Job - Process Improvement Manager

Job Title: Process Improvement Manager

Job Order #: CS-9718

Location: Kansas

Salary Range: $ - $

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: Dental + Health Insurance + Paid Vacation + Vision

Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in milling science, engineering or other manufacturing discipline related to the food industry
- 5+ years relevant experience
- Experience managing plant operations with accountability for KPIs
- Superior knowledge of plant systems including material handling, air handling, mechanical systems, and automation
- Project management experience
- Experience reading financial statements
- Willingness to travel 25-30% during the first year across the developing world; travel will reduce to 10-15%
- Superior acumen with Microsoft Office Suite applications
- Language skills in addition to English
- Capital project implementation

- International experience
- Knowledge of database architecture and design

Job Description:


Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is representing an Ag Business in search of a Process Improvement Manager. The Process Improvement Manager will direct all activities for the management and communication of group KPIs for manufacturing. Will lead the implementation of a global system for managing and reporting key management information supporting group objectives for operational excellence and capital project implementation. Apply knowledge of world-class performance and processes to company affiliates and support regional technical directors and operations managers in identifying and applying modern manufacturing techniques and processes.

Responsibilities:


- Facilitate and ensure reliability and timeliness of reporting processes from affiliated companies
- Oversee the function and maintenance of existing company systems for record keeping and data analysis
- Communicate positive and negative results to regional technical directors, operations managers, managing directors, and companies executive management
- Define causes for performance gaps between actual and design specification or world-class, and propose both CapEx and operational solutions to close the gap as appropriate
- Leverage personal and in-house knowledge of manufacturing systems to bring about process improvement
- Implement systems for monthly reporting of CapEx project progress with regard to present cost, forecast cost, budget, and timeline
- Communicate results and progress of plant audits, scores, issue status, and percentage of progress monthly
- Develop a process for reporting a quality index for each affiliate and the commodity trading function
- Incorporate a safety index into group management reporting with the support of the EHS manager
- Support other departmental functions in the application of technical solutions for enhancing plant operations in terms of efficiency, EHS concerns, food safety, and purchasing efficiency
- Lead in the measurement and improvement of energy consumption for companies affiliates
- Act as the hub for companies harvesting the technical expertise of regional technical directors, engineering, and the industry at large.
- Maintain group knowledge base for flow diagrams
- Lead the gap analysis process of the group’s assets and diagrams while prioritizing the major opportunities with respect to return on investment
- Manage process improvement projects as assigned by VP-Plant Operations

Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Chris Schroeder at [email protected] or call 308-384-4886. Please to fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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