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Continuous Process Improvement Manager – California
Posted by Jennifer Mazza, email@example.com
A well-established grower/shipper/packer is searching for a Continuous Improvement Manager to join their team. This position will utilize problem solving methodologies to implement process improvements – enhancing business performance and building capability. The CI Manager will provide a full range of productivity services to Operations and direct cost reduction programs for the facility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead key Lean Manufacturing projects, providing leadership in developing practical solutions to complex analytical problems.
Provide knowledgeable assistance as a resource to our plants and administrative departments, helping to identify, plan, and implement continuous improvement projects.
Act as a liaison within and between plants and departments, on operational excellence best practices.
Improve the CI infrastructure, ensuring ongoing financial benefit and Food Safety improvements.
Support corporate-wide Wonderful trainings and projects implementation.
Provide timely project status updates, feedbacks, and appropriate reporting for key activities assigned.
Provide / support training to others in Project Management, especially to process managers, supervisors, leads, and shop floor personnel.
Improve manufacturing processes and methods for cost-reduction, quality improvement and efficiency using Project Management principles.
Carry out follow-up programs to maintain the achieved savings, to complete additional training, to detect further savings opportunities, as well as ensure the overall continuity of the project.
Skills and Qualifications:
Demonstrable experience in leading implementation of continuous improvement projects.
Demonstrable knowledge of CI techniques to solve complex problems and experience with Lean preferred – showcase previous projects, exercises and tests may be required during interview.
Candidate should be results-oriented with good project management, organizational, and prioritization skills while being able to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Experience in successfully managing project teams in production and/or non-production environments.
Must have extensive communication, mediation and facilitation skills.
Advanced interpersonal skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively and maintain credibility across all levels in the business.
The ideal candidate is expected to have professional experience in operational & management functions.
Food manufacturing and/or fresh produce experience highly preferred.
Bilingual English/ Spanish preferred.
Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, 401K, relocation assistance.
Please contact Jennifer Mazza, firstname.lastname@example.org