Continous Improvement Manager


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Boise, ID

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Darigold is seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager in Boise, Idaho. The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for leading the Darigold Performance initiatives at the plant level. This position will provide coordination, leadership, planning utilizing DPS methodology to align with plant and corporate continuous improvement initiatives. This position is plant based and support other sites as needed.

What You Will Do

  • Partners with Plant Leadership to identify strategies to drive plant improvements and meet annual operating plan objectives under guidance from the DPS Steering committee
  • Leads the deployment and facilitates activities related to Darigold’s Performance Systems framework within the plant to achieve the Plant cost reductions/improvements goals
    • Gaining resources to support pillars, including pillar lead roles;
    • Ensuring execution of pillar deployment/work plans;
    • Providing coaching and feedback to pillar leaders/teams
    • Providing insight to DPS Steering Committee on performance and ensure follow-on action is taken
    • Escalate to Plant Manager or Performance Systems Director as needed to support objectives of the plant and DPS
  • Monitor progress and course correct pillar system outages within the plant
  • Supports the achievement of Plant goals by developing and monitoring KPIs, for DPS projects.
  • Utilized as a subject matter expert and tactical point using DMAIC to address operational gaps within the plant.
  • Analyze business processes within the plan, develop a gap analysis and work with appropriate DPS pillars to generate improvement plans
  • Coordinates efforts with the Corporate pillar lead
  • Ensure consistency of DPS standards and methodologies are applied locally within the Plant.

What You Will Bring

  • Systemic problem solver, implementing solutions to solve root cause to problems.
  • Creates an environment that encourages and rewards teamwork and collaboration
  • Implement run right systems.
  • Able to handle multiple, complex priorities and balance the needs of the plant priorities
  • Strong business and technical skills in plant operations
  • Sets expectations, tracks and communicates results, and creates environment for accountability for results and actions.
  • Understands and uses individual and team development tools to create engagement
  • Strong written, oral, communications and facilitation skills.
  • Effective in small and large group sessions.
  • Creative and change-oriented
  • Continuous Improvement process skills.
  • High energy, assertive, energetic, and a self-starter

Nice to Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, or another related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4-5 years of experience in manufacturing operations or related field (production, logistics, quality, safety)
  • 2+ years in Lean/Continuous improvement Experience required.
  • Experience driving improvements through Kaizen, DMAIC or equivalent methodology required
  • Lean Six Sigma or Black Belt Certification Preferred.
  • Experience in the Food industry preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, to include intermediate level of Excel and Powerpoint

Benefits of Working at Darigold

We understand that as an employee, benefits that support you and your family in and out of work are
important. We’re proud to offer eligible positions a competitive total rewards package – that includes:

• Employer 401K contribution of up to 9%
• Comprehensive medical, dental & vision benefits
• Employer paid life & disability coverage
• Paid time off and paid Holidays
• 8 weeks paid paternal Leave
• Education assistance
• Community giving through matching donations
• Access to great dairy products & participation in our employee butter purchase program


Our Commitment to Diversity

Achieving our vision to Lead Dairy Forward requires cultivating and supporting a team with varying backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing a workplace based on mutual respect where all employees feel included and can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and
expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre -employment background screen & confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify - please follow the links for details, English / Spanish & view our Right to Work Statement, English / Spanish.