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Continuous Improvement CI Manager

CPG Talent Management - Harrisonburg, VA

The Continuous Improvement Manager, reporting to the Plant Director, will lead the continuous improvement team and the continuous improvement program for the site. The CI Manager will be responsible for driving a culture of continuous improvement and driving operational excellence to all areas of the site. This includes defining the CI strategy for the site in execution of our TPM program, coaching site leaders in execution of CI programs, and being a hands-on servant leader to enable change management in the plant. The CI Manager must be a change catalyst with strong communication and time management skills and an ability to quickly flow between strategic thinking and tactical coaching and execution.


  • Owns and manages the overall CI Program in the site ensuring effectiveness of change management, adoption of systems and culture, integration across pillars and functions, and delivery of all result areas
  • Acts as an internal partner for the site to lead, define, develop, and coach continuous improvement activities to drive improvement in all result areas and KPI’s
  • Is a partner, coach, and mentor to site pillar leaders and teams in EHS, Quality, Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, Organization, and Education & Training
  • Owns and manages the Focused Improvement Pillar in the site defining the problem-solving capability, tools, and strategy across the site as well as coaching the execution and implementing countermeasures and driving action plans to resolution
  • Supports and at times leads problem-solving efforts to improve safety, quality, and eliminate waste/cost at the local level
  • Identifies key opportunities for process improvement and partners with process owners to lead activities to deliver sustainable and repeatable change and improve business results
  • Develops and prepares metrics and reports to drive action and change through the CI program
  • Conducts regular and periodic audits and health checks of the Site CI Program and each pillar
  • Facilitates the development of action plans to variances as identified through the audit process
  • Coaches and facilitates the site strategic planning process in collaboration with the site leadership team and ensures consistent adherence to the process including monthly scorecard reporting and gap analysis
  • Identifies and leverages best practices across the plant and shares broadly across the network CI team to improve standards and guidelines for company TPM implementation
  • Manage the site productivity process and pipeline to deliver savings vs. commitment
  • Coach and mentor site resources – CI engineers and Operational Excellence leaders - in CI activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum four-year degree in or related operations / process improvement experience
  • 5 + years working experience working in manufacturing or other related industry in operations or continuous improvement
  • TPM experience and knowledge and practical application of AM, PM, FI, Education & Training systems and tools
  • Experience leading problem solving and process improvement efforts required
  • Knowledge of CI / Lean / TPM tools
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for process improvement
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Lean, TPM, or Six Sigma certification a plus

Posted On: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Compensation: 100-120K base 15% bonus

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