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Smart Factory Deployment and Transformation Lead

Job location:

Alba (CN)

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the role:

We are looking for a Smart Factory Deployment and Transformation Lead who will be working at the core of the Global Operations, based in our Operations Technical Center in Alba. By covering this position, you will be working on one of the key transformational cross-functional projects within the Operations scope and part of Industrial & Supply Strategic Plan, with several challenges of high interest. 
The Smart Factory Program is a cross-functional business discontinuity, as a game changer in the Operations scalability and affordability paradigm. Digital transformation path relays on a multitude of initiatives within the Group Operations, nevertheless lacking a common and driving framework, and the project aims to connect and harmonize all these initiatives with a multi-year program perspective to keep Ferrero’s competitive advantage.

Main Responsibilities:

As Smart Factory Deployment and Transformation Lead you will be focused on spearheading digital transformation initiatives to boost the efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness of the Area’s production facilities. You will be the primary point of contact for the Area’s Plants, overseeing the roll-out governance of the Area, and handling demand collection.
You will promote standardization by disseminating roll-out guidelines, methodologies, and best practices and you will have the responsibility to support digital initiatives’ prioritization within the Area.
By covering this position, you will be responsible of the successful completion of Smart Factory activities across the Area, creating a connection between Plants and the digital capabilities, to be able to drive and shape smooth and effective transformation and ultimately value realization and continuous evolution of the Smart Factory initiatives.
As Project Manager for your Area, you will be responsible to coordinate all the project teams to meet the expected objectives in terms both of Delivery (costs & benefits through a business case when applicable) and Time.
You will also contribute to the improvement journey of Project Management capabilities and culture within Operations.

Most initiatives spearheaded by the Smart Factory incorporate a significant element of change management, such as organizational or process evolutions often included within the project scope. In this context, your role as a Change Agent is crucial in facilitating this change. By leveraging your soft skills and emotional intelligence, you will understand the change by evaluating and analyzing the business impact of the change and identifying potential sources of resistance within the target group.
You will be also the key to lead the change, and you will develop and execute communication, learning, and reinforcement plans.

The role will be seamlessly aligned with Performance Factors Development and Ferrero Operational Excellence functions to synchronize the Ferrero’s journey towards the continuous improvement and performance excellence.

Who we are looking for:

You will bring your Master’s degree in Production, Management, Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering (or any related field). 
Your previous professional experience within Ferrero or other companies in the FMCG or previous experience in consulting will be a great starting point to perform in this role.
Your Interest in new technologies and their application in Industrial and intra-logistics environment will be a great asset for us, together with your knowledge of industrial and technological shopfloor processes and physical flows and the use of MES Systems.

Your ability as good communicator in English and your collaboration skills to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders will make you the perfect fit to this role. 
To complete the profile, you will bring your availability for international mobility.

Does it sound like the right opportunity for you?  
Do not hesitate to apply, uploading the English version of your CV! 

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