Mars Wrigley Confectionery is looking for an Industrial Engineer-Copack in Hackettstown, NJ.
This role develops and implements the External Manufacturing copack supply strategy for the Mars Wrigley Confectionery Business under the direction of the External Manufacturing Industrial Engineer to drive overall excellence in customer service, growth, and value within EMT. The position will identify and evaluate financial opportunities and recommend solutions that will drive overall pipeline effectiveness and continuous improvement. The position will also drive timely implementation of these initiatives at our copackers.
Copack Growth/Profit Strategy (1-5 Year Horizon)
Assist in analysis of new ideas for feasibility and financial viability
Assist in evaluation of customization requests
5 Year capacity and capability analysis
Support in the development of value leadership and efficiency improvements in the copack network including network optimization and CI within the copack sites.
Develop, evaluate and recommend optimal supply solutions for new market activities affecting copack in partnership with the Regional IE community
Represent supply in partnership with the Regional IE community in the relevant key innovation platforms through AB/IR gate. Ensure smooth transition to designated production site.
Tactical Supply Execution
Maintain tight and timely communication links across the EMT network
Monitor performance and execution of approved activities
Recommend and implement tools to monitor and optimize supply performance
Maintain accurate catalogue of process, product and packaging capabilities relevant to leveraging existing platforms for growth
Identify and recommend methods to alleviate constraints on equipment and output
Lead tactical capacity and utilization scenarios
Make vs. buy analysis of in-house vs. contracted manufacturing
Coordinate with EMT and supply planning to address short term supply risks
Provide Project Engineers with target line metrics for capital installations
Assist plants in developing and monitoring project startup curves
Provide input to Regional and Global Reports
In conjunction with Finance and Procurement, identify and contribute to the ideation and execution of COGS activities
Context and Scope
The jobholder acts with high level of standing alone, within the global and regional standard guidelines and OGSM/FAB. Strong knowledge expertise in the area of Industrial Engineering is an essential pre-requisite. There are interfaces with the EMT Leadership Team, Logistics Director, Supply Planning Director, Segment and Site IEs, Engineers, and with the cross-functional business teams.
Bachelors degree in Engineering or Business is required.
4+ years of related work experience (Operations Line Manager, Site Industrial Engineer, Project Engineer, Logistics Manager, and/or Supply Chain Management)
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time
Successful completion of a drug and background screen
Degree in Industrial Engineering is preferred
MBA or advanced degree is preferred
5 to 7 years of related work experience (Operations Line Manager, Site Industrial Engineer, Project Engineer, Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Management)
Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Financial Awareness and Business Model
Strong analytical, communication, and influencing skills
Relocation assistance is not available for this role.
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