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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Location: Oak Creek
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Stella & Chewy's is looking for a Continuous Improvement Specialist to support and promote the overall continuous improvement culture at Stella and Chewy's. This position is responsible for executing activities to ensure business continuity and operational excellence within the plants. These include activities include the monitoring of current staffing levels and adjust department assignments to prioritize production efforts. This position is also responsible to develop and train best practices for all production employees. Reporting to the Continuous improvement Manager, the ideal individual will have 3-5+ years of experience working on Continuous Improvement projects including labor coordination, with a record of demonstrated and sustained improvements. This individual must have an attention to detail, inherent data-based approach with the ability to acquire, analyze, and interpret operations and business data to drive improvements and provide direction and focus. Responsibilities Provides reports on labor data as needed to departments Schedules all production employees with the goal of running all lines as efficiently as possible Communicates, processes and updates new hire evaluations as needed Schedules overtime and adjusts staffing lines within the guidelines of company guidelines and strategies Evaluates direct and indirect labor costs as well as material costs Helps establish and drive process improvements Participates in Kaizens, brainstorming sessions, workshops, problem solving sessions and process mapping exercises to bring alignment, extract knowledge and improve performance Creates a visual workplace leveraging progressive 5S and visual controls. Promotes plant wide KPIs, integrating data in decision making and prioritization of projects Trains production supervisors and leads to create a culture that can engage employees at all levels in the problem-solving process to achieve plant goals. Drive data-driven, frontline team-based culture Aids in creation and implementation of Best Practices throughout the production floor Responsible for execution for loss analysis and OEE improvement plan Assists in improving safety performance and culture using Lean tools Conducts Choke Point Analysis, Mass balance, Centerline,5 WHYs, RCA\_CAPA and FIT teamsRequirements:

Bachelor's degree with a focus in Supply Chain/Operations, Food Science, Engineering, or Business or equivalent experience 3-5+ years in continuous improvement experience in Manufacturing environment Experience and in depth understanding of lean, TPM, or similar continuous improvement methodologies Highly self-motivated and self-directed Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills A positive attitude to get the job done Bilingual in Spanish is preferred Demonstrated proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and Power PointJob Type: Full-time

Keywords: STELLA & CHEWY'S LLC, Milwaukee , Continuous Improvement Specialist, Other , Oak Creek, Wisconsin

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