Perdue Farms, Inc.

Continuous Improvement Manager

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Description/Job Summary

We are actively recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Manager to be based at our Lewiston, NC facility. This individual drives measurable results through facilitation and leadership of the Continuous Improvement Model. This role leads the process of engaging and empowering team members to identify, understand, and implement sustainable process improvements.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Leads the facility’s Continuous Improvement efforts by becoming a business partner with operations management, working with them to identify opportunities, utilize the DMAIC structure while focusing on People-Process-Data to obtain measurable and sustainable results.
  • Ensures deliverables support the 4-P’s. People (Safety, Retention, Increased Engagement and Empowerment), Products (consistency in products, quality of products, reliability of service), Profitability (support the attainment of key initiatives and improved competitive results), Planet (support the green initiatives).
  • Gains a solid understanding of the Company’s key initiatives, competitive priorities, accountabilities and ensures linkage of continuous improvement efforts with these goals.
  • 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.
  • Delivers effective training courses and programs to help increase knowledge and awareness of the Continuous Improvement tools and use of the model. The training should be customized to meet organizational needs and priorities.
  • Facilitates Kaizen events in which we effectively build and lead focused and empowered teams. Manage the project improvement tracking and assist project leaders to develop tracking mechanisms for ongoing reporting. Develop follow-up processes for completed projects in order to ensure sustainability. Develop and implement a plant communication plan for process improvement efforts.
  • Become the in house expert on Lean and Six Sigma techniques through training, study and application. Utilize these skills to lead the organization in data based decision making, and driving action to generate measurable improvements.
  • Develops and participates in existing awareness programs to promote the use of Continuous improvement and recognize team successes.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors Degree or equivalent related work experience. Combination of business, interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills. Self starter and motivated by challenge. Strong sense of teamwork with high level of individual contribution. Ability to learn new concepts, combine with common sense, and effectively apply to problem solving. Strong communication, organization, and presentation skills. Able to communicate and work with teams at all organizational levels from Senior management to shop floor. Willingness to promote and drive change. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel. Ability to support all Shift (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) on Continuous Improvement initiatives. 

Preferred Qualifications

Degrees in Business Administration, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain are preferred but all majors will be considered. Bilingual. Proficiency in Minitab. Prior exposure to Continuous Improvement or Operational Excellence tools. Experience in a manufacturing environment

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.