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Tyson Foods Manager Continuous Improvement - Council Bluffs, IA in Council Bluffs, Iowa

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1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

TRAINING (TPS)The Continuous Improvement Manager 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.

VARIANCE CONTROL The CI Manager will facilitate continuous improvement projects focused on Team Member food safety, quality improvements, on-time delivering, inventory, 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.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT / GAP PLAN 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.


Education: Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the field of Engineering or Business OR equivalent combination of education and experience, preferred but not required.

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. Previous experience in Poultry / Food Processing industry is preferred but not required.

Communication Skills: Ability to effectively engage people at all levels of the business; strong coaching and mentoring skills

Travel: 50%

Specific Skills: Strong Business acumen; Strong LEAN, 6’S and other Continuous Improvement skills; Strong process & project management background

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Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.Join us on the journey.

At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

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