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Supply Excellence Manager - Reno, NV


Reno, NV, US


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Supply Excellence Manager – Reno, NV


The Supply Excellence Manager is a critical member of the site leadership team accountable for the overall implementation and success of MSE (TPM).  As the factory MSE leader, they are responsible for creating transformative change at all layers of the organization by:

  • Partnering with the site leadership team to develop the overall implementation strategy for MSE, then driving accountability to this strategy,
  • Building capability of all pillar leaders enabling them to build team member capability,
  • Maturing all pillars in a phased progression in accordance with the site and regional strategy,
  • Coordinating with the Regional MSE team for support.
  • Successful implementation of this strategy should focus on building capability while ultimately delivering financial results.


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Be an active member of the Site Leadership Team guiding and supporting the overall site strategy.
  • Leading transformative change within the factories through MSE


  1. Co-Pilots Site Leadership team and Plant Director on site MSE program implementation towards site CBN
  • Facilitate FD and leadership team to define site compelling business needs.
  • Develop site MSE program implementation plan to support CBN delivery.
  • Support FD and site MSE leadership team MSE knowledge ramp up.
  • Facilitate site MSE initiation and roll out.


  1. Comprehensively understand site loss and cost/loss linkage, co-pilots with FD, IE, S&F to achieve business cost benefit by driving loss elimination through MSE.
  • Play as the expert of cost loss model to facilitate site loss analysis, to define loss elimination strategy.
  • Codify site loss elimination strategy with MSE plan.
  • Coach pillar loss elimination activity and track the status.
  • Work with S&F and IE to lead site OP/OGSM activities.


  1. Define and build critical capability for the site indifferent layers with the 6-18 months outlook.
  • Define key capability needs based on site loss elimination needs and business requirement.
  • Play as the major coach of pillar capability building.
  • Build different layers capability through daily problem-solving coach, small group activities (AM/PM) assessment.


  1. Governance of site MSE progress base on site MSE master plan.
  • Develop site MSE master plan and support MSE pillars master plan development accordingly.
  • Drive rigorous PDCA cycle of pillar management.
  • Work closely with MSE community to ensure factory is receiving effective guidance/coaching and leads on best practice systems/tools for reapplication.
  • Ensure effective gives & gets between pillars and MSE committee to engage and support MSE progress.


  1. Coach and engage site MSE team (leadership team, MSE leaders, pillar leaders, etc.) on full involvement of MSE program.
  • Develop site leadership team skill matrix and track the status (facilitate gap closure if any).
  • Build the MSE culture cross organization.


  1. Lead the continuous improvement projects, masterplans, activities in the site level and coach the VSM CI team.
  • Work with PPI, QA, R&D, BU to set up or participate the site masterplan.
  • Support site IE to setup the long term BiC roadmap and ensure the implementation.


What are we looking for?

  • University Degree in Business, Science, or Engineering or relevant work experience
  • Trained or certified on CI or TPM or related field.
  • Ideally 2-3 years professional experience in Production or Lean area.
  • Business Administration.
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement
  • Systems knowledge:  MS Office (especially excellent Excel knowledge)
  • Project management.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and great benefits package.
  • 401(k) match
  • 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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