San Fernando, California Leader, Site Operational Excellence

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  • Requisition Number R4938
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Manufacturing Production, Processing & Assembly
  • Location San Fernando, California


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.

The Site Operational Excellence Leader is the leader of all processes related to discovery, prioritization and execution of continuous improvement for a site. Trusted consultant, facilitator, and coach to site leadership, peers, and hourly associates. Project and program management expert with clear mastery of green belt lean systems tools with the ability to lead organization through execution and sustainment. Learn-by-doing teacher with bias for action and direct accountability to respective site results. Expected to support multiple sites on key projects, tools or initiatives as needed for personal and company development in our operational excellence journey.

Key Responsibilities

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include:

  • Owns site continuous improvement roadmap and culture development with a strong dotted line responsibility to the site director 

  • Models behavior expected of the team – creator of vision, purpose, and measurement against the ideal not budgets or historical performance 

  • Directly leads roll-out and implementation of chosen Lean system-based tools consistent with the Pharmavite Business Excellence System 

  • Manages and measures work; lays out and executes clear strategies for project & change management 

  • Leads site lean capability development and tracking 

  • Partners with plant management to engage front line workforce in driving daily improvements

  • Partners with operations, engineering, and finance to conduct loss and waste analysis and to develop improvement plans to minimize waste.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have a Lean Systems Green Belt/SME Lean Bronze skillset and a proven record of 3 – 5 years of delivering sustained improvements through kaizen and/or structured problem solving in a manufacturing environment. With a strong STEM education including a minimum 4-year college/university degree.

Critical Success Factors

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

  • Ability to drive improvement results without position authority 

  • Initiative to work independently 

  • Practical leadership experience with Lean Systems Green Belt or higher / SME Lean Bronze skills driving to a quantifiable result via Kaizen / Improvement Events 

  • Experience in the development and execution of a lean culture, vision, and purpose across all levels, from leadership to front line

  • Excellent coaching/influencing experience with all levels in the organization 

Required Skills & Capabilities

To take on these challenges, you will need to have:

  • Four-year college/university degree in supply chain, engineering, accounting, sciences, or related field.

  • 3-5 years post-collegiate work experience minimum 

  • Experience leading in a strong continuous improvement production environment 

  • Implementation experience of key Lean continuous improvement tools 

  • Demonstrated experience managing complex projects through implementation 

  • Prefer consumer product goods (CPG) or high-speed, repetitive manufacturing

  • Prior training experience

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to lead through influence


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

$111,700.00 - $167,500.00

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.

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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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