Senior Manager Continuous Improvement in Minneapolis MN

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Senior Manager Continuous Improvement
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Minneapolis MN
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Job Types:
Continuous Improvement Engineer, Continuous Improvement Manager, Prod./Plant Manager

Company Description

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We&##39;re not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It&##39;s in our DNA. We&##39;ve turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world&##39;s largest meat snack business, that&##39;s still proudly family owned and operated.

We&##39;re a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It s a journey we share with you. It s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.

At Jack Link&##39;s Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World s ##1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?

Jack Link&##39;s Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link s, Lorissa s Kitchen, MATADOR Jerky, BiFi and Peperami.

Job Description

The Senior Manager, Continuous Improvement (CI) will drive the deployment of the CI Strategies in all manufacturing locations within the Jack Links North America Business location. The primary focus is the adoption of all relevant Jack Links Performance System (JLPS) PMO, Lean System deployment, and to optimize manufacturing operational performance and identify the pipeline of talented CI skills across the organization.

Main responsibilities of this role: working with CI Manager & Site Leadership teams to embrace our JLPS (tools & process), driving its utilization in a disciplined and rigorous way to achieve higher performance levels, support execution of key metrics, CI projects within the specified area of responsibility, support Annual Diagnostics process through annual assessment, through identifying and establish improvements actions plans driving overall business improvement, support development of a pool of CI talents on JLPS functional competencies as well on their certification on LSS tools and culture, drive use of structure problem solving shaping the culture and getting results, drive development of Six Sigma competencies among our regional teams, finally driving sustainability of achieved results.


  • Bachelor&##39;s degree in business or engineering from an accredited university
  • 5 + years in lean manufacturing experience
  • Multi-Site experience


  • Lean Six Sigma Certification Black Belt
  • Food Manufacturing Experience
  • Teach and Coach effectively, drive for results, plan, organize and motivate others. Strong Communication skills and comfort with facilitating teams/groups and working with all levels of the organization.

Position Criteria:

  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving tools/methods (Six Sigma, 8D, Blackbelt)
  • Travel and business support and self-directed to achieve business results.

Additional Information

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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