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As a Continuous Improvement leader on the Company manufacturing team at our Blue Anchor plant, we want you to take a new approach on what otherwise might be status quo. If you are an outside the box thinker and love to take an active approach in positive change, we need you to drive overall plant efficiency to improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), deliver cost savings through building capability in KWS (Company Work Systems) methodologies and a continuous improvement mindset. Working closely with Plant leadership and the KWS Center of Excellence, you’ll inspire and direct your teams, creating meaningful connections with employees at all levels of the organization.
Welcome to Blue Anchor! We are looking for the best people to help our team create warm, golden delicious waffles for families everywhere. Blue Anchor is one of Company’s five Frozen Foods plants and our team takes pride in every “L’Eggo My Eggo” product we make. From our union facility in South Jersey, we use our “K-Values” to guide our actions. We are relentless in safely delivering the best, quality waffle goodness straight from your grocery freezer to your home. We are looking for high-energy, motivated and innovative talent to join our team!
HERE'S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
Tools for Success - Leading the Phase Progression Campaign for KWS while coaching the KWS Center of Excellence (COE) leaders and members while maintaining a balance between short term business delivery and longer term strategic priorities and driving cost ideations and diagnostics
Drive Change with Continuous Improvement Efforts - Driving High-Value Projects along with tracking the pipeline of identified projects for visibility and Identifying process inefficiencies and sources of loss and coordinates/facilitates activities using cross-functional resources to eliminate them
Strategize to Win - Continually collaborating with hourly personnel and supervisors to identify and troubleshoot chronic and sporadic losses through data analysis
Impact Results - Extending the use of KWS improvement tools within Quality, Safety, and Food Safety and for supporting the Manufacturing Reliability process and driving standard work efforts and assists in the annual budgeting process
Empower Efficiency with a New Angle - Building capability in the Reliability Maintenance COE (Center of Excellence) team to effectively plan, schedule, and execute work; installing and sustaining the Breakdown Elimination and equipment classification systems. Additionally, Tracking sources of loss, improvements efforts and educates employees along with communicating progress
Empower Teams - Training and coaching KWS leadership and management skills for all plant employees and actively supporting the teams in the KWS/MR activities coordinating closely with Regional KWS/MR Directors and assuring compliance to Corporate KWS Standards
YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
HS Diploma/GED and extensive experience in Continuous Improvement initiatives in a manufacturing setting
A passion for improvement and thinking outside the box!
Experience leading Kaizen events
Proven experience leading continuous improvement projects and utilizing LEAN tools (Lean, TPM, Six Sigma, KWS, IWS, HPO)
Exceptional ability to influence and lead cross functional teams across all levels of the organization
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering OR related technical or business degree
Owner’s mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit!
Cross-functional work experience in a manufacturing setting
Demonstrated ability to plan work and manage priorities while problem-solving
Strong demonstrated ability to manage complexity
Experience working in the food or beverage industry
It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on one of the links below:
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THE FINER PRINT
The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link for English or this Link for Spanish.
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