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Continuous Improvement Manager
Lampasas, TX
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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER.
nLAMPASAS TEXAS 
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nMUST 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.
nLOOKING FOR A STRONG LEADER AND THIS IS FULL RELO 100-110K WITH 20% BONUS AND 3 WEEKS VACAY
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nSALARY: $100K-$110K  20% Bonus

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nJob Description: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER

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Position Summary

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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.

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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. 

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nPosition Essential Duties and Responsibilities
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  • Plans and executes a holistic CI program and formal TDC program for assigned plant(s).
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  • Oversee all aspects of continuous improvement for the plant organization.
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  • Develops annual CI plans for the plant(s), including QES.
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  • Develops and implements training plans for the plants to promote growth and improvements to the CI process.
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  • Delivers measurable cost savings, tangible quality/safety/environmental/sustainable improvements.
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  • Standardizes measurement metrics include KPI’s, OEE, Maintenance, Sanitation, Warehouse, Supply Chain and Supply Chain management, and other operational functions.
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  • Supports development of capital plans and budgeting as needed to support CI.
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  • Implements KPI’s, OEE, and other measurements across the plants.
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  • Leads regularly scheduled CI meetings with plant leadership to review and track progress.
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  • Trains & educates the plant team members on methodologies of CI to include TPM, STPD, 5S, OEE, Lean, SPC, RCA, 5M5W, etc.
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  • 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.
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  • Assists plant CI teams in sustaining gains achieved with lean efforts and initiatives.
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  • Provides training for production teams and culture change within the organization.
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  • Supports plant management teams in identifying and implementing best practices.
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  • Communicates and influences change in processes and methods.
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  • Works with the leadership to establish recognition and celebration to promote CI involvement.
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  • Actively pursues “best practices” to improve the plant operations.
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  • Supports plants when problems are encountered and escalates the concern when appropriate.
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nPosition Qualifications
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  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related field from accredited school required preferred 
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  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in manufacturing and lean work environment.
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  • Strong interpersonal skills, with hands-on experience using continuous improvement methods and tools (LEAN, TPM, Six Sigma, TQM, Kaizen, etc.).
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  • Proven effective analytical and conceptual skills.
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  • Ability to identify and implement countermeasures to prevent recurrence of problems.
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  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results.
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  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in groups and/or independently as required.
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  • Ability to work in a dynamic, matrix, cross-functional organization.
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  • Quality orientation and high attention to detail.
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  • Ability to effectively communicate with management and personnel at all levels.
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  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast paced work environment, while balancing and adjusting.
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  • Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency Visio, Word, Excel, Access
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