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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Imerys
Location: Lompoc
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

The Company The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers' products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes. If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at The Position Continuous Improvement Manager Job Summary The Continuous Improvement Manager will lead cross-functional teams to define and execute industrial / supply chain/ continuous improvement program to improve cost competitiveness, efficiency of processes, practices and organizations KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: * Leads Continuous Improvement program deployment across the industrial and supply chain operations by improving working conditions with must haves and generating margin improvement
* Cultivates and promotes a strong continuous improvement culture across
* Supports analysis of processes and practices to enable safety / efficiency / quality continuous improvement initiative generation, also with the support of Imerys Center Of Excellence and other Business Area Center Of Excellence
* Generates detailed continuous improvement initiatives across the plants to generate savings with the cooperation of plant managers.
* Leads effective operational processes' implementation
* Provides technical support and expertise to on-site teams for Continuous Improvement deployment and improvement projects
* Monitors progress of continuous improvement projects and related savings, including process management improvement, process modification, energy optimization
* Maintains and creates appropriate documentation for reports, project execution, and data analysis
* Provides Mentorship to Operation Sites & Supply Chain team members to support continuous improvement deployment
* Captures and communicates learning to enable best practice transfer within his/her Business Area and the other Business Areas
* Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with BA Industrial VP, Hub Operations Directors, Imerys Center Of Excellence EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: * Bachelor's Degree required, Engineering or equivalent field preferred
* Minimum 10 years' experience in Operations Management, with Operational Excellence program management (ideal)
* Strong Continuous Improvement culture and methods (project management, Kaizen, 6-sigma, value stream mapping, Fish-Bone diagram, BBZ, working capital optimization)
* Strong Analytical Skills, including Research
* Strong Problem-Solving Skills
* Strong Project Management Skills
* Technical / Process Expertise
* Ability to positively influence teams in a matrix organization
* Able to organize training paths for managers of in the hubs
* Green / Black belt preferred
* Travel: 30% Position Type Full time and Permanent Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox: recruiting.support@ PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES OR APPLICATIONS TO THIS EMAIL, AS THEY WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Imerys, Lompoc , Continuous Improvement Manager, Executive , Lompoc, California

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