Plant Continuous Improvement Manager in Lakeville, MN at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 7/10/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


MN Lakeville

Job Type:

Supply Chain Continuous Improvement

Job Posting Title:

Plant Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Description:


  • Be an agent of change and lead the Continuous Improvement efforts for the plant, ensuring achievement of targets and goals.
  • Be the key plant contact with platform, enterprise and contract resources to drive CI and new program development and implementation. Provide status updates as required.
  • Partner with Production Maintenance, Warehouse, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering, Safety, and Quality leadership to create a Zero Harm, Zero Loss environment at the plant.
  • Conduct and update periodic opportunity assessments, providing guidance to plant leadership on top areas of opportunity within the facility.
  • Conduct line capability and/or loss studies for assigned areas. Providing and maintaining plant performance date and their perspective systems.
  • Facilitate training to assigned teams for key problem solving/CI methodology tools.
  • Complete financial evaluation/cost studies for new product offerings/product changes and Capitol projects.
  • Support line performance tracing for assigned areas/departments
  • Support plant leadership in annual operating and capital plan development

Supervision:     This position has 3 direct reports


Education and Experience

  • B.S. degree at minimum, preferably in Industrial Engineering, Business, or Finance
  • Previous TPM of Lean Implementation Leadership experience preferred
  • 3-5 years previous experience in manufacturing and/or engineering, preferably within Food or Consumer Products industry
  • Exposure to multiple Supply Chain and other business disciplines (Purchasing, Manufacturing, Logistics, Brand, R&D, etc.) in previous or project work preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing unit operations
  • Ability to lead and influence teams to drive for project/process success
  • Exposure to productivity/continuous improvement methodology in previous positions
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills

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 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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