Continuous Improvement Manager - Poultry/PPO

Company: Tyson Foods Incorporated ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
At least 5 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description
Function:   Continuous Improvement
Pay Type:   Exempt
Position Number:   11140478 Mgr Continuous Improvement
Employee Type:   Full Time
Relocation:   Yes
SUMMARY: This position will lead the Business Unit in the development and implementation of a long term strategic plan to involve every plant in the pursuit of a lean manufacturing environment that lowers production costs. Other responsibilities or this role would be: Implement the BU's corporate standard CI strategy to deliver significant productivity savings that lower the total cost of each plant. Develop and implement the BU's plan to engage every employee, salaried and hourly, in the CI process. Use fact-based analysis to prioritize improvement opportunities. Use systematic problem solving and develop sustainable CI systems. Help establish and manage BU metrics for each facility, and monitor/manage performance against these metrics. Identify and/or provide training on lean manufacturing techniques as needed. Facilitate CI events as needed. Serve as the BU's liaison with the corporate CI team.

REQUIREMENTS: Education: BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience preferred; MBA preferred but not required.

Experience: 5+ years' experience in Operations, Sales, Marketing, or Shared Services; experience in Change Management or Relationship Management preferred.

Technical Skills: Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Project Manager, Excel and Word.

Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work and influence all levels of the organization.

Travel: 75%

Position Specific: Strong knowledge of practical lean manufacturing principles. Ability to teach and coach employees at all levels in the use of lean tools, presenting complex information in a clear and concise manner. Excellent project management skills. Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems. Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
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