General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie's Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You've come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.
General Mills is seeking a Zero Loss Culture (ZLC) Leader. The ZLC Leader will be responsible for driving the integration of the site pillars and become the site primary point of contact within the region. The leader will be responsible for the right understanding and deployment of ZLC pillars (Autonomous Maintenance (AM), Planned Maintenance (PM), Organization (ORG), Focused Improvement (FI), Health Safety Environment (HSE), Food Safety and Quality (FSQ), Work Process Improvement (WPI), Leadership (LDR), Supply Network (SN), Early Management (EM), Learning and Development (L&D) across the plant including tools, best practices, standards, behaviors, coaching and training materials; will ensure proper alignment with the Plant Leadership Team on activities and results; and coordinate across the plant pillar owners and pillar teams. The ZLC leader will also be responsible for establishing standards and appropriately merging current practices to global standard expectations. The central focus of this role is to model, coach, build capabilities and develop the behaviors, standards, and leadership skills that are required to drive sustained World Class manufacturing performance through the consistent application of ZLC across site. The role involves site manufacturing plant leadership, ownership of content development and governance, and capability building that meets the implementation pace required for the site.
Acting as the expert, the Leader will watch externally and internally any potential best practices that could be redeployed and may also run ad-hoc shop floor workshops defined to support capability building efforts.
General Mills is seeking talent throughout the United States.
Plant Zero Loss Culture deployment:
Support the Plant Manager to drive and lead ZLC and ensure enrollment and alignment across the site.
Drive & support implementation of ZLC standards across all pillars with the standardized global expectations
Connect with the plant manager and regional pillar leads, drive integration and understand and deliver training needs and standards
Champion Leadership, Planned Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, Organizational Excellence and Learning & Development Pillars for the site
Ensure consistent application of Pillar standards
Provide ZLC and pillar expertise that will help the site accelerate implementation pace
Continuously improve our process/methods, share best practices, ensure that the current approach incorporates best in class benchmarks
Builds organization capability by inspiring, leading, developing, coaching site leaders and teams
Work Across with regional teams on any ZLC training needs
Develop, lead and coach site pillar leaders and pillar teams
Enroll plant population and focus on culture development to work differently
Build capability in work process, rigor, delivering results, and support the cascading master planning process
Provide current state assessment and gap management process for site pillars, provide direction and support plants through coaching of standards
Provide content development, training and role modeling, health checks and governance
Perform health checks and audits for the plants to ensure they meet their plans
Build relationships with regional pillar owners and collaborate on best practice implementation
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field required
Minimum of 7 years direct experience as an operational practitioner of Pillar Methodology & processes; proven success as a highly effective influencer, change agent and coach; 10 years of experience preferred
In-depth mastery of pillar processes and methodology
Demonstrated ability to successfully apply systems knowledge across a variety of plant cultures, product platforms
Demonstrated coaching effectiveness and ability to inspire and influence change across organizational boundaries
Fluency and belief in zero loss culture elements
Manufacturing/Operating Department manager experience
Experience in a business facing and/or proven understanding of end to end supply chain and business connection
Track record of delivering outstanding results
Prior experience inspiring, leading and motivating a team to achieve results
Ability to influence internal partners to decisions that enable business result
Experience interacting with multiple business functions
Exposure to inspiring, leading and motivating people in a ZLC environment
Experience in high performance work system and/or transforming building high performance work system and teams
Manufacturing experience in at least two technical functions: Manufacturing Operations, Engineering, or any additional technical field
Certifications: Lean manufacturing, CI, TPM, Six Sigma a plus
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