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16 Jan 2018

West Coast Continuous Process Improvement Manager – California

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32629

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,

Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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