Senior Manager, Reliability and Maintenance Systems
Birmingham, AL 
Posted 15 days ago
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Employee Type:

Full time


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Job Posting Title:

Senior Manager, Reliability and Maintenance Systems

Job Description:

Open to several locations throughout U.S.


  • The purpose of this role has a primary focus of development, and secondary focus on execution of the TreeHouse Reliability & Maintenance Systems (RMS) objectives across all TreeHouse Plants to deliver:
    • Increased Equipment Uptime,
    • Increased OEE,
    • Increased Outputs/Hour,
    • Increase Equipment Efficiency
    • Reduce waste,
    • and Reduce Maintenance Cost across the equipment life cycle.
  • Develop RMS objectives and standards with implementation timeline and plans for TreeHouse Divisions and Plants.
  • Works closely with Division Senior Directors of Operation to provide RMS technical expertise, strategic guidance, and forward-looking plans for specific situations and/or plants.
  • This position has a primary role of developing National RMS objectives and programs.
  • The position helps Divisions and/or Plants identify and drive Reliability & Maintenance improvement projects, participating in, or leading root cause analysis teams, and improving and driving the RMS programs.
  • The position provides a high level of technical expertise and data driven analysis for helping plants develop RMS plans around equipment and/or processes.
  • This person will monitor, track, follow up, and escalate Division progress against the RMS Objectives Dashboard, RMS KPI Dashboard, and RMS Leading Indicators.
  • This includes researching and implementing Reliability & Maintenance methods, technologies, and training, to increase production and overall product quality through a robust Reliability and Maintenance program.
  • This position leads Community of Practices (CoP), Steering Teams, and Pilot Teams to develop TreeHouse RMS objectives and programs.
  • This position aligns RMS functions to support Operations, CI, and TMOS processes, goals, and objectives.
  • This position provides direction, coaches, and mentors their Engineering Manager - Reliability & Maintenance Systems.


  • Establish TreeHouse and Division RMS Goals and Objectives.
  • Lead training sessions at Division and Plants on Reliability, Maintenance, and Continuous Improvement of Asset Life Cycle processes.
  • Provide input and direction to Corporate THS ERP/SAP team for improvements to Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that supports the RMS strategy.
  • Utilize defined best practices to drive and support operational excellence in areas such as: predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance, storeroom, lubrication, etc.
  • Identify/Assist operating plants that pose unique opportunities and develop Forward Looking RMS Plants to drive step level improvement in OEE, Equipment Reliability, Conversion and MUV cost.
  • Lead the process for Engineering to integrate equipment into plant RMS and CMMS systems and establish Plant RMS expectations for implementing.
  • Assist in development of a Treehouse RMS standard program.
  • Focus on collaboration, continuous improvement, employee engagement and delivering sustainable performance
  • Lead the Division specific RMS Plan review with the Senior Director of Operations, Plant Managers and Maintenance Leaders for opportunities to achieve business deliverables.
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks. Additional tasks and duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by business needs


  • Must be an excellent change agent who is skilled in sequencing and communicating change.
  • Must be able to take complex tasks and concepts and present them in simple format to key stakeholders with varying skills and knowledge with intent on putting to practical use. Understand your audience.
  • Must be a highly collaborative and servant leadership style.
  • Must be skilled at influencing others.
  • Must be very skilled at communicating at different levels of the organization from front line hourly employees to Senior Leadership.
  • Must be a patient and keen listener able to engage employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be able to assess talent and RMS culture in a manufacturing setting.
  • Ability to lead and promote teamwork in multiple locations across all functions.
  • Must be able to coach, mentor, and develop at all levels of the organization.
  • Computer skills including SAP, Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc.


  • Bachelor's Degree Required
    • Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Reliability, Supply Chain, or related


Minimum of 10 years of RMS experience in a manufacturing environment required.

Food and Beverage industry experience preferred.

Experience with Division & Multiple Plant responsibility.

Experience in Reliability & Maintenance Systems including but not limited to:

1) Predictive Maintenance;

  • Lubrication
  • Thermography
  • Airborne Ultrasound
  • Alignment
  • Motor Monitoring
  • Vibration

2) Preventive Maintenance & PM Optimization;

3) Planning Optimization;

4) Storeroom Optimization;

5) CMMS Optimization;

6) TPM, etc.

Continuous Improvement experience applied to equipment and line reliability and performance improvement.

DIRECT REPORTS: Engineering Manager - Reliability & Maintenance Systems

TRAVEL: Average 50% of the time.

TreeHouse Use Only: #IND1


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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