Details for Job ID# E838

Date Posted - 1-10-2019

Category - Engineering

Position Title - Continuous Improvement Mgr - plastic films

Location - Jackson, MO

Description -
Our client is an international manufacturer of a wide variety of plastic and paper packaging products. Their Missouri plant is focused on converting flexible packaging films utilizing extrusion, laminating and printing processes. The CI Manager will lead the implementation of a world class continuous improvement system using Lean Manufacturing systems (TPS) and process improvement techniques. Position will lead the CI Team (3 reports) and work with Business Unit Leadership and Corporate CI to identify production, quality and commercial process best practices and then assist plant personnel in adapting and implementing these practices. Reports to Business Unit President.

Responsibilities Include:
• Lead/facilitate projects and/or events which address plant improvement opportunities.
• Assist department Managers developing A3s and project pipeline selection.
• Lead and direct Root Cause Failure Analysis of significant People, Process, and Equipment related downtime events; implement permanent corrective actions to mitigate probability of reoccurrence.
• Lead/facilitate FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) on all equipment/processes in the plant.
• Support the plant and corporate CI in the development of programs/tools/techniques and communication.
• Provide event follow-up to monitor the progress of planned improvement implementation to assure timely action, appropriate support, and achievement of expected benefits
• Use appropriate measurement, analysis and evaluation methods to accurately identify and document improvements.
• Become proficient in the technical aspects of production, quality and other business processes.

Requirements -
• MUST HAVE - Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or other technical field
• MUST HAVE - Minimum 5 years of experience in Lean Manufacturing with TPS Methodologies
• MUST HAVE - Excellent understanding of Lean Systems, Statistics, Data Distribution & other Lean Tools such as SMED, 5S, Pareto Analysis, A3s, etc.
• MUST HAVE - 5+ years of flexible packaging converting experience
• Proven Leadership experience leading a team & engaging a workforce
• Extensive Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution experience
• Proven experience implementing CI improvements and processes in a Manufacturing environment.
• Excellent project management and communication (verbal and written) skills
• Self-motivated with the ability to plan and lead projects that require interfaces with multiple stakeholders and differing levels of management.
• Ability to understand the operational, technical, commercial and financial aspects of the business and how they relate to each other, including product costing and investment evaluations.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office.
• Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% both in the US and occasionally to Europe

Compensation -
Salary is negotiable, depending upon experience presented, to 110K. Excellent relocation program.

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