Continuous Improvement Director - Training
Company: Hearthside Food Solutions
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Supervision Received/Exercised: Reports to VP of CI
The Director CI (Training) is responsible for leading and
developing all facets of the Continuous Improvement training. In
addition, this roll is responsible for the standardization and best
practice sharing of training for skilled and semi-skilled labor
programs. The Director CI (Training) will lead the efforts to bring
calibration, new or improved tools and content, to the
organization; which will lead to a reduction in safety metrics, an
improvement in first-pass quality, a reduction in customer
complaints/product waste, and an improvement in overall production
through-put and efficiency.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Partner with Leadership in developing and executing a company Lean
strategy across the organization develops a knowledge at all
Partner with Leadership in developing and executing a company
strategy across the organization in relation to building a skilled
and semi-skilled employee training program.
Develop and execute the framework for the skilled and semi-skilled
employees training program.
Build and maintain a sustainable training culture for skilled and
Create and deploy metrics to measure success for the skilled and
semi-skilled employee training program.
By partnering with your team, CI partners, OPS Leaders, deploy one
standardize skilled and semi-skilled employee program to grow our
Improve and deploy the Lean training strategy to implemented across
Accelerate results by improving continuous improvement and change
management process tools and activities at all levels of the
Responsible for leading, developing and assisting with Hearthside
Performance System (HPS) tools to improve all areas of
manufacturing to multiple plants.
Support and drive collaborative thinking and problem-solving to
drive results, thinks strategically and executes effectively.
Develop, train, and mentor others in the use of Lean tools,
approaches, and techniques to create a culture of continuous
improvement while improving safety, quality, delivery, and
Maintain knowledge of new methods and techniques for training and
training requirements applicable to the organization and/or
Benchmark both internally and externally best practices into
Responsible for managing multiple projects at the same time.
Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) at all times.
Comply with all safety, health and environmental regulations as
prescribed by law.
Comply with all Company rules, regulations and policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Travel required 50% of the time.
Required Competencies & Knowledge:
Manufacturing operations, scheduling, procurement, products, and
Knowledge and experience with SAP
Knowledge and experience with Lean manufacturing
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work with
Must be accurate, detail-oriented and maintain the utmost
Ability to effectively present information to employees, top
management, public groups and/or board of directors.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet
deadlines as necessary.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while at the same time
making sound decisions.
Must have a strong will to drive change and sustain.
Proficiency in: MS Office Suite, Excel, SAP, and PPT
Maintain harmonious working relations with employees from all
Maintain harmonious working relations with management from all
Communicate effectively with all employees and management.
Bachelor's Degree in Training, Business, or related field
5(five) plus year's experience in Training or Continuous
Improvement (lean manufacturing) function; Bakery experience a
Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard
Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), SQF and 5S preferred.
Lean/Kaizen/TPM certification a plus.
Keywords: Hearthside Food Solutions, Downers Grove , Continuous Improvement Director - Training, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois
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