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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: Dawn Foods
Location: Louisville
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

Dawn Foods is a global leader in bakery manufacturing and ingredients distribution. As the partner of choice for inspiring bakery success, we helpcustomers grow their business through meaningful partnerships, research-driven insights and innovations, and products and expertise they can depend on. As a family-owned company, our commitments to our people, products, customers, and corporate values, are all part of our recipe for success.Why work for Dawn Foods?PEOPLE. PRODUCTS. CUSTOMERS.Why should you apply? We invest in you! Industry-leading health insurance on Day 1! Competitive Pay 401(K) + company match 10 Paid Company Holidays Paid Time Off Professional training Family-owned business over 100 years in service An opportunity for career advancement, working as part of an empowering workforceJob Purpose and OverviewLeads, develops, and implements the plant continuous improvement strategy and initiatives to drive cost reduction, eliminate waste, improve customer satisfaction, reduce product defects, and increase market share using lean methodology and tools.Shift Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm must be flexible and work some weekends when necessary What will you do as a Continuous Improvement Specialist at Dawn Foods? Develop, manage, and facilitate the Continuous Improvement initiatives and strategy for the plant.
Lead the rollout of automated data collection and loss analysis to help the plant identify top losses and eliminate waste. Act as a Lean transformation leader and Kaizen coach that can provide in-depth knowledge of rapid improvement methodologies with tools acquired through hands-on implementation. Organize and facilitate cross-functions ideations and value-stream mapping workshops. Support daily directions setting tier meetings and floor huddles. Drive a continuous improvement culture with a focus on prioritizing top opportunities and using DMAIC problem solving to eliminate issues permanently. Ability to coach and train team members, supervisors, and management. Ensure sustainability of past CI projects and focus on standardization and adoption of improved processes. Manage cost savings process for the plant and help keep other project owners on-track. Develop and maintain a roadmap for long-term, sustainable cost reduction initiatives, including investments in tools and infrastructure that provide automated reporting and/or supplier collaboration. Leverages lean skills, tools, and best practices to identify opportunities for improvement and methods to improve. Understands and promotes the philosophies and policies of Dawn Food Products, Inc. Supports the Circle of Excellence, and the Dawn Philosophy of Team Dawn.What Does It Take to be a Continuous Improvement Specialist at Dawn Foods? Below are the minimum qualifications to be a fit for this job.
Bachelor s degree in business administration, process management, operations, industrial engineering, or engineering management or equivalent experience. Master s preferred. 5+ years
experience in manufacturing, logistics, distribution, warehousing, and/or engineering or other related supply chain field with at least 2 years owning continuous improvement initiatives.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or the equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Relevant experience in the manufacturing of food and/or bakery products is preferred. Requires excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills. Requires analytical problem-solving skills, time management skills, and advanced skills in the use of data management tools to monitor progress toward goals. Experience in managing cross-functional projects with multiple stakeholders. Strong ability to lead change.
Strong ability to influence others without direct authority to seek and gain leadership alignment and activate resources to deliver to project commitments.Physical Demands & Work EnvironmentThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to grasp, move, or utilize objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to use sensory perception for quality measurement of products. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and infrequently lift and/or move 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus on computer and non-computer tasksNote: The level of physical effort may vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than documented here.If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply. About Our BenefitsDawn is proud to employ the top talent in the baking industry, and we reward our people with comprehensive health and well-being coverage, competitive compensation packages, and award-winning benefit offerings. We also help protect your future financial health with a generous 401(k) matching program that provides additional retirement funds and many tools and resources on financial wellness. Dawn encourages professional growth through tuition assistance and educational programs, and we are always searching for ways to improve our industry-leading services and benefits.Compensation: $74,590-$116,360 with Annual Bonus Potential#LI-MW1#LI-OnsiteAn Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other status or condition that is protected by applicable law.Requisition ID: 35326

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