Wells Dairy Inc. Continuous Improvement Specialist - Logistics in Le Mars, Iowa


We currently have an opening for a Continuous Improvement Specialist in our Logistics Organization (Freezer Warehouse, Materials Management, Transportation, Tech Services, and Customer Service) in Le Mars, Iowa. This individual will be responsible for improving overall business performance and building internal/external CI capabilities while initiating, leading and/or supporting the implementation of improvement activities on an ongoing basis.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Bring creative and viable ideas of others to the organization.

  • Establish key measures to track results over time.

  • Assist in development of CI Strategy for supported departments.

  • Coach/Mentor Leadership and floor level in improvement methods and strategy.

  • Challenge the status quo of all systems, processes, and methods to improve financial performance of the organization.

  • Use analytical tools and problem solving techniques to identify root-causes of waste quantify improvement potential, prioritize opportunities and develop improvement solutions across all areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC)

  • Lead improvement projects and activities each year that deliver sustained, year-over year, minimum savings of 3X compensation (i.e., salary, bonus, benefits)

  • Build organizational CI capability by transferring CI knowledge to others through hands on coaching during projects/activities and by mentoring others on a one-on-one basis.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, other duties may be assigned by your supervisor, as dictated by business necessity.


Qualified applicants must have:

  • Bachelor of Science (preferably in a technical field, e.g., engineering) or comparable professional experience
  • 5 years minimum in a plant setting (prefer at least 2 years supervisory experience)
  • 3 years minimum in a CI type role with demonstrated success applying a CI mindset (e.g., Lean, 6 Sigma, TPM, etc…) at the shop floor level.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, to be considered for an interview you must complete an online application.

Wells Enterprises is an EEO/AA employer M/F/Vet/Dis

Job: Logistics

Primary Location: United States-Iowa-Le Mars

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: May 21, 2018, 9:17:18 AM

Req ID: 1800000345