I worked at 5 of Unilever's North American manufacturing plants in progressive leadership roles as noted below:
Operations Manager, Little Rock, Arkansas (2001 to 2006)
Led all operations at the Skippy Peanut Butter Plant with 145 team members including Shipping and Receiving, Logistics, Roasting, Processing, Packaging, Palletizing, and Maintenance.Developed the annual budget and managed the effective execution of the annual plan.
·Led plant to new Safety, Quality, Productivity, and Cost per Ton records.
·Improved line efficiencies by 10% while reducing quality rejects 50% and injuries by 33%.
·TPM Rollout:5S & AM Pillar Champion, FI Pillar team member.
Production Manager, Dallas, Texas (1999-2001)
Managed margarine production (I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Imperial, Country Crock & Promise) including Oil Receiving, Processing, Filling, Packaging, and Palletizing in a highly Just-In-Time environment.
·Improved line efficiencies by 5 points
·Increased OSHA recordable rate by 20% in adverse conditions.
Production Manager, Suffolk, Virginia (1997-1999)
Managed the Lipton Instant Tea Department (Processing, Decaf Process, Spray Drying, Blending, Maintenance, and Packaging) independently leading with an entrepreneurial spirit in a Lean / TQM environment.
·Led the department through a complete paradigm shift enabling better support of a highly seasonal and competitive business while reducing conversion costs by 37% and changeover times by 74% (SMED).
Materials Manager, Lipton Tea, Santa Cruz, California (1996-1997)
Production Manager, Lipton Soups & Side Dishes, Lawry’s Seasonings, Flemington, New Jersey (1993-1995)
Production Supervisor, Lipton Soups & Side Dishes, Lawry’s Seasonings, Flemington, NJ (1991-1993)