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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Simmons Foods
Location: Bridgeville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

This position will support 2 production facilities; Quakertown, PA and Bridgeville, DE. This will require approx. 30-50% travel.--This position can sit in either of these two locations; based on selected candidate's location/desire.--

Purpose of the PositionDirects, manages and provides guidance in driving positive change in the facility, including development and upskilling managers and team members. Ensures appropriate measurements are developed and implemented to create benchmarks and targets. Develops plans and actions to ensure goals are being achieved or exceeded toward lowering overall production costs.
Essential Position ResponsibilitiesServing as a member of the Plant Leadership Team--to collaboratively set strategies, masterplan activities, employee engagement activities, loss elimination ideas, and results delivery.--Leading the plant leadership team in the integration--of the appropriate actions to support the cultural vision and to support the delivery of the compelling business need. Be the change agent within the plant leadership team that brings a focus to 'how' results are delivered and sustained.--Building capability of the site leaders--to implement tools, methodologies, capabilities, and standards. Ensuring CI tools and methodologies are used to drive all site result opportunities and to ensure all results are being sustained or improved.--Leading the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) process--including maintaining measurement standards, coaching on improvement plans and strategies, training, coaching, and monthly reporting.--Participates as a member of the Team. Participates in the ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies; coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. As a member of the Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas that lack cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.
Simmons Operating systems principles and objectives:--Is familiar with Simmons' established operating systems (e.g. quality, security, office environment, company policies, LEAN); understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity with the systems and this position's role in support of these systems - including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.
Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives:--This position description is intended to guide the activities of the person in this position and is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person as to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position.
Physical Activities:--Enters and locates information on a computer. Visually verifies information, often in small--print. Communicates with Customers, Vendors, or Employees via telephone, in person, and/or electronic mail. May--present information to small or large groups. Must be able to work in various temperatures. Move about in a--manufacturing environment and surrounding property. May travel via car or plane to various work locations.--.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):--As required by visiting facility
Travel:--Up to 50%. Travel to and from multiple facilities.
Technical Experience:--5+ years' experience in manufacturing, operations, continuous improvement or engineering--discipline. 1+ years' experience in food processing or manufacturing management. Strong Organizational and--Problem Solving skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Industry Experience:--Lean Six Sigma training and certifications. Understanding of Lean Principles, Systems and Tools.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field or 5 years of prior management level experience.

Keywords: Simmons Foods, Baltimore , Continuous Improvement Manager, Executive , Bridgeville, Maryland

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