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Continuous Improvement Manager

Kelly Services
Southbridge, MA 01550
**_Continuous Improvement Manager_**

**_Southbridge, MA_**

**_Direct Hire_**

The primary objective in this position is to lead plant improvement activities through Lean Production System Design, effective problem solving techniques, design and manage performance improvement initiatives, and train and coach plant personnel to accomplish and develop a zero losses culture. In order to accomplish this, as a plant Continuous Improvement Manager position you will need to effectively communicate with plant personnel, frontline supervisors, and operating managers in how to better incorporate performance improvement activities into their daily workload. The Plant Continuous Improvement Manager position would be located at this plant site and there may be opportunities to travel.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**

Implement Sweet Success Continuous improvement program to drive a Zero Loss Culture.

Build an accountable culture of Excellence.

Responsible for loss analysis & OEE improvement plan development, plan execution leadership, and results tracking

Develop and implement capital equipment projects as needed to support the OEE improvement plans

Oversee analytical troubleshooting & problem-solving activities

Facilitate Lean Six Sigma (LSS) project management as needed leveraging the internal Continuous Improvement Program (Sweet Success)

Oversee the Downtime collection system

Develop team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals

Deliver effective change leadership - driving business changes while minimizing people impact

Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues

Effective leader and motivator who can engage employees at all levels in the problem-solving process to achieve plant goals

Motivate team members to achieve plant goals. Drive data driven and frontline team-based culture

Understand the fundamental tools & methodologies of the following TPM pillars Focused Improvement (FI), Autonomous Activities (AA), Planned Maintenance (PM), Early Management (EM), Personal Development (PD)

Understand the CQV process Commissioning, Qualification, Verification process

Apply reliability expertise to stabilize and improve the operation, driving variation down and seeking improved TE through capital, procedural, and operational improvements in both planned and unplanned downtime areas

Develop and maintain staffing and scrap standards for new and revised manufacturing process

Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills through leading meetings and preparing written plant communications

Oversee process improvement capital projects including, design, planning, organizing, scheduling, control, integration, for on time and within budget completion

Help establish meaningful plant metrics to monitor performance at a level sufficiently detailed to illustrate the real nature and cause of problems and to demonstrate the skills and focus needed for improvement opportunities.

Help to improve safety performance through the use of Lean tools

Organize plant idea generation and improvement initiative planning. Stabilize plant performance and help identify additional improvement opportunities.

Diagnose and evaluate performance (cost, quality, delivery) challenges stemming from plant demand management and forecasting, inventory management, capacity, production planning, and production processes

Lead plant root cause problem solving initiatives.

Assist in the design of work standards, quality control charts and systems, and other elements of manufacturing practices to aid plant improvements.

Assist in the creation of alternative methods of production control and scheduling that use best practice techniques to better connect the plant and its suppliers with customer and seasonal demand patterns.

Train and coach plant personnel to utilize Lean Tools

Assist the leadership team in assessing the progress of plant initiatives and programs underway at the plant

Aid in development and management of capital improvement projects on time, on budget, and meeting performance goals

This role requires regular presence on the plant floor

This role requires lifting up to 40 lbs. occasionally

**Knowledge and Skill Requirements:**

Food & Beverage Manufacturing/Ops experience preferred.

Highly self-motivated and self-directed

Results driven

Ideally 6+ years in related experience in Supply Chain continuous improvement or Ops role

Proven experience with building and implementing Processes, Routines, and Tools for process improvements and to deliver results

Experience in lean, TPM or similar continuous improvement methodologies.

Bachelors degree preferred

1-3 years Broad manufacturing experience including responsible management roles

Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize according to business needs

_Please Apply within or Contact Matthew.Werner@kellyservices.com_


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


Posted: 2021-03-15 Expires: 2021-04-29

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