Apr 20, 2024

Continuous Improvement TPM Manager

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Missouri City, TX, USA
Full-Time Facilities

Job Description

Rich Products Corporation

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's-Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


The TPM Continuous Improvement Manager will drive the successful deployment of the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) strategy throughout the Supply Chain network. The role is accountable for deploying appropriate TPM methodology with the focus on Autonomous Maintenance/Leadership and developing improvement programs across all facilities, while monitoring and reporting progress. She/he will work closely with plant steering teams, operations directors and functional leaders to drive loss elimination across TPM pillars.


  1. This position will assist the plant leadership in the expanding the implementation of Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) principles and Lean-Six Sigma capability tools
  2. Drive continuous TPM Site Phase progression within all TPM Pillars at the sites this role supports. Including the responsibility for supporting Autonomous Maintenance (AM) / Focused Improvement (FI) / Planned Maintenance (PM) / Early Innovation Management (EIM)/ People Pillar/ Continuous Improvement
  3. Execute zero loss analysis and results across plants and network, track results
  4. Understanding and experience with PowerBi Analytics.
  5. Knowledge in TEEP & OEE reports to understand capacity constraints and help reduce losses.
  6. Development of and proficiency of TPM standards and capability builds.
  7. Monitor plants' ongoing adherence to TPM processes, results against targets, respond to any shortfalls through training, coaching escalation, etc. as appropriate.
  8. Train and coach plant associates in TPM processes and systems. Activate skill assessment with Plant Steering Team and Line Trios
  9. Work with plants as assigned to develop TPM standards that will drive out loss
  10. Provide planning, facilitation, and governance of plants daily, weekly and 90 day plan to eliminate loss and defects.
  11. Develop business charter for line expansion across network.


  1. 3+ years progressive technical experience in a manufacturing environment
  2. Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to set a vision, manage change, develop personnel and strategically plan for continuous improvement
  3. Preferable Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt and/or Lean Manufacturing experience
  4. TPM (JIPM) certification desirable
  5. Functional leadership across a multi-site network
  6. Influence leadership in a complex environment
  7. Organizational change leadership/ ADKAR expertise, project management and governance skill to ensure follow-through on Total Productive Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement initiatives
  8. Able to navigate RPC Information Systems and to leverage systems information to obtain in-depth knowledge about RPC sources of loss and maintenance costs (i.e. BI, SAP, MLO, SightBase, Wonderware, source of Yield data, planned downtime and unplanned downtime etc.).
  9. Coaching, Facilitation and Teambuilding Skills - Models the continuous improvement vision, inspires others to act, builds confidence, seeks feedback, addresses issues and recognizes effort.
  10. Communication & Presentation Skills - Communicates effectively (verbal and written); active listening and understanding of issues; Ability to present in front of others with confidence.




In accordance with state law, the rate or range provided is Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, shift differential, and location.

Annual Range/Hourly Rate


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at [email protected] if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.


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