Continuous Improvement Manager

Burleson, TX, United States of America

Salary: $100,000-$145,000 + 15-22.5% target bonus

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k), 6 sick/personal days per year, 9 company paid holidays, 10 days PTO, LOTS of room for advancement/growth.

Required Experience: Experience / working knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies – TPM, IWS, etc.

About the company: One of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice industry, servicing approximately 125,000+ restaurants in more than 40 countries from its 50+ locations on five continents. 

JOB SUMMARY: Directs, manages and provides guidance in driving positive change in the facility, including development and up skilling of 200+ associates. The key areas of focus are safety, training and implementing defined improvement process. Ensures appropriate measurements are developed and implemented to create benchmarks and targets. Develops plans and actions to ensure goals are achieved or exceeded.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serving as a member of the Plant Leadership Team to collaboratively set strategies, masterplan activities, employee engagement activities, loss elimination ideas, and results delivery.
  • Developing the cultural vision for the plant that provides the foundation for the IWS journey.
  • Continually expanding and enhancing knowledge levels of Integrated Work Systems, lean manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance, and industry “best in class” manufacturing methodologies and operations practices to develop a culture of continuous improvement – will need to stay about 12 months ahead of the plant in personal knowledge.
  • Leading the plant leadership team in the integration of the appropriate actions to support the cultural vision and to support the delivery of the Compelling Business Need. Be the change agent within the plant leadership team that brings a focus to ‘how’ results are delivered and sustained (“IWS is the work”).
  • Building capability of the site leaders to implement IWS systems, tools, methodologies, capabilities, and standards.
  • Ensuring CI tools and methodologies are used to drive all site result opportunities and to ensure all results are being sustained or improved per the site masterplan – own “how” breakthrough performance is achieved at the plant level.
  • Responsible for the phased implementation of IWS at the plant & benchmarking with other plants in the division to drive best practices & standard work.
  • Leading the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) process including maintaining measurement standards, coaching on improvement plans and strategies, training, coaching, and monthly reporting.
  • Establishing and maintaining plant KPI’s and visual plant tools.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and experience equivalent to:


Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferred from an accredited college or university.


5 or more years of relevant work experience.

Continuous Improvement Manager

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