Continuous Improvement Specialist in Tonawanda, NY at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


NY Tonawanda

Job Type:

Supply Chain Continuous Improvement

Job Posting Title:

Continuous Improvement Specialist

Job Description:

Position Summary: Supports site efforts to maintain the TreeHouse Management Operating Structure (TMOS).  Facilitates projects to review supply chain processes and related areas by applying continuous improvement principles and practices to improve products, quality, efficiency, financials, operations, and related areas. Responsibilities may include participating with management to develop project objectives, facilitating teams, coordinating the implementation of project solutions, and tracking/reporting results.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support site leadership team and process owners to maintain the TreeHouse Management Operating Structure and ensure standard manufacturing processes are in place.
  • Support site key metrics on operational performance and process effectiveness within the site.  Support development of gap analyses and development/implementation of corrective actions.
  • Support the site and/or division continuous improvement leader to maintain alignment and compliance with the TreeHouse Management Operating Structure and division CI initiatives.
  • Coordinate a portfolio of projects and team(s) in the review and analysis of moderate to large supply chain processes to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  • Support supply chain process requirements, improvement opportunities and best practices for site, ensuring alignment with TreeHouse Management Operating Structure.  Support replication activities for the site.
  • Participate with managers to develop project charters for improvement efforts.   Charter development includes defining project requirements, scope, resources, team members, tasks, and project and task owners.
  • Serve as a culture change agent by leveraging influential authority with employees and stakeholders.  Model behavior expected of leaders within the TreeHouse Management Operating Structure and advocates for use of appropriate CI tools.
  • Facilitate meetings to review and examine project completion, obstacles, problem resolution, timelines, recommendations, and conclusions.
  • Support site management and process owners to implement new processes or guidelines, determine improvements, identify and track savings, develop reports, and receive approval when required. 
  • Assist with training and coaching others to build organizational self-sufficiency with basic continuous improvement methods and tools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years plant based manufacturing experience, previous project management experience and continuous improvement skills training.
  • Able to design, develop, and deploy improvement strategies that support TreeHouse, divisional, and site strategic objectives.
  • Able to become the subject matter expert for supply chain processes for the site and continuously create the future state.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills to represent site continuous improvement activities.


Bachelor’s Degree Preferred – Type: Operations, Engineering, Management or relative field.

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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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