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Nestle Factory Director in Medford, Wisconsin

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, it’s about enriching you!

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking a Factory Manager to be located in Medford, WI (centrally located in Midwest/Central Wisconsin), reporting to the Vice President of Manufacturing. This is a hands-on role in a large pizza factory with 600 factory employees, 6 production lines with 70 SKUs; 4 pizza production lines and 2 bakeries. You’ll be responsible for leading the factory to sustainable high performance in alignment with the requirements of the business as defined in the Operational Master Plan.


  • Plan, organize and lead the factory team to achieve the agreed objectives (safety, environment, quality, cost and service). Proactively drive focused improvement.

  • Instill a medium-long term vision of the factory aligned with needs of the customer, consumer and business.

  • Ensure the factory meets expected results in a sustainable way.

  • Ensure adherence to all Company principles and policies as well as local laws and regulations. Ensure compliance to health, food safety and regulatory requirements of all products manufactured.

  • Ensure development of factory management team and staff through performance management, career development, succession planning and coaching. Ensure that this is reflected by other managers within the factory.

  • A strong team that has the skills and competencies to perform effectively.

  • Ongoing coaching and necessary training are delivered.

  • Collaborate with peer factory managers to share best practices, liaise with Market Technical & Production functions, Research & Development / Applications Groups and Supply Chain to drive continuous improvement.

  • Ensure smooth operations by effectively managing and monitoring internal and external relations within the Employee population, with Industrial Relations, and all Community entities. Build and maintain positive community relations through active representation and engagement.

  • Ensure the full implementation of all aspects of Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE). Implement Total Performance Management (TPM) on all lines according to a structured and agreed plan by the Chief Technical Officer.


  • Undergraduate degree in Food Science, Engineering or related fields.

  • Exposure to implementing and using TPM, prefer 2 years.


  • Ten (10) years of production experience, including as a line manager, with demonstrated capability to lead a larger group of people, with successful experience in leading change or implementation of major change (new processes, start up, expansion, introduction of new system), and experiences in different environments (other sites, projects, or expatriation).


  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of factory related and overall company cost structure.

  • Focused, proactive, high integrity, and able to make difficult decisions.

  • Proven leadership, management and conflict resolution skills.

  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills.

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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


EOE M/F/D/V Nestle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment. All candidates must apply online at