CI Specialist


Location Pin Icon
Goodyear, AZ

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Inspired to grow with your experience, learn and share with new colleagues?

Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, enabling wellbeing and convenience. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, and help prevent food waste.

We are committed to protecting food, people and the planet and are on the lookout for passionate and consummate professionals to join our growing team to help us deliver on our ambitious 2030 Strategy. We look for colleagues who Care, Dare and Deliver.

Huhtamaki is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink, dedicated to making every consumer experience enjoyable, consistent, and safe. Our purpose is to help great products reach more people, more easily.

Huhtamaki has an immediate opening for a Continuous Improvement Specialist located in our Goodyear location. We are looking for someone with demonstrated successful project management experience with a 4-year degree or equivalent and with a minimum of 3 years Industrial experience. 2 years’ experience in a leadership position is preferred.

Participates in country/BU development projects. Supports operational excellence training design and implementation. Participates in project reviews for ensuring progress in the training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The CI Specialist supports the Continuous Improvement Leader in the strategic planning and execution of the Lean Six sigma project portfolio and the Continuous Improvement Culture of the facility. By working with all levels of the organization the CI Specialist will facilitate cost savings and quality improvement projects within the operations cost center and business groups for the Huhtamaki Goodyear facility.

  • Lead multiple Lean KAIZEN and DMAIC Six Sigma projects simultaneously
  • Meet project deadlines and goals
  • Manage administrative documentation of projects
  • Provide guidance and coaching to trained continuous improvement change agents
  • Use multiple data sources to data mine and analyze KPI for process improvement
  • Support management staff project champions and process owners with regular project updates
  • Collaborate with cross functional personnel to drive continuous improvement
  • Leadership role in change management
  • Other duties as assigned.


The qualified candidate will meet the following requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance, business is preferred. Associates degree accompanied by equivalent experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 3 years manufacturing experience.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Proven effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven experience in leading teams – 2yrs demonstrated leadership in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Basic knowledge of SPC
  • Demonstrated successful project management experience

The ability to sit, stand, walk for long periods of time within an office type work environment; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to enter and work within the entire facility- production and maintenance areas; exposure to high and moderately low ambient temperatures at times; strong communication skills both verbal and non-verbal required; good hearing skills; strong computer skills with Word, Excel, Power Point a plus; ability to work on any shift including weekends when needs; some traveling required.

“EO/AA Employer/Disabled/Veterans.”

Join us to shape the future together!