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Continuous Improvement Manager

Updated on 7/16/2024

Shearers Foods

Shearers Foods

1,001-5,000 employees

Manufactures diverse range of snack foods

Consumer Goods


Phoenix, AZ, USA

Systems Engineering
Quality Assurance
Engineering Management
Required Skills
  • 7 - 10 years of manufacturing plant leadership experience
  • Significant experience with continuous improvement tools such as kaizen, 5S, six sigma, and other such associate engagement and process improvement techniques
  • Four-year degree in engineering, operations management, or similar field
  • Applicable academic and / or professional experience in food science, engineering, or general business
  • Great analytical skills and ability to understand complex manufacturing systems
  • Proven leadership experience and ability to lead cross functional teams through influence, not just in direct reporting relationships
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule as needed to support a 24 / 7 operation
  • Lead Lean Manufacturing / Focus Improvement initiatives at the Phoenix, Arizona facility
  • Create CI site master plan and work processes at site-wide level
  • Facilitate/coach Kaizen activities to eliminate complex losses
  • Implement Health Checks to ensure work processes deliver business results
  • Manage automatic data collection system for the facility
  • Analyze and reduce planned and unplanned losses
  • Own Reliability Improvement Plan Work Process to improve OEE% and reduce losses
  • Support other function leaders to achieve zero loss goals
  • Facilitate internal and external benchmarking and replication activities
  • Drive Lean / CI initiatives with facility operations and corporate leaders
  • Maintain and communicate metrics to record successes and track progress
  • Support capital improvement and other engineering initiatives associated with continuous improvement

Shearer's Snacks offers a robust work environment leveraging advanced manufacturing facilities and sustainable production approaches to create a diverse array of snack foods. The company's emphasis on environmental sustainability not only meets industry standards but also fosters a culture of responsibility and innovation among its team members. This focus on eco-friendly practices and state-of-the-art technology makes it an appealing workplace for those passionate about sustainable practices and cutting-edge manufacturing processes.

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Massillon, Ohio



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