Department Manager in Ingredion Incorporated at Indianapolis, IN

Website Ingredion Incorporated

This listing is about Ingredion Incorporated in Indianapolis, IN
in 2022

About the job

Create Competitive Edge

  • Compliance to all company and regulatory standards and metrics in Health & Safety, Environment, Quality and Plant Operation
  • Provide a safe workplace for all by fostering safe work programs, developing and executing new ways of working and most importantly being a Safety Leader
  • Develop an environment where the wellbeing of people is put first and reflected in an excellent EHS record
  • Work towards reliability excellence through partnership with the maintenance department
  • Identify and act on cost reduction opportunities
  • Develop and execute continuous improvement strategies to maximize OEE on all Unit operations.

Build Customer Focused Mindset

  • Produce Safe, High-quality products for our customers by driving and elevating food safety and quality programs
  • Develop and encourage relationships between the department and support functions to drive business performance
  • Select, educate, and manage external suppliers/contractors/service partners to operate at Ingredion standards and level of expectation

Build Great Talent

  • Foster an amiable working environment through accountability and recognition
  • Organize labor resources to achieve optimal efficiency
  • Identify and leverage opportunities to streamline the workforce to drive synergies, reduce costs, and increase efficiency.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to manage the hourly workforce in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement and in line with Plant Rules.
  • Mentor and coach direct reports both salary and hourly to achieve their fullest potential
  • Lead performance management activities across all operational units to ensure consistency of evaluation.
  • Remain always connected to the shop floor and willing to make difficult situations visible to the organization to ensure they are properly addressed, and to ensure actions are put in place to avoid recurrence.

Inspire Bold Innovation

  • Meet productivity targets while reducing waste in all its forms
  • Drive down manufacturing expenses through implementation of innovative cost saving ideas
  • Lead the implementation of the Ingredion Performance System (IPS) and use it to drive business results
  • Use Root Cause Analysis (RCA) tools and relevant corrective actions to eliminate failures
  • Utilize Six-Sigma tools to eliminate variance
  • Drive continuous improvement in utilities, including energy consumption and waste disposal
  • Identify best practices in industry to bring innovative improvements to the department

Qualified Candidates Will Have

  • 4-year degree minimum
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing leadership role
  • Experience leading a Union workforce highly regarded
  • Food industry experience highly regarded
  • Packaging experience highly regarded
  • Six-Sigma green belt training and experience highly regarded
  • Strong leadership traits, with demonstrated success
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Desired behavior, personal attributes, (Success Drivers and Competencies):
  • Well-organized and team-oriented with strong leadership abilities.
  • Ability to effect change through persuasion and good communication.
  • Ability to deliver results in a very challenging and fast-paced environment.
  • Analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Project management skills, including multi-tasking and time management.
  • Ability to lead a team and work as a team member with a variety of people at all levels within the organization.
  • Be able to effectively communicate and influence multiple stakeholders both within formal reporting lines and outside of formal reporting lines
  • Be fully accountable and responsible to ensure agreed key performance indicators are delivered
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • High level of integrity and sincerity.
  • Proactive and innovative with a strong will to succeed
  • Desire to move into more senior manufacturing leadership

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant’s accommodation needs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, military status, or disability status.

Relocation Available:


Company: Ingredion Incorporated

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Job Location: Indianapolis, IN

Application Deadline: N/A

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