The Coca-Cola Company Operational Excellence Digitalization Manager in Lahore, Pakistan
Position Overview: (2-3 sentences)
The role is the main driver of Operational Excellence and is a leadership role within the plant to the Plant GM, a key member of the Plant Leadership Team providing strategic and tactical inputs to all aspects of Operational Excellence and Transformation.
Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities: (Top 5-8 core responsibilities)
Partnering and Value Creation
Conduct Voice of the Customer (internal and external) analysis, focus group discussions, structured interviews and research to identify potential areas for improvement in support of strategies.
Work closely with the Plant GM and Leadership Team, as well as CPS Global Transformation / OE to drive transformational productivity in order to meet growth expectations.
Build a close working relationship with the different CPS Transformation / OE workstreams and participate actively in the global discussions, to ensure effective support to implement global initiatives and programs across the plant.
Provides internal consulting and services on all matters relating to Operational Excellence for the plant.
Facilitate improvement projects based on data analytics
Implementation of OE Key programs and Program Management Office
Ensure the plant comply with agreed global OE standards.
Define and implement a robust assessment plan to bring all functions in the plant to the required Business Excellence maturity levels.
Establish PMO routines to drive improvements including coaching on OE approach, principles and methodologies.
Ensure discipline in the application of OE systems, tools and techniques for continuous improvement across the plant
Serve as part of the CPS Global OE Team to deliver on regional and global OE. initiatives keeping closely connected on recent OE developments and current thinking.
Develop, communicate and implement OE strategies and programs, including the development of the continuous improvement standards, infrastructure, recognition program to build value creation culture.
Provide direction and leadership on issue resolutions and risk mitigation
OE Capability Building and Development
Completing SOEL capability development program.
Coach and train plant associates at all levels on OE principles, systems, tools and methodologies. This includes also 6 Sigma systems and tools.
Identify capability gaps relating to OE and make recommendations and plans to close those gaps.
Develop and deliver sustainable and comprehensive OE training and development curriculum in partnership across all functions.
Jointly develop and implement OE culture improvement plans to ensure the right mindsets & behaviours are adopted and sustained by the plant.
Provide the team with leadership, direction and coaching to achieve objectives and improve performance and capability.
Leading Change Management and influencing organizational culture change, reinforcing behavioural change. Be a consistent role model and develop OE change agents.
Driving Performance Management culture and system at the plant, enabling organizational unity and engagement through enhanced communication and cross functional collaboration (plus enhanced inter-plant collaboration and learning for CPS)
Establish performance review routines to drive improvements, making sure dashboards for performance Review are available and tracked for feedback and escalation.
Using the power of analytics and industry 4.0 techinques to transform the plant’s processes and ability to manage the plant
Driving digitization in operations in order to enhance the experience of our font-line staff, making it easier to get things done, by developing and/or replicating digital solutions as part of the Transformation, enabling real time system connection as much as possible and minimize duplication and re-work.
Sponsor and develop a digital team at the plant and ensure future capability development plan for the team.
Support use cases roll out by identifying low cost automation which are relevant for implementation at the plant.
Once fully deployed, the combined transformation initiatives will result in a modern,
digitally connected, more agile and more productive CPS. Furthermore, our
Accreditation in LEAN and/or 6 Sigma (Black Belt) ; implementation experience required
Project Management certification preferred; significant experience required
MBA qualification desirable
Related Work Experience:
At least 5 years of Food and/or Manufacturing integrated environment work experience with a minimum 3 years of leading Lean/Operational Excellence experience
Project Management experience (in multi-cultural setting preferred)
Proven Lean/OE project implementation leadership experience
Proven track record in managing and developing people and delivering results
Functional Skills: (Top 3-5 critical skills)
Strong Lean-driven Operational Excellence knowledge with proven practical experience in the use and application of lean principles and tools
Proven Project Management capabilities
Excellent Communication and Presentation Skills
Manufacturing Functional knowledge
Technically-savvy with good working knowledge of the Company, computer applications and information systems
Strong data analysis and data-driven decision making
Distinguishing Behavioral Competencies
Focusing on Customer Needs
Understanding the Business
Strategic Thinking and Decision Making
Building and Mobilizing Organizational Talent
Consulting / Business Partnering
Leading Operational Excellence
Baseline Leadership Competencies
Instilling Confidence and Trust
Leveraging and Respecting Others
Differentiating through Innovation
Acting with Integrity
Our Purpose and Growth Culture:
We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.
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