Opelika, Alabama Business Excellence Specialist (No Sponsorship)

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  • Requisition Number R4193
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Manufacturing Production, Processing & Assembly
  • Location Opelika, Alabama


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

Business Excellence Specialist- (No Sponsorship)

The Business Excellence Specialist is responsible for deploying Lean Systems and eliminating waste as part of Pharmavite’s Business Excellence System. This role is both a coach and a facilitator to cross-functional teams in the organization. The Business Excellence Specialist reports to the Operational Excellence Manager 

Key Responsibilities 

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include: 

  • Participates in the implementation of chosen Lean tools consistent with the Business Excellence System. 

  • Analyzes current vs. future state value streams and creates an implementation plan with support from cross-functional team members. 

  • Facilitates Business Excellence System kaizen events to drive process standardization and simplification. 

  • Drives the execution (impact, timeline and dependencies) of cross-functional initiatives identified as part of Policy Deployment. 

  • Trains and develops Pharmavite team members in Lean Systems. 

  • Identifies and implements dashboards and digital technologies that enhance continuous improvement activities 


Ideal Candidate Profile 

The ideal candidate is recognized as a as a strong advocate of continuous improvement who is a subject matter expert in Lean Systems.  You are excited to drive improvements in manufacturing operations. You enjoy enrolling different people in continuous improvement regardless of their expertise. You enjoy using data and metrics to drive accountability and results. 

Critical Success Factors 

You’ll be most successful in this role if you have:  

  • Ability to drive improvement results without position authority. 

  • Passion to initiate and lead cross-functional activities in a manufacturing environment. 

  • Experience in development and execution of a lean culture, vision and purpose. 

  • Expertise in applying Lean Systems to achieve results in a manufacturing environment. 

  • Coaching and influencing experience across all levels in the organization. 

  • Strong attention to organization and detail.

Capabilities & Skills Required 

In order to take on these challenges, you’ll need to have: 

  • 4 year college or university degree in engineering, supply chain, or operations management  

  • Three years of overall experience which includes at least one year conducting Kaizens and deploying Lean and continuous improvement techniques in manufacturing setting. 

  • Lean Systems Green Belt certification preferred. Must become SME Lean Bronze certified within a year in the role. 

  • Knowledge of dashboard applications (such as PowerBI). 




Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$72,800.00 - $109,400.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

Visit Pharmavite.com/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.

Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


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