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Mgr Continuous Improvement - Berry Street

Company: Tyson Foods
Location: Springdale
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Details:OVERALL GOAL:The overall goal of the CI Manager at the facility is to become operations 'go-to person', and be involved in all facets of the business. The CI Manager should be able to collaboratively work with all support departments to understand needs and be able to provide guidance. SUMMARY: The Continuous Improvement Leader is responsible for building and maintaining a strong and long-lasting culture of continuous improvement. This person will deliver continuous improvement training and actions throughout the facility while serving as the Subject Matter Expert on Continuous Improvement. They will provide direction to Production Team Members Engineers and Functional Leaders throughout the facility This individual will lead and grow a culture of Continuous Improvement and Change Management with all activities at Tyson. The CI Manager will facilitate continuous improvement projects focused on Team Member food safety quality improvements on-time delivering inventory and cost reductions and process performance improvements. They will provide efficient leadership and cost-effective integration of Continuous Improvement creating operational excellence. Responsibilities include: Facilitate successful Kaizen and rapid improvement process events; Assist in the collection of data identifying opportunities and for tracking improvements; Ensure that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards; Demonstrate a knowledge of and commitment to Lean manufacturing principles and techniques; Develops strategies and programs that improve the productivity and efficiency of the various work processes of the company; Instructs others in continuous process improvements including the use of various problem solving and productivity techniques such as process mapping standardized work six sigma and cost time management; Facilitates Continuous Improvement projects cost reductions and process performance improvements; Maintain CI implementation schedules for assigned projects progress updates as required and most importantly provide documentation that demonstrates the direct link between CI implementation and Plant Operations improvements; Provide CI training and coaching to all levels of the organization; Interface with plant leadership on projects addressing staffing manpower time and capacity analysis; Calculate cost reductions and or various analyses to determine optimal problem solving method; Partner with the Plant Controller to document savings and profit results of continuous improvement activities; Accountable for tracking all CI Projects and reporting progress to plant staff; Evaluate confirm production standards for products; Assist in monitoring department equipment OEE and interface with Maintenance department to identify maintenance repair and TPM targets and opportunities; Works with process owner to develop value stream map for each process and each value stream family within the facility; Utilizes the concepts of continuous improvement and cost reduction in the execution of the job function; Other direction as assigned by Senior Manager of Continuous Improvement. Primary Responsibilities:Manage Tyson Productivity System -50% Serve as a Teacher/Coach/Leader for all Tyson Productivity System functions.Be proficient in all 5 TPS Systems, and able to teach with confidence.Inspire behavioral changes through coaching in 1-on-1 or group settings.Maintain aggressive timelines and schedules for TPS Implementation.Partner with Operations in the implementation, while transitioning to an Operations owned TPS.Performance Review / Variances -15% Be able to understand Operational Variances, and know where to target to address opportunities at the facility.Working knowledge of Plant Variances, and understanding the development of them.Able to understand variances so that the opportunity can be identified on the operations floor.Able to develop action-plans with the Team to overcome the current obstacles (RCA).Performance-oriented Project Development -15% Work with facility on identifying potential cost-savings projects through technology changes, implementation of automation, or general equipment upgrades.Cross-functionally work with Team to identify potential projects, and perform research for feasibility of project.Develop CIR's for cost-savings projects, and work with Accounting Team on developing the potential payback for the project.Follow project to fruition as needed, but should avoid becoming a 'project manager'. DOES NOT write CIR's for simple expenditure type CIR's.Labor Management -10% Work with the local Operations and HR Team in understanding Plant Staffing, and be able to help facilitate discussion around opportunities with regards to labor utilization and maintain plant operating within predetermined Engineered Standards.Able to perform EASE studies to assist Standard Costing group with standards development.Understand plant needs for crewing and able to provide guidance utilizing data.Create reports for the Operations Team to fully understand current state of labor utilization.Operational Training -10% Teach and Coach the local facility with respect to multiple facets of training. This involves training on all levels.Perform Lean training with Supervisors, and able to facilitate as well as create successful Waste Elimination Teams.Work with Operations on Waste Elimination and 5S opportunities.Perform Lean training with all Hourly Team Members entering the facility during orientation classes.All other trainings as needed (i.e., impromptu as-needed specific type training sessions). REQUIREMENTS: Education: Bachelor s degree; preferably in the field of Engineering or Business OR equivalent combination of education and experience Experience: 5 plus years of demonstrated Continuous Improvement experience OR 5 plus years of leadership experience in a lean manufacturing environment AND preferred work towards Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification Communication Skills: Ability to effectively engage people at all levels of the business; strong coaching and mentoring skills Travel: 4 or less trips per year. Specific Skills: Strong Business acumen; Strong LEAN 5S and other Continuous Improvement skills; Strong process management background Background check is required. Relocation Assistance Eligible:YesWork Shift: 1ST SHIFT (United States of America)Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.CCPA Notice. If you are a California resident, and would like to learn more about what categories of personal information we collect when you apply for this job, and how we may use that information, please read our CCPA Job Applicant Notice at Collection, click here .

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