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Co-Manufacturing Manager at Nestle

Co-Manufacturing Manager

Nestle Arlington, MD Full-Time
Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

_This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship._


Essentia Water, the #1 supercharged ionized alkaline water in the premium bottled water category, is seeking a talented and passionate individual to join our growing team. Based in Arlington, VA, the **Co-Manufacturing Manager** will work cross-functionally within the Operations team to oversee production and inventory across all contract manufacturing plants. This role will also manage onboarding of new production sites and new product innovations. This role will develop strong relationships with key stakeholders in related departments including Sales, Marketing, Operations, Quality, Brand Management, Customer Fulfillment, and Finance.


+ Production Planning - provides insight, data validation, benchmarking, and score-carding to make sure Essentia's outsourced production needs are consistently met or exceeded

+ Project Management - maintain project schedules for new product introductions and process improvement initiatives.

+ Demand Planning - plays a role in analyzing and communicating sales demand and variances, and applying that information to optimize production plans

+ Product ownership - strong understanding of production standards manual, bill of materials, etc.

+ Work closely with customer fulfillment, marketing, quality, sales, ecom, and other stakeholders

+ Collaborates with cross-functional team members on a regular basis and proactively address, resolve, and/or call out any operational issues affecting the timely purchasing of product.

+ Ensures the production schedule is effectively communicated, displayed, and systematically executed.

+ Creative and solution-oriented problem solver.

+ Lead cross-functional project core teams to on-time product introduction, while maintaining or exceeding quality standards and estimated cost projections.

+ Enforce project milestones and deadlines and assist with completion of critical deliverables.

+ Facilitate project communication to core team, extended team, and functional managers.

+ Drive continuous improvement of product development methods for increased efficiency and shortened time to market.


+ Bachelor's degree required

+ 5-8 years experience

+ Previous experience working in supply chain for a consumer goods company, beverage industry preferred

+ Previous experience managing new product development projects in consumer goods companies

+ Previous experience with demand planning preferred

+ Self-starter with proven record of taking ownership, fostering collaboration, and driving results with minimal direction

+ Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, and web-based tools

+ Superb organizational skills, with a close attention to detail

+ Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with ability to work with all levels of management, technical resources, and external contacts

+ Proven experience collaborating with all levels of organization (instructing executives, managers, or associates), driving initiatives and/or technology related projects.

+ Able to address and resolve people, process, or resource issues in a fast paced, multiple priority environment.

+ Ability to travel 10% of the time


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It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Co-Manufacturing Manager or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator:

_This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship._

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