Continuous Improvement Manager

Hayward, California
£66558.75 - £126379.45 per year + 0.12
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Production & Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are PepsiCo. We are a diverse group, spread across 200 countries and territories, and united by a shared set of values and goals. You know our name through our amazing portfolio, including Tropicana, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker and Gatorade.

We perform with a purpose. Together, we raise the bar in lean manufacturing practices. We're a think tank, bringing our ideas into action and are determined to find ways to drive efficiencies, improve processes and achieve the highest level of safety… all while meeting the demands of our customers and consumers to deliver the best products. At PepsiCo, we are committed to performing well as individuals and in teams, and to strengthen the company as a whole.

Are you hungry to be a part of the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands? Then now is the time to explore the opportunities of PepsiCo: what makes you unique makes us better.

The Regional TPM Manager is a critical leader for the PepsiCo North American Beverages (NAB) organization. You'll provide high level coordination for the implementation of TPM within the beverage manufacturing locations in the PBNA Western Division of operations, while ensuring all resources are aligned against the priorities of the business including: Safety, Quality, Production Efficiency, Cost and Customer Service.

This role is fundamental in supporting and leading TPM implementation, productivity improvement, and loss elimination initiatives. As a leader, you'll develop training and build individual capability for each of the site TPM pillar leaders in your regions.

Major Action and Support Actions

  • You'll assist the plant leadership in the expanding the implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) principles and Lean-Six Sigma capability tools.
  • Drive continuous TPM Site Phase progression within all TPM Pillars at the sites this role supports. Including the responsibility for supporting Autonomous Maintenance (AM) / Focused Improvement (FI) / Planned Maintenance (PM) / Early Management (EM)/ kaizen Teams within the Western area.
  • You'll be leader of the AM Pillar, working to implement and lead the AM pillar support of integrate AM and Natural Work Teams (NWT) capability. As a key leader of the PM Pillar, you'll also lead and implement PM pillar and maintenance systems development at all supported manufacturing locations.
  • Lead Focused Improvement / LSS efforts and provide guidance to TPM managers and/or other pillar leaders focusing on process capability, throughput, loss and critical metric improvements. Drive team based and data driven culture
  • Maintain communications with other NAB Regions and facilities in sharing standard methodologies to make things happen and capability development consistency
  • Provide strong technical leadership to and partner with the Operations Department to effect improvement on production lines. Participate in development of strategies and in guidance of the operations to achieve proposed business True Efficiency (TE) & Running Efficiency (RE) objectives through loss elimination, technical capability building and job efficiency and involvement.
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role. Please note that all such company vaccine requirements provide the opportunity to request an approved accommodation or exemption under applicable law.

  • Thorough knowledge of processing and packing equipment to effectively lead technical resources to successfully maintain production line equipment to achieve high levels of productivity.
  • Your working knowledge of TPM principles within at least one of the following TPM Pillars: Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, Focused Improvement or Early Management. Additionally, we'll value your experience in leading or managing the TPM implementation a manufacturing location.
  • Strong financial control skills to support plant efforts in successful cost and capital planning performance.
  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to set a vision, manage change, develop personnel and strategically plan for continuous improvement.
  • Your ability to communicate effectively and to influence at all levels of the organization (from operators to Vice President level)
  • Technical understanding of food/beverage manufacturing processes and compliance requirements preferred
  • Ability to travel and ability to work off shifts occasionally
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Safe driving record strongly preferred
  • This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States
  • Degree: Bachelors Degree in Engineering (preferred)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • The expected compensation range for this position is between $81,000 to $135,600 based on a full-time schedule
  • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary
    • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 12% of annual salary paid out annually
  • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement
  • Other benefits, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan


Our 5,500 PepsiCo employees in the UK are the reason for our success. We are committed to recruiting, training and retaining good people.

Company programmes help our employees manage their careers, train for advancement, increase their knowledge and skills and participate in lifestyle and personal development opportunities.To attract and retain the best people, we believe in creating a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, where everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed.

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