Autonomous Maintenance/TPM Leader (Market Manager, AM)
Saint Louis, MO
January 23, 2017
Position Type:
Full Time

Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) is a Group Wide initiative that will accelerate performance improvement across operations to create competitive gaps and support delivery of the Nestlé model.  It will build on our existing continuous improvement culture and will reinforce three elements which are critical to how we do business: Delight Consumers, Deliver Competitive Advantage & Excel in Compliance. To ensure sustained success, NCE will involve and engage all employees in manufacturing, procurement and supply chain to deliver continuous improvement by implementing LEAN thinking and TPM (Total Performance Management) best practices across the group. The Autonomous Maintenance (AM) Pillar Leader is responsible for Autonomous Maintenance in at Nestle Purina Pet Care (NPPC).   The role has direct responsibility for leading the AM Pillar within the market,  including the localization of AM methodologies, training, coaching and assessing within the market's factories.  This position will lead the implementation of the AM Pillar methodologies, which aim to "enable our operators to work proactively in order to make manufacturing processes reliable" across the Nestle Purina Pet Care Product Supply organization with a focus on developing these competencies in the factories.


Lead AM implementation as part of Total Performance Management (TPM) inside NPPC:
  • Establish the AM Pillar at the market level, being the Coach for production managers regarding AM Strategy to NPPC
  • Establish the AM Pillar measures and ensure proper governance at all levels through operational reviews
  • Track/understand AM impact on function (results connected with business e.g. Asset Intensity (AI) improvement triggered by restoration of basic conditions) and achievements of AM Pillar (e.g. AM success stories) in order to identify potential adjustments / improvements to be implemented
  • Implement AM Pillar framework at all levels
  • Clearly understand AM implementation in the function as part of TPM in order to identify potential gaps/opportunities and address them in a timely manner

Lead the AM training, coaching and assessment strategy and execution at Product Supply level:
  • Develop and implement AM training, coaching and assessment planning according to roll-out plans (as part of TPM) and in line with stakeholders’ (TPM Sponsors, Regional Implementation Support Team) expectations
  • Deliver appropriate training and coaching to transfer AM knowledge to AM Unit Pillars (factories)
  • Perform regular coaching visits to AM Pillars in the Units to ensure the correct application of methods and knowledge sharing

Develop and Facilitate NPPC AM Pillar Team:
  • Support the development of resources within NPPC AM Pillar
  • Support the market functions in the identification of resources for the AM Pillar
  • Validate appointments of  Unit Pillar leaders (factory levels); Monitor and report on the performance of the Market AM Pillar members
  • Foster AM implementation as part of TPM, promoting good practices and sharing across organization at all levels of lessons learned
  • Manage key stakeholders and ensure relevant, consistent and clear AM communication
  • Engage AM Sponsors in the NPPC organization, providing a clear understanding of AM potentials (benefits and competency building) through appropriate communication channels and training/coaching sessions
Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Experience (Years/Type): 
  • 5+ years of experience in implementation & leadership of Autonomous Maintenance, Total Performance Management, and/or Planned Maintenance at the Unit Level

Must be able to travel up to 75% of the time.

A little about us:
We aim to make discoveries that better the lives of pets everywhere through the highest-quality production of pet food, snacks and litter. Pets are our passion. Safety is our promise. Progress is our pledge.

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