Manager, Continuous Improvement in Delta at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

BC Delta Tea (82nd St)

Job Type:

Supply Chain Continuous Improvement

Job Posting Title:

Manager, Continuous Improvement

Job Description:

Job Description: Continuous Improvement Manager oversees the CI vision cascaded down from the Director of Continuous Improvement in the Snacks & Beverages Division. The CI Manager assists the Director in strategic planning and implements the strategy to support overall performance improvement objectives. Coach and Mentor employees on lean methodology, tools, root-cause analysis and waste reduction to achieve sustainable and continued improvements in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, cost and growth. Coordinate training and development of all team members.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Leads the Continuous Improvement process (e.g. mindsets, practices and culture), working with staff and leadership to develop, implement and sustain a CI program based upon Lean principles that support meeting plant performance targets and financial goals.
  • Leads, identifies and defines scope of Continuous Improvement projects and activities.
  • Primary owner in leading and/or coordinating Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Leverages data and observational analysis to identify improvement opportunities and works closely with technical resources to help drive efficiencies and identify best practices.
  • Teaches and models root cause analysis and structured problem-solving to eliminate inefficiencies, recurring issues and waste of all types. Viewed as an expert in these areas.
  • Participates in Lean events with other CI resources to apply CI methodologies and promote skill-transfer.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for Treehouse’s Management Operating Structure.
  • Sits on the site’s Steering Team as the key strategic resource to organize and execute the business’ improvement activities.
  • Coaches, guides and/or leads cross-functional teams to achieve resolution of assigned projects.
  • Leads focused efforts aimed at breakthrough and incremental improvements in process, department and/or line-specific opportunities that meet and exceed plant operational performance metrics.
  • Monitor data and metric trends to identify areas of waste and prioritize the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Provide appropriate documentation and project update communication to Operations leadership.
  • Effectively collaborates with all departments and individuals affected by CI projects.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Deep understanding of Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement methodologies and ability to teach and model them.
  • Experience leading cost-savings projects of high value and complexity from ideation and chartering through successful completion and sustainment.
  • Involvement in the formulation of long-term improvement strategies to deliver annual business plans.
  • Strong analytical capabilities related to business, including the interpretation of financial summaries and identifying the drivers of performance results.
  • Ability to lead through influence, mentorship and coaching to get results through others.
  • Convey high level of optimism while setting aggressive targets to teams and finding ways to achieve them.
  • Communicates a compelling vision and inspires strong morale and spirit within team.
  • Solves highly complex problems and prioritizes actions in a timely manner.  Probes all sources for answers and can quickly sense what will help resolve issues.
  • Establish clear directions, sets stretching objectives.  Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner and brings out the best in people through leveraging their strengths.
  • Speaks candidly and provides constructive feedback in a professional manner.
  • Organizes and manages projects; interacts, supports, facilitates and leads multi-functional work teams; leads teams to consensus; strong negotiation skills.
  • Able to build strong relationships across the business unit to partner with, support and fosters change.
  • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Able to develop and maintain a respectful and safe work environment.
  • Must be mobile and able to take on broader assignments for additional development opportunities within our BU and across Treehouse as a whole.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree Preferred – Type:  Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering

 

Minimum Experience Preferred (Number of years and type): Bachelor’s Degree and three or more years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience is required. Previous management experience is preferred. Knowledge of SAP is preferred.

Disability Assistance

TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disabilityaccommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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