Director of Reliability and Maintenance Systems

Winland Foods

As the Director of Winland Excellence, you will be responsible for leading and driving the implementation of Lean principles, methodologies, and practices throughout the organization. Your primary objective will be to optimize business processes, eliminate waste, improve operational efficiency, and enhance overall business productivity. You will play a crucial role in transforming the organization into a more efficient, agile, and competitive entity by embedding Lean and TPM principles in its culture and operations.

Employee Type:

Full time


US Works from Home

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Director of Reliability and Maintenance Systems

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities

Lean Strategy Development: Collaborate with executive leadership to develop a comprehensive Lean strategy aligned with the organizations overall goals and objectives. Define the roadmap for implementing Lean principles and methodologies.

Lean Transformation Leadership: Lead the organization through its Lean transformation journey by providing guidance, support, and direction to teams at all levels. Champion the adoption of Lean practices and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Process Analysis and Improvement: Conduct in-depth analysis of existing processes, systems, and workflows to identify inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and areas for improvement. Develop and implement strategies to streamline processes and eliminate waste.

Problem-Solving: Apply Lean methodologies and tools such as A3 to identify root causes of business problems and develop / implement sustainable solutions.

Training and Development: Establish training programs and workshops to educate employees at all levels on Lean principles and methodologies. Ensure that all staff members understand their roles in the Lean transformation and are equipped with the necessary skills to contribute effectively.

Metrics and Performance Monitoring: Develop and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of Lean initiatives. Regularly analyze and report on performance metrics to executive leadership, identifying successes and areas requiring further attention.

Change Management: Oversee change management initiatives related to the Lean transformation, ensuring that employees are engaged, informed, and involved in the process. Address any resistance to change and drive a positive culture shift towards continuous improvement.

Collaboration and Communication: Foster strong cross-functional collaboration and communication to ensure that Lean initiatives are aligned with business objectives and supported by all stakeholders.

Continuous Improvement Culture: Instill a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and problem-solving throughout the organization. Encourage and recognize efforts to identify and implement process improvements.

Lean Best Practices and Benchmarking: Stay up to date with industry best practices, Lean trends, and benchmarking data. Incorporate relevant insights to enhance the organizations Lean transformation efforts.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors or master’s degree in business administration, Engineering, Operations Management, or a related field.

Proven experience (typically 10 years) leading Lean transformations in large-scale organizations across multiple functions and departments.

Comprehensive knowledge of Lean principles, methodologies, and tools such as TPM, A3 Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, 5S, Kanban, etc.

Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify process inefficiencies and propose effective solutions.

Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to influence and motivate teams at all levels.

Change management expertise to guide employees through the Lean transformation process.

Results-oriented mindset with a track record of achieving operational excellence and process improvement goals.

EEO Statement:

Winland Foods believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Winland Foods is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Winland Foods is a leading private label food manufacturer of pasta, dry dinners, condiments, syrups, and more with nearly 3,000 employees operating out of 14 production facilities in US, Canada, and Italy.

As a ‘newly’ established company, we are creating the building blocks for an innovative and agile organization that is purpose driven – delivering high quality food to our customers and communities. We foster an environment that encourages all employees to be heard, and values their contributions and ideas.

By joining Winland Foods, you become a part of a new team that values passion, collaboration, and strives to prosper with our customers.

To all recruitment agencies: Winland Foods does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs. Please do not forward resumes/CVs to Winland Foods employees, or any company location(s). Winland Foods is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/CVs.