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Sr. Manager, Continuous Improvement

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Manager, Continuous Improvement Req ID #14209 Description: General Purpose: The Continuous Improvement Manager (CIM) will work with the Contract Manufacturing facilities to increase profitability through implementation and application of continuous improvement methodologies. Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate teams at each location that are focused on identifying areas of opportunity, developing strategy for improvement and measurement of results.
  • Provide mentoring, coaching and training as needed at the plants to support the use of continuous improvement methodologies and tools.
  • Be a catalyst for team development, growth and engagement at each of the facilities.
  • Facilitate productivity and efficiency initiatives at each of the Contract Manufacturing facilities and share benefits across the sites.
  • Lead Kaizen events to improve existing processes and strive to achieve sustainability.
  • Develop financial justification for productivity and efficiency initiatives.
  • Use statistical analysis in determining opportunities for improvement in Plant Operations.
  • Utilize Lean Manufacturing methodology to improve efficiencies and minimize waste.
  • Initiate programs aimed at reducing cost, increasing productivity and eliminating needless waste.
  • Facilitate Quality Improvement Programs and work toward 100% "Right the First Time".
  • Act as a change agent, systematically enhancing continuous improvement in multiple facilities.
  • Responsible for reporting activities such as KPI's, status of current or future initiatives and overall communications with the various facilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements: Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's or technical degree - Business Administration, Engineering
    • 5+ years of operations/engineering experience in a food or consumer products manufacturing environment.
    • 3+ years of experience in supervising other employees.
    • Cross functional operations experience with a strong understanding of various plant functions.
    • Approximately 50%, including regular travel to Contract Manufacturing sites, Kansas City and other locations.
    • Must be able to read, write and speak English Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Experience and passion for introducing new techniques (i.e. change agent).
      • Ability to understand and be comfortable operating in Just-In-Time (JIT) environments.
      • Able to prioritize and be responsible for multiple projects/deadlines concurrently.
      • Able to lead cross functional improvement teams.
      • Effective training and mentoring skills in both large and small group settings.
      • Ability to solve practical problems comprised of multiple variables.
      • Strong analytical aptitude - ability to collect and analyze data and think analytically.
      • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, customers and various levels of management.
      • Ability to work in a team oriented environment, as well as, work independently with minimum supervision.
      • Results oriented with excellent project and time management skills.
      • Business sense-ability to understand how changes will drive the right business results.
      • Strong leadership, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
      • Proficient with computers, line automation and multiple software packages such as MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP and familiarity with CAD software.
      • Accuracy and thoroughness in completion of duties is crucial to success. Preferred Qualifications:
        • Master's Degree- Business Administration, Engineering, Management & Leadership
        • Lean or Six Sigma certifications
        • 5+ years as a Continuous Improvement Manager Apply at: recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/nghome.guid?c=&d=DFA&prc=RMPOD1&r= An Equal Opportunity Employer

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