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CI Manager

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

At Niagara, we re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.Develop lasting relationships with great people.Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.CI ManagerManages the development and implementation of continuous improvement strategies in a manufacturing plant. Evaluates existing processes and identifies opportunities for quality or efficiency improvement, as well as cost-savings measures.Essential FunctionsBuilds working relationships with the plant leadership team, Plant Director, corporate Lean Six Sigma team, and Continuous Improvement resources company-wide.Play a central role in best-practice sharing across the entire manufacturing enterprise.Work collaboratively with site leadership to identify initiatives and establish priorities based on corporate business objectives and corporate Lean Six Sigma team input.Lead lean six sigma teams which work on projects that deliver process improvements and financially contribute to the business, leveraging the results throughout the organization.Build Niagara s Continuous Improvement & Lean / Six Sigma competencies. Continuous improvement competencies including: Six Sigma methodology, 5S, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Kaizen, Green\Black Belt Certification, data oriented decision-making, statistics, SPC, and related proficiencies. The Plant CI Manager leads as a manager of process, adding these competencies to their own toolbox, and fostering plant-learning and use of the same. The Plant CI Manager is expected to add to their own training and certifications every year, working to establish those competencies in the work teams around them.Act as a member of the plant management team. The Plant CI Manager leads as a manager of people by supporting, and filling in duties for, more senior department managers, such as the Production Manager, Maintenance Manager and Warehouse Manager.Seeks out opportunities to improve team members
knowledge base. Helps coordinate training, education programs, and mentoring relationships.Be a local change agent, pushing to continuously challenge the status quo, and find new ways to achieve Niagara s business strategies.Utilize data-driven, structured problem-solving tools, including Six Sigma to improve process capability, reduce variation and optimize performanceImplement appropriate visual controls to ensure lasting results, including, standard work, improvement opportunity walks and process auditsQualificationsMinimum Qualifications:6 Years
Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment6 Years
Experience in Position4 Years
Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationStrong interpersonal skills, clear communicator, and demonstrated relationship-building skills. Ability to function through influence in the absence of having positional authority.Able to interact with a wide variety of contacts, both internal and external.Talented influencer and team builder. Can form a team without official authority to do so, and motivate that team to accomplish self-directed goals.Required travel:15% - domestic overnight travel. For some projects this could be 30% for a period of time.Preferred Qualifications:10+ Years
Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment10+ Years
Experience working in Position6 Years
Experience managing people/projects*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationProgressive experience in manufacturing, including roles leading others and in Production, Technical or Warehouse operationsPrior experience in filling, food packaging, beverage filling, high speed consumer products manufacturing, or high speed dosing preferredExperience working with the implementation and oversight of improvement initiativesKnowledge of Continuous Improvement, TPM / TQM, Lean, Six Sigma, or Toyota Production System methodologies & toolsDemonstrated project management skills on cross functional initiativesDemonstrated ability to use data for creative problem solvingProven success in working with people in a change program.Proficiency in, but not limited to Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Projects, Visio, etc.), E-Business Systems (Oracle, SAP), inventory systems (WMS, MA), Efficiency Improvement Analysis Applications (SPSS, NCSS, MiniTab) and/or New System Implementation & AdministrationCompetenciesThis position embodies the values of Niagara s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:Lead Like an OwnerManages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidentsProvides strategic input and oversight to departmental projectsMakes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutionsSkilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term winsMakes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual successLeads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customerMakes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goalsInnovACTContinuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce wasteCreates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvementCommunicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing changeFind a WayDemonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex informationEffectively delegates technical tasks to subordinatesWorks effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational successIdentifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic waysEmpowered to be GreatMakes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertiseEngages in long term talent planningProvides opportunities for the development of all direct reportsUnderstands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teamsEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in technical field, orAssociate's Degree complimented with certifications in CI disciplinesPreferred:Bachelor's Degree in EngineeringSix Sigma Green or Black Belt, TPM or TPS PractitionerCertification/License: Required:
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None RequiredBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Plant NameBALTIMORE

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