Operations Leadership Development Program

at Post Consumer Brands in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Job Description



Operations Leadership Development Program

Post Consumer Brands, the maker of Fruity Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats, and of one out of every five breakfasts served each day, is offering an Operations Leadership Development Program for new and recent graduates. The program provides an accelerated career development experience for participants enabling them to become part of the strong bench of Operations Leaders at Post Consumer Brands. The program consists of four rotations over a two-year timeframe typically at two different locations. Roles are determined through business need, participant interest, and committee guidance. An Executive leader sponsors each participant's development during and after the program. At the conclusion of the program, participants earn a role in one of our manufacturing or corporate locations. Program rotations may include assignments to the following roles:

Operations Supervisor- Plan, organize and coordinate work activities of operations personnel and production scheduling to meet demand requirements. Manage, prioritize, and coordinate finished product, packaging, raw material and work-in-process inventories to meet production needs, quality standards, and cost constraints.

Manufacturing Engineer- Optimization of assigned area (process or packaging) for safety, quality, and cost performance. Lead small capital / expense projects. Approve standard work for technical capability. Partner with R&D /Engineering / Packaging Engineer on product changes

Packaging Engineer- Lead commissioning of new packaging or packaging changes to manufacturing

Support ongoing packaging issues for resolution.

Continuous Improvement Engineer- Develop and deploy the Manufacturing Operations System. Partner with plant teams on CI / Operations improvement initiatives. Facilitate Cost Savings initiatives for assigned plants.

Quality Food Safety Engineer- Work with Operations and R&D to plan, design, monitor and improve quality characteristic data (product and process data) measurement, test and feedback mechanisms. Conduct statistical analysis to facilitate data-driven decision making. Support and coordinate audit activities of the manufacturing process which monitors quality and food safety systems.

Project Engineer- Lead capital projects for operations and assigned plants. Develop equipment / facility standards. Ensure compliance with corporate standards. Partner with manufacturing engineers on project execution and provide plant controls engineering support.

Supply Chain/Production Planner- Help determine what, where, when, and how much finished products to produce. Our Planners are an integral part of the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process, and work collaboratively with cross-functional groups to ensure high levels of service to our customers. Develop monthly supply plans, manage network production and inventory volumes, facilitate new product launches, and identify cost-saving opportunities.


Ideal candidates will have an undergraduate degree in Engineering (Manufacturing, Industrial, Chemical, Mechanical, etc.), Operations Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, or other related fields. They should possess strong communication skills and be adaptable to change.

In addition, candidates must:

* Have future career desires to lead people in formal leadership roles.

* Be mobile and willing to work at one of our plants in North America and our Corporate Minnesota campus.

* Be willing to move at the conclusion of the program to a location with an open role.

* Have large-scale manufacturing experience via previous internships or full time experience.

* Be available for and commit to the full two-year program.


Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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Job Posting: 3057801

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Oct 16, 2021