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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Rise Baking Company
Location: York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Rise Baking Company was founded by bakery experts passionate about providing our customers with high quality products and providing a positive, collaborative place to work for our people.
We are a company built on elevating expectations. It's what sets us apart from others in the baking industry. And our people are our finest ingredient.
We believe the quality of our people is just as important as the quality of our products. Our environment encourages creativity, and we value an entrepreneurial and industrious approach to work -a place where honesty, respect, and trust are the essential ingredients for how we do business. We take pride in working with creative individuals with a passion for what they do, and we're always looking to expand our team.
We offer a wide variety of professional and management opportunities, including sales, product development, account management, general management, finance, engineering, administration, and information systems management. We also employ a diverse workforce of hourly food production, packaging, quality assurance, warehouse, sanitation personnel, leads, and supervisors.
Like our products, our benefits package offers quality that makes a difference.
Coverage options may include:
Medical, dental, life, disability, vision, and supplemental insurance
Company paid holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO) plans
Performance bonus potential
401k plan with company match

Expectations Deliciously Exceeded.

Job Purpose
Develop and successfully execute performance and reliability improvements across the facility. Serving as a key technical and operations resource, deliver improved, sustainable line performance through enhancing production and maintenance operating systems and margin improvement/cost savings on operational projects.

Essential Functions
Manage the continuous improvement program and all operational and workplace organization standards
Utilize TPM and lean flow methodologies to optimize asset and employee effectiveness along with workplace organization to ensure ideal production rates, parameters, and formulas are established and met
Develop and manage reliability improvement plans for employees and assets
Lead and facilitate mindset training programs to support reliability improvement plans
Lead testing and startup for packaging materials and equipment; assist startup lead for all new projects
Provide technical operations support for capital projects to ensure effective early management/vertical startup
Manage new product commercialization initiatives for operations
Serve as technical liaison between functional groups including production/maintenance employees, leadership, marketing, sales, R&D, and other facilities
Lead cost improvement efforts, ensuring annual cost target achievement is met, specifically focused on manufacturing/operations
Support plant leadership in annual operating and capital plan development
Facilitate training to leadership and associates for key problem solving/continuous improvement methodology tools
Assist team in creating and sustaining an environment of continuous improvement and fact-based decision making
Support food safety program, quality standards, and legality of manufactured products
Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications (Education, Experience, Competencies)
Bachelor's degree, preferably in industrial or mechanical engineering, business, or finance or equivalent experience
5+ years of experience in manufacturing or engineering, preferably with food packaging and bakery equipment, packaging materials (film, corrugate, etc.), and related manufacturing systems/processes
Ability to lead and support multiple projects and strategic initiatives concurrently and independently
Complex problem solving and critical thinking skills, leveraging process-driven and root cause mentality
Lean-minded thinker
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong knowledge of product quality, FDA, OSHA, and EPA regulations

Expectations (Exhibit and Promote Company's Core Values)

People: We engage, empower, and appreciate our people- they are our finest ingredient
Safety: We invest in systems, policies, and training that ensure safety
Customer Partnerships: We make decisions with the customer experience in mind and ensure win/win outcomes
Collaboration: We leverage each other's unique experiences to drive the best outcomes for our expanding company
Communication: We inform and listen to our team members, customers, suppliers, and investors
Results: We prioritize activities that drive profitable growth, and we celebrate our achievements

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Keywords: Rise Baking Company, Baltimore , Continuous Improvement Manager, Executive , York, Maryland

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