CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER

MAC Incorporated

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER CARTHAGE, Missouri
Job Ref:
37769

FOOD MANUFACTURING PLANT IN CARTHAGE MISSOURI NEEDS A CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER. IT IS A VERY SMALL PLANT SO EVEN A GOOD CI SUPERVISOR WOULD WORK. SALARY RANGE IS 70-80K MUST BE VERY STRONG WITH LEAN SIX SIGMA AND DEGREED. NO RELO AVAILABLE FOR THIS ROLE. 

The Continuous Improvement Manager (CI Manager) is responsible for leading and managing the continuous improvement process for assigned plant(s).  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 at all AFNA plants.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties, responsibilities and activities are listed in no particular order and may be changed or updated at any time with or without notice.)

Plant Leadership Roll:
•    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.

Corporate Leadership Role:
•    Verifies cost saving activities and planning lists for feasibility of actual technology, operation and cost saving amount.
•    Improves a difference between cost saving and P&L to close gaps.
•    Supports plant CI teams to achieve the budgeted cost savings.
•    Develops a sustainable TDC improvement framework and program.
•    Develops cost analysis method in order to understand strong/weak cost areas and while developing a strategy for TDC improvement.
•    Develops and standardizes performance indicators for the balance scorecard.   
•    Facilitates, organizes, documents and reports TDC improvements to drive business strategy and process improvements.
•    Drives change and serves as a subject matter expert (SME) and provides leadership to drive and influence change.
•    Leads others in developing and implementing transformational projects that improve performance and profitability.
•    Teaches, demonstrates and coordinates STPD methodology, RCA with 5M5Y, and Kaizen approach and techniques such as Poka-Yoke, IE, OEE, etc. at the plants.
•    Diagnoses and evaluates performance (cost and production performance) challenges.
•    Creates measureable, and quantifiable process improvements with methods to sustain initiatives.
•    Engages and supports the teams as well as partners with functional groups across the organization.
•    Develops operational processes to drive change, identify risk, and resources to support strategic goals.
•    Works with functional and cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for improvement, gathering data, analyzing and developing improvements, using statistical analyses and waste elimination techniques.
•    Ensures consistency of lean methods and application of approach and techniques.
•    Creates and drives cultural shift through engaging and empowering people.
•    Works with Supply Chain Leadership to develop key performance measurements and reporting.
•    Reports financial gains regularly to Supply Chain Leadership.
•    Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Bachelor’s in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related field from accredited school 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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