Regional Manufacturing Excellence Manager


Zephyrhills, FL, US

Job Category:  Manufacturing / Operations
Brand:  BlueTriton Brands
Job ID:  8259

BlueTriton is a leading provider of spring and purified water products - the name behind your favorite bottled water brands. We are proud to offer an extensive portfolio of highly recognizable, responsibly sourced, and sustainably packaged spring water in addition to other quality products and services. Get ready to quench your thirst with exciting possibilities when you join BlueTriton for a fiercely good career doing work that matters.

Water might seem simple enough, but there is a lot going on beneath the surface. Working in a factory or warehouse requires rolling up your sleeves to get things done and the tenacity to go the extra mile again and again. We believe the rewards are worth the effort: a business you help shape, a supportive team you learn from, and the chance to have a sustainable impact in which you can truly be proud.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Regional Manufacturing Excellence Manager to support the Southeast Region. This position will be located in our Zephyrhills, FL factory.  This role serves as the center of expertise for dissemination, guidance and implementation of manufacturing methodologies across the region with the purpose of enabling sustainable growth and improvement in all key metrics. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
•    Establish, deploy, execute, and govern the Manufacturing Framework in the Southeast Region
•    Benchmark factories within the Region and across the Market
•    Support the definition of Manufacturing Framework at the Factory level and ensure alignment with the other Factories and Regions
•    Train and coach Regional and Factory leaders on the manufacturing methodologies
•    Support the RVP and Factories in selecting the appropriate problem-solving projects to achieve loss reduction goals.
•    Manage regional projects for Continuous Improvement based on business needs.
•    Report status and results of key projects to RVP.
•    Ensure that the benefits generated by the projects are properly measured and that the impact on total costs are effectively validated by F&C
•    Consolidate the savings of projects completed in the factories and communicate to the Management team.
•    Carry out visits to Factories to check adherence to the Manufacturing Framework, provide support, create alignment, and review the drivers & actions with the factory leadership team.
•    Assess the Factory Manufacturing Framework
•    Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% across the Region to execute duties and to travel to other Regions occasionally for benchmarking/training
•    Responsible for Market Data Quality and Integrity maintenance as a liaison between Digital in Manufacturing (DiM) Engineering Team factory leaders to ensure high Line Performance Data reliability for automated and manual lines.
•    Coach Regional and Factory leaders in troubleshooting automated data acquisition applications.
•    Be a champion and coach of Problem-Solving activities.
•    Support in diving data integrity and accuracy on the lines to enable accurate execution of loss analysis. 
•    Support Kaizen activities in support of continuous improvement.
•    Create and maintain a positive work environment by fostering cohesive teams and providing coaching and development to all associates.
•    Work collaboratively across the Factory Leadership team, internal and external customers and suppliers to achieve business needs.
•    Champion and lead change initiatives and continuous improvement efforts, including the pursuit of manufacturing excellence. 


Key qualifications include:
•    Six Sigma and/or Black Belt certification preferred
•    5 or more years of experience leading Continuous Improvement projects in a manufacturing environment

•    Prior leadership experience and at least 1 year of experience in operations needed. 
•    Basic understanding of Theory of Constraints/Line Balancing for automated lines 
•    Knowledge of TPM or equivalent manufacturing methodology
•    Experience in a food or beverage manufacturing environment desired. 
•    Prior experience leading large, multi-site initiatives and projects desired.
•    Strong PC skills, including the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, minitab and DMAIC & FI related tools 
•    Advanced English Skills with strong communication, presentation, facilitation, and training skills
•    Strong grasp of the business with highly developed analysis, influencing, and change management skills.
•    Basic understanding of Engineering, Supply Chain, Safety, and Costing
•    Passionate about people and displays a caring attitude.
•    Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% across the Region to execute duties and to travel to other Regions occasionally for benchmarking/training.

BlueTriton Brands offers an extensive portfolio of highly recognizable, responsibly sourced and packaged spring water, purified water and water beverage brands that include Poland Spring®, Deer Park®, Ozarka®, Ice Mountain®, Zephyrhills®, Arrowhead®, Origin™, Saratoga®, AC+ION®, Pure Life®, B’EAU®, Splash Blast® and Splash Fizz®.  BlueTriton Brands also owns and operates ReadyRefresh®, a customizable water and beverage delivery service that has been certified as a CarbonNeutral® business.   

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, BlueTriton Brands and its affiliates in the United States and Canada employ over 7,000 employees. BlueTriton Brands manages resources for long-term sustainability and helps to safeguard more than 20,000 acres of watershed land. The Company has 28 production facilities across the United States, 13 of which are Alliance for Water Stewardship ("AWS") certified across 12 sites, with eight of the certified facilities being AWS Platinum, the highest-level certification.

BlueTriton Brands is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. BlueTriton Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at