Sarah Vuittenez


Area Manager, Nestle UK

Vevey, Switzerland

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    Operation Performance Manager

    Nestle Bulgaria

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    tibetain refugee Camp

    Sabbatical Leave

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    Project Leader - Operations Improvements

    +10,000 employees

    Jan 2008 - Present: Nestec, Switzerland
    Area: Operations Performance
    Project Leader
    Restructuration of Nestle Professional Business from Center to Market Level.
    July 2005 - Decembre 2007: Nestec, Switzerland
    Area: Operations Improvements
    Function: Target Setting & Nestle Productivity Team Member (Project Leader since Jan 2007)

    Assessment of current factories performance against best-in-class performance and the support during the implementation of the best practices.
    • Thorough analysis of measurable data (volume, speed, line capacity, quality incidents, logistics performance...) and on interviews of all stakeholders of the operations, collect ideas for improvement, shape the best solution, test and demonstrate it through practical trials.
    • Using change management techniques and behaviors, participate in implementing the solution.
    • Transpose practical solutions into best practices to be used in upcoming assignments.
    • Apply the advanced purchasing tools and methodology for purchased items from raw, packaging to indirect materials and services.

    The main aim of the function is to increase first time product quality, line performance, system utilization, to promote service levels and simple structures, to decrease material losses, administrative work, stock levels and all material, labor, transport and warehouse costs.

    The position implies extensive traveling (about 10 months per year abroad), includes a variety of assignments, offers workshops and seminars to develop your personal skills and is all about improvements.

    - NPT Project in USA (5 months)
    - TS Projects in UK, south Africa, Russia, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Italia, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Chile (1 month each)
    - TS Project in Turkey (1 month)
    - NPT Project in India (5 months)
    - NPT Project in USA (5 months)

    Jan – Jun 2005: Nestec, Switzerland
    Area: Operations Improvements
    Function: Advanced Purchasing

    . Optimize specifications according to cost drivers and industry standards
    . Substitute materials
    . Optimize material usage
    . Harmonize specifications
    . Aggregate volumes across businesses and markets
    . Optimize number of suppliers
    . Optimize portfolio of material
    . Optimize sourcing strategy
    . Develop new suppliers
    . Expand geographic supply base
    . Internal and external Benchmarking
    . Optimize Total Cost of Ownership

    • The main aim of the function is to lead to sustainable cost improvements by reviewing large spend categories of a single Market or Business, regional or global spend, to support Markets in Purchasing processes, to develop specification improvements, to drive volume aggregation, to review sourcing strategie,and to Cross-fertilize knowledge in purchasing throughout the Nestlé world

    Project: 5 months in USA – Harmonization of Packaging Materials for zone AMS (portfolio: USD Mio 130)

    Feb - Dec 2004: Nestle Canada Inc, Sterling Road Toronto Factory (Confectionary)
    Area: Engineering Department / Production Department
    Function: Continuous Improvements support / Production Supervisor

    . Coordination and implementation of plants trials to improve line efficiencies, nominal speed increases, and reduction of waste and rework.
    . Training of supervisors on standardizing reworks and labours reporting.
    . Supervision of 30 people on the line

    Feb-July 2003: Nestle Suisse S.A. Orbe (Coffee)
    Area: Industrial performance
    Function: Continuous Improvement Support - Trainne
    . Updating and creating operating procedures for all coffee production positions as a part of a Knowledge Management initiative launched by GLOBE. The procedures are gathered in binders containing all information useful for the operators: security, environment, technical and SAP procedures
  • Université Compiègne

    Genie Biologique
  • , Belfort

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