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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Fresca Mexican Foods
Location: Caldwell
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Job Description:

Fresca Mexican Foods (Fresca), an industry-leading manufacturer of quality tortillas, wraps and chips seeks an energetic Continuous Improvement Manager to drive change and support the day-to-day and long-term improvement strategies of our business.As a key member of the Product Team, this individual will operate as the primary driver of strategic and sustainable changes around Continuous Improvement (CI) in production and other departments as needed. This individual will be responsible for building, implementing, and sustaining impactful changes which improve and support the ongoing business operations.This position is located onsite in Caldwell, Idaho, just outside of Boise, and will report to the Chief Product Officer (CPO).

Core Responsibilities

  • Partner with the greater Fresca team to develop and implement a CI program that will meet anticipated business requirements.
  • Use data to identify gaps in performance versus best practices, and work with plant leaders to remediate the gaps.
  • Partner with Operations Teams to assess, identify, and implement improvement opportunities.
  • Work with internal and external teams to drive improvement in food and employee safety, quality, production efficiency, costs, and overall waste elimination.
  • Understand and apply financial drivers and key performance indicators (KPI) and ensure the production community understands how they can affect the KPIs.
  • Develop and deliver CI education and training.
  • Lead hands-on CI events and coach team members in the utilization of Lean basics, instilling a culture of CI mindsets.
  • Be the subject matter expert (SME) for the CI program and deployment strategy.
  • Evaluate new product processes for CI opportunities.
  • Assist plant leaders with training and coaching teams to drive results to the bottom line.
  • Track and report results of the CI initiatives.Competencies
    • Strong internal stakeholder skills such as cross-functional collaboration and communication.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others, both internally and externally.
    • Strong data analysis skills and demonstrated financial acumen.
    • Strong presentation skills.Requirements
      • Minimum 5 years of CI and management experience in a food manufacturing environment.
      • Strong working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
      • Highly effective at training and coaching all levels in the organization.
      • Experience with Good Manufacturing (GMP) and/or Safe Quality Food (SQF) practices.
      • Lean and/or Six Sigma certification preferred.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (or Google Suite), PowerBI (or similar), CRM, Project Management tools and PowerPoint (Keynote, Google Slides) preferred.
      • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a STEM Discipline is preferredBenefitsBase salary $80,000 - $120,000 with 10% bonus potential.Fresca offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, 401 (K) with match, years of service bonuses, and more.Fresca Mexican Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Fresca Mexican Foods, Caldwell , Continuous Improvement Manager, Executive , Caldwell, Idaho

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