Continuous Improvement Manager

MAC Incorporated

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Continuous Improvement Manager Lampasas, Texas
Job Ref:
37712

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER.
LAMPASAS TEXAS 
100-115K PLUS 20% BONUS 
MUST HAVE FOOD MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE AND BACHELORS DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING. 

MUST HAVE FOOD MANUFACTURING, MUST HAVE A BACHELORS DEGREE PREFFERABLY IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MUST HAVE A STRONG LEAN BACKGROUNG EITHER GREEN OR BLACK BELT CERTIFIED. LOOKING FOR A STRONG LEADER AND THIS IS FULL RELO 100-115K WITH 20% BONUS AND 3 WEEKS VACAY

SALARY: $100K-$115K  20% Bonus
Need experience:
1. Leading Teams
2. BS in Industrial engineering highly preferred

Job Description: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER

Position Summary

The Continuous Improvement Manager (CI Manager) is responsible for leading and managing the continuous improvement process for assigned plant.  The CI Manager will build teams, develop, plan, and execute a holistic CI program and drive continuous improvement to include operations, maintenance, warehouse, supply chain, supply chain management, safety and quality assurance in a plant. They will lead continuous improvement in all aspects of the facility by utilizing the tools, methodology, and processes of continuous improvement.

 

In addition, the CI Manager will be responsible for developing a formal TDC reduction program (culture & behaviors, definitions, project database and results tracking), driving loss reduction and cost savings, and introducing STPD and 5M5Y.  They will also be responsible for promoting and instructing Kaizen approach and techniques. 

Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 

  • Plans and executes a holistic CI program and formal TDC program for assigned plant(s).
  • Oversee all aspects of continuous improvement for the plant organization.
  • Develops annual CI plans for the plant(s), including QES.
  • Develops and implements training plans for the plants to promote growth and improvements to the CI process.
  • Delivers measurable cost savings, tangible quality/safety/environmental/sustainable improvements.
  • Standardizes measurement metrics include KPI’s, OEE, Maintenance, Sanitation, Warehouse, Supply Chain and Supply Chain management, and other operational functions.
  • Supports development of capital plans and budgeting as needed to support CI.
  • Implements KPI’s, OEE, and other measurements across the plants.
  • Leads regularly scheduled CI meetings with plant leadership to review and track progress.
  • Trains & educates the plant team members on methodologies of CI to include TPM, STPD, 5S, OEE, Lean, SPC, RCA, 5M5W, etc.
  • Establishes and promotes 7 philosophies: “One-Team Spirit”, “Zero Defect/Loss Focused”, “STPD”, “Run to Standard”, “Total Employee Involvement”, “High Quality Consumer/Customer oriented” and “Stability before improvement” in the plant.
  • Assists plant CI teams in sustaining gains achieved with lean efforts and initiatives.
  • Provides training for production teams and culture change within the organization.
  • Supports plant management teams in identifying and implementing best practices.
  • Communicates and influences change in processes and methods.
  • Works with the leadership to establish recognition and celebration to promote CI involvement.
  • Actively pursues “best practices” to improve the plant operations.
  • Supports plants when problems are encountered and escalates the concern when appropriate.

Position Qualifications
 

  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related field from accredited school required preferred 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in manufacturing and lean work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with hands-on experience using continuous improvement methods and tools (LEAN, TPM, Six Sigma, TQM, Kaizen, etc.).
  • Proven effective analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Ability to identify and implement countermeasures to prevent recurrence of problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in groups and/or independently as required.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, matrix, cross-functional organization.
  • Quality orientation and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with management and personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast paced work environment, while balancing and adjusting.
  • Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency Visio, Word, Excel, Access

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