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Packaging Business Unit Leader


Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US

Company: DANONE


Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Packaging Business Unit Leader--SLC in our Salt Lake City, Utah manufacturing facility.




The Packaging Leader is directly responsible for the results of a line, value stream team, or technology group.  Owns Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Morale, and Nature (SQCDMN) results for their area. The Packaging Leader is responsible for evaluating all losses and developing plans to systematically eliminate those losses.  The Packaging leader directly coaches team leaders on every shift and oversees all employees in packaging operations and makes sure all products coming off the line have the highest quality possible. Accountable for supporting 4 shifts across 7 days of production.  Displays servant leadership abilities that help empower line employees to performance levels that contribute to the achievement of corporate, plant, and individual goals.  In support of plant production, the Packaging Leader will spend approximately 50% of their time on the plant floor.  This position may be fixed on day shift or support off shifts; independent of shift scheduled, this position is responsible to coach and develop leads / teams on every shift within their area/lines. 





  • Ensure the Safety of our People and our products
  • Owns and leads Autonomous Maintenance work processes and step execution.  Must develop personal mastery of AM through execution of Learn-Do-Teach.  Checks adherence to 5S, centerline, and Clean, Inspect, Lube, Tighten standard execution daily. 
  • Creates equipment ownership concept in their area and coaches/develops Equipment Owners on the floor to enable them to achieve individual goals. 
  • Owns the budget and delivers year over year improvement for their lines
  • Support supply chain loss analysis/elimination. Solve process instability problems. Coach necessity and use of Problem Solving tools
  • Drive cultural change by leading the organization engagement surveys results
  • Identify skill gaps in organization - address using task-based training approach.  Oversee development and execution of step up card process for the Packaging teams.
  • Execute or coach use of start-up management tools for new initiatives.
  • Coach use of Standard Work to eliminate NVA work, coach link to effort reduction
  • Creates, develops, and executes strategic plans to hit plant goals and objectives set by business unit manager. Develop and executes loss analysis, glide path and 90 day improvement plans for the line(s).  Prioritizes top losses for the year and creates action plan to deliver.  Creates visual Plan-Do-Check-Act Board for their area to visualize plan and performance.  
  • Create Equipment & System ownership processes
  • Utilizes principles of continuous improvement (Lean) and TPM to drive production line improvement.
  • Lead / facilitate / participate in continuous improvement events
  • Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Candidate Qualifications:


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in engineering, business, food science or related field.
  • Five to ten years related experience
  • Experience with leading teams in a high paced manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Prior consumer packaging experience preferred.
  • Planning, scheduling and project management experience preferred.



Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. #LI-NORAM

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

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