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Continuous Improvement Manager

West Hills, California 91304
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Manager, Continuous Improvement

West Hills, CA


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

The Manager, Continuous Improvement is responsible for leading complex organizational continuous improvement and lean activities across Pharmavite's Supply Chain and other enterprise functions. This role is expected to generate financial impact of $10M+ for the entire enterprise by leading all supply chain cost savings activities and conducting systematic analyses across the entire enterprise to find opportunities in the areas of cost reduction, working capital improvement, productivity gains, and enhancements of throughput. Leads multiple teams and creates metrics and program governance to ensure sustainable results. Subject matter expert in process and Focused Improvement efforts, both leading events and training others on facilitation techniques and Focused Improvement process. Responsible for the development of key Supply Chain and Enterprise dashboards to monitor the health of existing processes. Manages team of Continuous Improvement Site Leaders and Program Manager across Pharmavite locations.

At Pharmavite, every employee has a stake in bringing the gift of health to life. We never shy away from disruptive innovation and tough challenges, because we're making real nutrition accessible to consumers everywhere in new and different ways. And because we know every nutriment we make matters, we have to make sure each one is just right before we make it ready for use. With this great responsibility comes the satisfaction that your contribution makes a real and significant difference.


Critical contributions this role will deliver:

  • Managing staff across multiple locations to deliver the department's strategy, operating plan and short-term objectives. Collaboratively creating development plans and coaching individuals in achieving them. Working within the people management systems in the Company to develop others (performance management, rewards and selection process).
  • Coach direct and indirect reports on performance/results management (PDCA) thought process.
  • Identifies and quantifies business improvement and profitability opportunities throughout Pharmavite and supports on-going operational excellence.
  • Manages the prioritization and planning for operational improvement and profitability opportunities throughout the year.
  • Provides overall project planning and management support across the Operations organization.
  • Supports annual planning and budgeting activities. 

The ideal candidate is able to drive significant change within the organization/site. Who is ready to lead at a higher level with strong team and collaboration skills. At the same time, you enjoy working with and motivating others to success -- regardless of reporting lines, and are comfortable operating with senior management. 

You'll be most successful in this role if you have:

  • Demonstrated leadership of large cross-functional initiatives around loss elimination activities from an influence position.
  • Deep expertise determining and implementing Lean concepts and strategies that support and deliver business requirements; particularly TPM implementations.
  • Proven yourself as a strategic business partner and thought leader across the Supply Chain around capability building and sequencing of loss elimination efforts, internal consultant to peers and leaders.
  • Ability to rapidly dissect complex business problems and develop actionable plans. 

It's an exciting time in Pharmavite's history. After 45 years of leading the healthy living industry with award-winning vitamins and supplements, the company has experienced great success and has gained the trust of consumers, healthcare professionals, and retailers alike. But there's more growth ahead of us than behind us, and for our employees this translates into opportunity. Our rapidly changing business enables employees to take on new challenges and transform Pharmavite for the future. 

In order to take on these challenges, you'll need to have:

  • 10 or more years experience in supply chain or related Operations management positions.
  • Extensive experience implementing Lean manufacturing or similar continuous improvement concepts, previous TPM (including AM and FI) experience preferred.
  • Previous experience managing a team of direct reports.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma principles and processes.
  • Four year college or university degree or its equivalent in supply chain or related field. An MBA is strongly preferred.
  • APICS, TPM and Six Sigma Black belt are preferred. Additional valued certifications include: PMP, Lean, HACCP, Better Process School. 

Here, career paths aren't predefined and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization. 

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home. 

Visit Pharmavite.com/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.


Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet.

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Posted: 2019-01-09 Expires: 2019-02-23

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