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CI Manager

About Kerry

Leading to better,  encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.  A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role


At our high automated facility in Banks Crossing the Continuous Improvement Manager will work in partnership with the Production management to identify and lead continuous improvement initiatives.  You will  share your Lean knowledge and practical continuous improvement experience to support the teams to achieve better production results, and bring them along on the CI journey.


Key responsibilities

  • Manage and drive lean initiatives, Continuous Improvement projects, champion Lean Principles and methodologies, RCA’s, Kaizen, SPC, etc.
  • Lead, train and execute continuous improvement initiatives designed to improve KPI performance and increase site leadership and hourly employee knowledge and behaviors to remove waste in all areas of the site
  • Lead the development, implementation, and ongoing improvement of a lean manufacturing system in the facility
  • Define and teach new ways of working utilizing lean methodologies

Qualifications and skills

  •  Bachelor's degree, or its foreign equivalent from an accredited institution in Business Management, Engineering ,Food Science or a related field
  •  4+ years of relevant experience 
  • CI Knowledge: A deep understanding of the principles and tools of lean manufacturing 
  • Previous experience in a highly automated manufacturing process highly desired
  • Previous experience in food manufacturing a plus
  • Experience with implementing lean manufacturing processes and principles 
  • Experience with the 8 lean wastes of manufacturing, including how to address them and improve them at a food manufacturing facility;
  • Experience with implementation of the Kaizen events, use of kaizen process to improve teamwork, personal discipline, improved morale, quality, and suggestions for improvement.
  • Additionally, experience with using the Kaizen process to drive change and continuous improvement in a production setting;
  • Experience with continuous improvement to ensure production environment is always changing, adapting and improving.

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