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Continuous Improvement Manager

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Twin Falls, ID

Company: Chobani

Summary

Chobani seeks a Continuous Improvement Manager to work with site leadership to lead the development, implementation and ongoing improvement of a sustainable Lean Management approach.  Our manufacturing organizations are committed to developing a sustainable continuous improvement culture using Lean principles. The successful development of this culture will enhance work processes and output, while delivering significant cost savings, improved customer service, quality and safety for the company.

 

This individual will oversee the definition, documentation and implementation of best-practice yogurt packaging technologies, machinery, and material specifications. Responsibilities will include teaching, mentoring, and execution of Lean strategy.  He/she will be responsible to communicate the goals and objectives of the specific Lean/CI activities and to provide a system for measuring results of Lean/CI activities on an ongoing basis. In addition, he/she will work with the site leadership to ensure that CI improvements are rolled out quickly and effectively and that the improvements are sustained.  We seek a results-oriented leader.  This individual must be both a credible teacher and capable of influencing all levels of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Drive Lean training and implementation of a Lean toolkit to include: value stream management, lean diagnosis/strategy & objective setting, Kanban, SMED, team problem solving, Kaizen, etc
  • Develop and implement lean metrics and visual indicators to support line efficiencies
  • Deliver KPI’s in support of the manufacturing strategy
  • Lead and coach members of the management and continuous improvement teams, primarily through implementation of Lean principles and practices
  • Conduct internal lean manufacturing assessments and develop improvement plans from assessments.
  • Ensure controls and metrics are in place and sustained to monitor progress of the factories continuous improvement initiatives
  • Drive Lean training and implementation of a Lean toolkit to include: value stream management, lean diagnosis/strategy & objective setting, Kanban, SMED, team problem solving, Kaizen, etc
  • Develop and implement lean metrics and visual indicators to support line efficiencies
  • Conduct internal lean manufacturing assessments and develop improvement plans from assessments.
  • Ensure controls and metrics are in place and sustained to monitor progress of the continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Provide shift manager coverage as required to maintain positive associate relationships and manufacturing perspective
  • Follow all GMP, Safety and Food Quality practices

Requirements

  • 5-7 years of manufacturing experience in Lean Implementation
  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in Engineering or Business Administration
  • Black Belt certified and able to integrate the two disciplines of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Lean toolkit application skills (value stream mapping, 5S, Kaizen, Kanban, Error proofing, SMED, team problem solving, etc.)
  • Knowledge of internal manufacturing and major business processes
  • Significant change management experience
  • Project management experience
  • Strong business and financial acumen 
  • Demonstrated cross-functional experience and ability to influence

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all.  In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005.  We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it’s made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.

 

Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

 

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.

Compensation Range: $85,600.00 - $128,400.00, plus bonus.


Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls