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Industrial Engineer Manager - Reno, NV


Reno, NV, US


Being a Mars Associate is all about opportunity. The opportunity to do the kind of challenging, interesting work that shapes the world’s best-loved brands. To work with real purpose, supported by talented, friendly people from all sorts of different backgrounds. And to access the tools, training, and experience you need to have a positive impact on our business, on the planet, and, most importantly, on your own career. Being a Mars Associate is more than a job. It’s the opportunity to start your tomorrow, today.

Industrial Engineering Manager - Reno, NV

The position will identify and evaluate financial opportunities and recommend solutions that will drive overall pipeline effectiveness and continuous improvement.  Primary objective is to provide analysis and support for the Manufacturing Network to drive overall excellence in customer service and value within Mars Petcare.  The position will also drive timely implementation of these and other initiatives at plants and across segment production lines.  Primary interface is with the Continuous Improvement, Segment Industrial Engineers, Project Engineers, Activity Managers, Plant Manager, Research & Development, Sales and Marketing, and other functional business areas as required in plants and national office.


In addition, the role will mentor the site Continuous Improvement Technicians and serve as site lead for the Focused Improvement Pillar in the Mars Supply Excellence (MSE), or Total Productive Maintenance team overseeing the Make and Pack functional areas, guiding the Integrated Work Systems/Mars Supply Excellence program to drive operational rigor in data collection, reporting, benchmarking and continuous improvement to positively impact asset utilization and productivity measures.  

What are we looking for?

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business Management, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Preferred advanced degree such as MBA or Masters in technical function
    6+ years of experience in a comparable technical position
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in one of the following areas:  Production Line Manager and/or Site Industrial Engineer and/or Project Engineer and/or comparable technical position
  • Proven success in loss elimination through UPS or Kaizen methodologies
  • Preferred skills in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Lean and solid root cause analysis and problem solving.
  • Experience with TPM implementation, LEAN tools, Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt


What would be your key responsibilities? 

  • Facilitate and coach others in daily problem solving/loss elimination 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
  • Lead Focused Improvement Pillar
  • Maintain accurate catalogue of process, product and packaging capabilities relevant to leveraging existing platforms for growth
  • Liaison with the central office MSE and engineering teams within the region.
  • Assist in analysis of innovation/project ideas for feasibility and financial viability
  • Champion rigorous application of Factory Mars Operating System (FMOS)/Daily Direction Setting for site.  Audits the critical Run to Target Daily Management System and provides recommendations for Improvements.
  • Evaluate future capacity needs and propose amount and timing of capacity additions. Provide Project Engineers with target line metrics and financial justification for capital installations. Assist In the development and monitoring of project start up curves.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars
  • An industry competitive salary and great benefits package
  • 401(k) Match
  • Chance to work cross functionally, and add value and impact to the business
  • If you are passionate, a great problem solver, resilient and have a high drive for results, then we want to hear from you!





Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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