Perdue Farms, Inc.

CONTINUOUS IMPROV MGR

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Description/Job Summary

Leads the local organization in identifying, progressing and realizing the return with all opportunities.  Identifies and investigates cost saving opportunities covering all projects and processes.  Delivers measurable improvements utilizing continuous improvement strategies.  Implements standard processes and appropriate actions to reduce variation and eliminate waste.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Leads the facilities Corporate Business Improvement Process by becoming a business partner with operations management, working with them to identify opportunities, develop solutions, and implement agreed to continuous improvement alternatives.
  • Ensures deliverables support the 4-P’s.  People (turnover, increased collaboration), Products ( consistency in products, quality of products, reliability of service), Profitability (support the attainment of key initiatives), Planet.
  • Gains a solid understanding of the Company’s key initiatives/accountabilities and ensures linkage of process improvement efforts with these goals.
  • Collaborates across functions to insure consistent implementation of new, improved processes.  Establishes measurable criteria to ensure desired results are obtained.  Provides management with updates via tracking reports on project progress, in line with set priority and timing targets.
  • Based on projects and organizational priorities, assists with the identification of both “hard” and “soft” training  needs, identifies the proper source to deliver the training,  and tracks training results; conducts training on process improvement tools and develops others to become trainers.
  • Manages the project improvement tracker and assists project leaders to develop tracking mechanisms for ongoing reporting, develops and implements a follow-up process and a plant communication plan for process improvements to ensure sustainability.
  • Promotes the transformation of a reactive organizational culture to one that is more proactive, utilizing data driven decision-making, and giving priority to preventative actions.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with local State and Federal agencies to identify workforce training grants.

Required Qualifications

 

  • BS degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, Business Management or related field of study.  Must have average knowledge of Microsoft Office systems.  Additional skills and experience to include: Demonstrated willingness to promote and drive change; able to communicate and work with teams at all organizational levels from senior management to shop floor; strong communication, organizational and presentation skills; ability to learn new concepts, combined with common sense and effectively apply to problem solving; combination of business, interpersonal, technical and analytical skills motivated by challenge.
  • A minimum of 1-3 years related work experience.  Experience in the implementation of continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment.  Working knowledge of LEAN principles, Six Sigma, TQM, and SPC.

Details

Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.