Plant Continuous Improvement Manager

Lakeville, Minnesota
Oct 09, 2019
Nov 08, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Description:

Provide leadership and analysis support for plant productivity improvement and other Treehouse Private Brands initiatives. This position will lead the plant in the continuous improvement activities.


  • Be an agent of change and lead the Continuous Improvement efforts for the plant, ensuring achievement of targets and goals.
  • Be the key plant contact with platform, enterprise and contract resources to drive CI and new program development and implementation. Provide status updates as required.
  • Partner with Production Maintenance, Warehouse, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering, Safety, and Quality leadership to create a Zero Harm, Zero Loss environment at the plant.
  • Conduct and update periodic opportunity assessments, providing guidance to plant leadership on top areas of opportunity within the facility.
  • Conduct line capability and/or loss studies for assigned areas. Providing and maintaining plant performance date and their perspective systems.
  • Facilitate training to assigned teams for key problem solving/CI methodology tools.
  • Complete financial evaluation/cost studies for new product offerings/product changes and Capitol projects.
  • Support line performance tracing for assigned areas/departments
  • Support plant leadership in annual operating and capital plan development

Supervision:     This position has 4 direct reports


Education and Experience

  • B.S. degree at minimum, preferably in Industrial Engineering, Business, or Finance
  • Previous TPM of Lean Implementation Leadership experience preferred
  • 3-5 years previous experience in manufacturing and/or engineering, preferably within Food or Consumer Products industry
  • Exposure to multiple Supply Chain and other business disciplines (Purchasing, Manufacturing, Logistics, Brand, R&D, etc.) in previous or project work preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing unit operations
  • Ability to lead and influence teams to drive for project/process success
  • Exposure to productivity/continuous improvement methodology in previous positions
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills

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