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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Continental Mills
Location: Hopkinsville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About the Position

This position is responsible for leading the Continuous Improvement initiatives at one of our designated plants. This position will provide leadership, planning, technical direction, communication and coaching to ensure safe production of high-quality products to meet customer needs in the most cost-effective manner. This position will play an integral role on the Company's TPM Resource Team, providing input into the ongoing design and implementation of Continental Mill's productivity and improvement activities. The position will also drive the effective communication between Company C.I. Resources and Site Leadership teams. As a member of the Site Planning Team, this position could potentially back up other members in their absence, primarily the Operations and Engineering Manager positions.

Essential Functions: Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • Influences Continuous Improvement to quantitatively and qualitatively improve costs, quality, and service.
  • Influences the organization into developing a C.I. culture (Loss identification & elimination) in all areas through defined strategies, tactics, and building capabilities throughout the organization.
  • Train and educate the organization and implement continuous improvement methodologies including but not limited to TPM, 5S, Lean, and other loss savings and productivity improving activities.
  • Influences all C.I. activities and supports all Pillars of the TPM system, to include Leadership & Organization, Autonomous Maintenance, Focused Improvement, Planned Maintenance, Education & Training, and Early Management.
  • Supports safety as a top priority - in training, job design, ergonomics, and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensures and supports both company and plant Quality systems and processes.
  • Establishes and manages systems for "right first time" performance and incorporates this philosophy across the facility.
  • Supports internal plant, inter-plant, and corporate-wide initiatives, including developing synergies and leveraging business opportunities to optimize manufacturing operations.
  • Provides strategic leadership and tactical planning for the technical training community. Partner with HR and TPM leadership on broader training plans and processes.
  • Identifies and works collaboratively with the HR community to make enhancements to the pay-for-skills programs that drives business results improvements and equity for all plant employees.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals qualified with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Systemic problem solver, implementing solutions to solve root cause problems.
  • Creates an environment that encourages and rewards teamwork and collaboration, both internally and externally.
  • Able to handle multiple, complex priorities and balance the needs of each according to business impact.
  • Strong business and technical skills across all functions within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced and proficient at Coaching, Motivating, and Mentoring.
  • Must value Coaching as ongoing support of our team members in the work environment.
  • Sets expectations, tracks and communicates results, and creates environment for accountability for results and actions.
  • Strong facilitation, written and oral communication skills. Excellent listener.
  • Effective in small and large group sessions. Provides facilitation skills development for CI Team Leads.
  • Conveys information in understandable terms at all levels of the organization and through proper channels.
  • Creative and change-oriented Continuous Improvement process skills. Strong ability to learn and embrace new and challenging concepts.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to influence team members at all levels.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience:

  • College degree in manufacturing, engineering or food processing field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 10 + years of successful managerial experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Proven track-record of building capability across all levels of the organization.
  • Food background preferred.
  • Experience in a variety of manufacturing areas (production, engineering, QA, logistics) within consumer products.
  • TPM experience preferred, (Six Sigma, Lean experience is applicable

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone along with reaching. Specific vision abilities include close vision requirements due to computer work. Moderate noise, ability to work in a confined area, and ability to sit at a computer for an extended period are also included. This position will require considerable time on the shop floor, at times lifting up to 50 lbs to support manufacturing activities.


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

The policy of Continental Mills, Inc. is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

Keywords: Continental Mills, Clarksville , Continuous Improvement Manager, Other , Hopkinsville, Tennessee

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