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Kraft Heinz, The Company
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Job Title: Continuous Improvement Supervisor
Location: Woodstock, IL
Role / Title
The CI Supervisor provides a full range of productivity services to Operations and direct cost reduction programs for the facility including leading lean events, developing and measuring facility systems and developing and delivering continuous improvement training programs for the facility. Direction in disciplines of best business practices including, but not limited to, yield improvement, manpower utilization, overhead spend, capital utilization, indirect spend, plant utilization and efficiency, working capital both raw material and finished goods. Key incumbent will work closely with all areas of the plant to drive greater utilization of processes and procedures and higher proficiency on the changes impacting employees in the organization such that business results are achieved.
Key Responsibilities of the Role
Supports the local Continuous Improvement Manager of the plant in upstream smart ideas/best practice replication. Leads and executes breakthrough and incremental improvement projects in the plant. Responsible for identification of productivity within the facility and drive projects through to completion
Engages line/process/department personnel in all phases of improvement efforts (including Value Stream Mapping, DMAIC projects, line balancing, creating standard work, and daily work improvements). Develops and applies necessary technical skills to deliver improvement results (such as lean, 6Sigma, etc.)
Supports plant Continuous Improvement projects. Support the Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, Morale principles, line start-ups and work on minor capital projects primarily CI driven. Supports in the evaluation and implementation of the Ideas and Suggestions process
In cooperation with conversion colleagues and Business Development Manager, is responsible for the realization of productivity, CI ideas and projects of the section/business unit. Captures and communicates significant learning's to enable best practices to be utilized
Coaches, trains, and develops improvement ideas with team members and other plant personnel. Works closely with Operations Management and Human Resources to establish a team culture at the lines. Supports team-building activities of various teams in cooperation with team leader/team-developer
Maintain appropriate project documentation
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in engineering is preferred; Bachelors level degree is required
2-4 years CI leading CI projects or transformatio n projects required
1-5 years of operations experience in manufacturing required
Green Belt Certification preferred
Demonstrated experience overcoming the inevitable problems and obstacles that surface to meet project timelines and cost initiatives
Creativeness and desire to not to be bound by past solutions and to think outside the box in order to drive productivity throughout the organization
Ability to communicate and deal with a range of responsibilities is critical while managing multiple task
Working knowledge of enterprise business principles and practices
Mentoring & coaching skills
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity