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Continuous Improvement Manager - Calhoun, GA

Requisition ID 22221
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function General Management/Senior Executive 
Recruiter #LI-JF1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's 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.

About Kerry

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.

Where You'll Work

Our Calhoun, GA location is part of our Meat division and uses unique proprietary technology developed by Kerry to create breading and coating blends for our customers and products.

What you'll Do

As a Continuous Improvement Manager, you'll 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.

On a high level, the Continuous Improvement Manager will:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Example of key initiatives: reliability improvement and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) improvements, and implementing performance goals 

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Business, Food Science or related field is required
  • 7+ years Lean manufacturing methodology and proficiency leading kaizen events, value stream mapping and utilizing lean problem. Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing certifications are highly preferred
  • HACCP/food safety experience in food or beverage manufacturing environments
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including SAP and other systems

21 Salem Rd. SW Calhoun, GA 30701

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Calhoun

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