Continuous Improvement Manager in Bowling Green KY

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Continuous Improvement Manager
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Bowling Green KY
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Job Types:
Continuous Improvement Manager, Prod./Plant Manager

Location: Bowling Green, KY
Salary: $120,000-140,000

Our Food Manufacturing client is currently seeking a CI Manager for their facilities North East of Bowling Green, KY. This position will bridge the gap and be the SME from a continuous improvement standpoint. They will lead the process improvement charge, organize CI events and training, all while working with all departments and levels to maximize efficiency. This role requires a six sigma black belt, as they will be mentoring greenbelts extensively. This role will also require travel to regional facilities.

This job will have the following responsibilities:

  • Maintains highest standard of Safety for all functions on an ongoing basis and ensures compliance for self and others to OSHA standards.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety and HAACP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.
  • Work with key manufacturing stakeholders, to build a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing program of change

  • Supports the overall Operational Excellence program and deployment
  • Lead and facilitate process improvement workshops to drive ideas and solutions

  • Coaches and develops pillar teams in Lean/Six Sigma process improvement methodologies.
  • Actively monitor project risks to foresee/identify potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address in advance

  • Develop and publish sop’s , one-point lessons, and standard work instructions for various manufacturing processes across the organization.

  • Provides analytical support to continuously identify gaps, project opportunities, and solutions

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Management or similar field highly preferred
  • 8+ years of Process Improvement experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 2-4 years of experience as Certified Lean six sigma Black Belt within multiple manufacturing sites
  • Must be a proven leader and team player, with experience in change management
  • Experience using SAP for CMMS, WMS, ERP strongly preferred
  • Stable work history with a proven track record of training and mentoring team members in LEAN
  • Experience with setting up and facilitating Kaizen/LEAN events and involving all levels of the business
  • Experience taking ideas from inception to delivery
  • Strong analytical experience, and good grasp on metrics to measure success
  • Experience of the whole project life cycle, able to operate in the initial conceptual design stage, in the depths of system testing, and at each stage in between


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