Continuous Improvement Manager
Supervision Received/Exercised: Reports to Plant Manager with dotted line to Regional CI Manger. Can oversee a team of Continuous Improvement Supervisors and Analysts.
Job Summary: CI Manager is responsible for driving sustainable continuous improvements in the facility by delivering breakthrough results in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Morale. The CI Manager works closely with plant leadership and department employees to achieve results. This position requires strong technical Lean Manufacturing and hands-on leadership skills.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Leads and facilitates Kaizen events to drive sustainable improvements
Works closely with Plant CI teams and CI Champions to:
Develop and execute improvement action plans
Build an employee engaged work environment
Develop tracking tools and measures to support CI initiatives
Develops business case justification for projects and initiatives
Leverage resources and share best practices across all facilities
Provide and teach CI tools to CI and Non-CI employees
Establishes and drives productivity pipeline roadmaps across departments and facility
Tracks and analyzes the CI initiatives
Building cultural change throughout the organization
Work with customers, suppliers and all levels of management staff.
Responsible for managing multiple projects at the same time.
Ensure the facility implements and maintains Continuous Improvement initiatives within the facility.
Required Competencies & Knowledge:
Knowledge and experience with SAP
A strong application knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing techniques and related CI tools are required: Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen Blitz, Value Stream Mapping, OEE, First Hour Full Power, Labor Analysis, 5S, 8Wastes, Changeovers, etc
The CI Manager should possess extensive technical skills and hands-on experience in continuous improvement manufacturing activities
Change agent, challenging the status quo to drive to operations excellence
Strong will to drive change.
Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work with autonomy.
Must be accurate, detail-oriented and maintain the utmost confidentiality.
Ability to effectively present information to employees, top management, public groups and/or board of directors.
Ability to calculate figures.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and/or schedule form.
Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.
Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, while at the same time making sound decisions.
Must have a strong will to drive change and sustain.
Proficiency in: MS Office Suite, Excel, and PP
Maintain harmonious working relations with employees from all departments.
Maintain harmonious working relations with management from all levels.
Communicate effectively with all employees and management.
Reaching with hands/arms throughout the day.
Ability to use hands and fingers.
Ability to see, hear and talk.
Ability to stand, walk, climb and/or balance approximately.
Ability to work in light to moderate noise levels.
May climb steps to and from work and break areas.
Ability to work across multiple shifts
The Ideal Candidate
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Engineering, Business or Operations.
Three (3) – 5(five) years’ experience in the Continuous Improvement
Three (3) – 5(five) years’ in a manufacturing environment, preferred
Hearthside Food Solutions