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Continuous Improvement Manager - Ft Worth, TX

Requisition ID 29794
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

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.

About the role

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.

Key responsibilities

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 

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Business, Food Science or related field is required
  • 7-10 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

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: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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