Gerente de Innovacion de Procesos DOTA (Driscoll's of the America's)

  • Location: Mexico-Guadalajara
  • Job Family: Continuous Improvement
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0006579
  • Experience Years: 5-10 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular
  • Remote Type: Onsite

About the Opportunity

Process Innovation Manager (PIM) is responsible for implementing strategies and initiatives based on industrial engineering & continuous improvement methodologies aiming to create lean, value-added processes driving labor improvements, automation/mechanization, cost reductions and savings across DOTA DC/MFG network. This role is also accountable to lead efforts to identify, follow up and document opportunities for process improvement and put in place the tools to solve and enhance productivity, reduce/eliminate waste, solve operational challenges, rationalize cost, deliver savings and achieve business goals through cross-functional teams. Highly important!!! We are not looking for a consultant or an advisor, we are looking for an agent of change who is willing to deep dive in processes, empower and roll up people in a living culture of continuous improvement. The ideal candidate must have experience in leading and managing teams & continuous improvement initiatives, projects and be also able to demonstrate through metrics and/or KPI´s a track record of successful implementation of added value initiatives


  • Develop and implement a continuous improvement methodology for cooling operations through quality tools, standards and good practices
  • Identify and implement innovative automated/mechanized solutions to enhance processes and increase productivity through operational leaders.
  • Establish and lead a Labor Management System that will drive labor efficiency across DOTA Distribution
  • Develop a Pay for Performance/Productivity Program based on successful implementation of a Labor Management System
  • Monitor and track current project performance using metrics and key performance indicators (KPI´s)
  • Collaborate -along with cross-functional teams- and develop data-driven solutions to ensure the quality of all implementations
  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality audits using tools such as PDCA, SDCA and others that promotes continuous improvement standards.
  • Oversee and document all processes and improvement initiatives

Other Tasks:

  • Create and implement training and staff development programs
  • Design and implement standard guidelines for action plans to eliminate waste or ineffective practices, processes and procedures
  • Make sure action plans derived from continuous improvement tools are developed, executed and they to conclude in quality, productivity and cost savings results

Candidate Profile

In addition to the functional requirements, as a Driscoll’s people manager, you will accomplish work individually and through others while delivering on functional accountabilities connected to the employee lifecycle, including:

  • Workforce Planning: Aligning the people plan to the business plan
  • Hiring: Find, evaluate, and hire new team members
  • Onboarding: Integrating new employees into the organization
  • Managing: Organize and coordinate activities of a team in order to achieve defined strategic objectives
  • Development: Partnering with your employees to create a plan to grow in their existing or potential future roles
  • Employee Safety: Ensure both physical and psychological safety in the workplace
  • Off-boarding: Ending an employment relationship

Leadership Competencies:

Strategic Mindset: Looks toward the future and designs a way to get there.

Cultivates Innovation: Finds, champions, and implements innovations; large or small.

Plans & Aligns: Establishes priorities and desired outcomes and creates plans to achieve them.

Drives Results: Pursues everything with energy, resourcefulness, and the need to achieve desired outcomes.

Collaborates: Works with a variety of colleagues, inside and/or outside of Driscoll’s, seeking win-wins solutions.

Drives Engagement: Creates a motivating work environment and empowers others.

Develops Talent: Actively seeks opportunities to develop one’s self and others.

Courage: Tackles difficult issues timely with optimism and transparency.

Education, Knowledge and Experience

Academic Degree:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, sciences or a related career. Master’s degree is a plus

Professional experience on the job:

> 5 years of significant expertise managing and leading high performing teams as well as managing and implementing Continuous Improvement programs and/or automation/mechanization initiatives.

Professional experience on the functional area:

> 5 years

Areas of experience:

Supply Chain (Logistics, Distribution, Transportation), Operations, Manufacturing, Produce/Perishable goods, Maintenance and Project management background highly preferred

Certifications and Technical skills:

VSM, Lean Mfg., TPM and Six Sigma (tools and principles), project management + a high level of understanding of financial and cost analysis to support and justify productivity and saving initiatives.

Foreign Language:

Advanced English Language (Spoken, Read, Written, Listened)

Experience Managing People (years):

> 5 years

Preferred (other) Qualifications

  • Senior Managerial competencies
  • Multi-skills
  • Emphatic
  • High level of resilience
  • International mobility
  • Passport & US Visa

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.

Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.