PepsiCoTopeka 66617
Full Time

The expected compensation range for this position is between $61,600 - $89,000based on a full-time schedule.

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Supply Chain Leader Designate

Full Time 2625 NW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66617, United States



Are you looking for a challenging opportunity in an organization with a dynamic, innovative and diverse environment? if so, your future is at PepsiCo.

We are PepsiCo Supply Chain. We are game changers, mountain movers and history makers. We are a diverse group, spread among 200 countries and united by a shared set of values and goals. You know our name through our amazing portfolio, including Tropicana, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker and Gatorade.That's why we perform with a purpose. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. We are a think tank, bringing our ideas into action and are determined to find ways to drive efficiencies and improve processes…all while meeting the demands of our customers and consumers to deliver the best products.

At PepsiCo, we are committed to performing well as individuals and in teams, and to strengthen the company as a whole.Are you hungry to be a part of the World’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands? Then now is the time to explore the opportunities of PepsiCo: what makes you unique makes us better.Frito-Lay is PepsiCo’s snack manufacturing, sales and distribution operating unit. They have the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar foods and are specifically responsible for the growth of some of America’s favorite snack foods, including Fritos®, Lay's®, Doritos®, Cheetos®, and Tostitos®.

Currently we are looking for our next:

Supply Chain Leader - Designate (1st, 2nd, or 3rd SHIFT)

The Supply Chain Leader (SCL) Designate program is designed as a leadership journey like no other.  We are seeking innovative, strategic leaders who can drive a next generation supply chain with manufacturing, packaging and/or logistics experience.You will receive a customized on-boarding plan to assimilate and develop the necessary skillset in preparation for an accelerated career path as a PepsiCo Leader. 

This world class onboarding program provides the tools to become a successful Supply Chain Leader (SCL). SCLs hold a key role in our organization and are responsible for leading our people to positively impact the overall department. SCLs lead our frontline in Maintenance, Receiving, Processing, Packaging, and Warehouse departments.

We want experienced leaders who can grow our pipeline for various positions and are committed to elevating the Frito Lay supply chain.  She or he is responsible for people and team development, motivating the team and ensuring quality performance. Responsibilities include cost efficiency, continuous improvement on processes, service, and safety for an entire business unit across all shifts. Responsibilities include achieving site performance for uptime, equipment reliability, overall equipment effectiveness, and building/grounds maintenance. This role will also coach team members to utilize the processes and facilitate problem solving on the floor.

  • Identify and coordinate improvements in the operations area necessary to meet the variance commitments for the plant and cost objectives. Ensure that cost gaps are identified, action plans developed, and adequate resources allocated to meet all financial objectives
  • Achieve all productivity, quality, cost, delivery, safety & motivation Key Performance Indicators objectives
  • Provide a work environment which adheres to all compliance and regulatory guidelines
  • Evaluate business unit capabilities, skills, and resource alignment to ensure performance against objectives. Lead realignment and work redesign efforts as necessary to provide executional excellence
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement that meets or exceeds division expectations
  • Establish clear performance and behavioral expectations for all employees
  • Maintain an effective performance management process reviewing all direct reports’ progress against mid-year and annual plans and continually develop their effectiveness as leaders and technical practitioners, as well as providing opportunity for career development
  • Develop team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals
  • Deliver effective change leadership, driving business changes while minimizing people impact
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues
  • Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for front-line hourly and salaried personnel
  • Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
  • Lead the identification and elimination of losses resulting in improvements in costs, inventory, time and quality.
  • Provide active and positive leadership in the effort to drive the cultural across the facility
  • Administer policies and procedures
  • Regular and predictable attendance at the work site
  • This role requires regular presence on the plant floor
  • This role may operate forklift and manufacturing equipment occasionally
  • This role may require off-shift and weekend work
  • Bachelor’s degree MUST (preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field)
  • Availability to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift and weekends
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project
  • 2+ years of experience in manufacturing or operations required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of varying priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to interface effectively with plant personnel, outside contractors and different functional groups within the business units
  • Demonstrated leadership in safety & environmental compliance
  • Strong innovative external focus with proven ability to affect sustainable change
  • Must be very effective working in a volatile and complex environment and work with a sense of urgency that drives effective results
  • Strong influence management and communication skills, ability to gain organizational buy-in
  • High levels of analytical and financial skills, ability to use data to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities and accurately assess financial impacts
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of an organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
  • Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
  • You are a motivator and coach - you are skilled in performance management and development
  • You love to win and get results with your team
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The expected compensation range for this position is between $61,600 - $89,000based on a full-time schedule
  • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary
  • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 5% paid out Annually
  • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement
  • In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

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