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Lead, Continuous Improvement

Date: Oct 2, 2021

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Duties and Responsibilities



• Ensure compliance with reporting standards to provide consistent measuring, monitoring, and improvement of performance.


• Coordinate a phased implementation of "Glanbia Performance Systems” throughout the GPN operations departments.


• Coordinate, train, educate, implement, execute on operations functions and improvement initiatives.


• Ensure proper application of the (Operation Excellence Program (OPEX) 


• Improve the productivity and reliability of the operations.


• Perform cause analysis on productivity and reliability measurements to target areas for improvement.


• Responsible to deliver the cost savings target for the sites.


• Coordinate / train / educate / lead / facilitate teams to implement sustained improvements in order to increase the productivity and reliability of the processing operations, and assist in achieving the performance target for each facility


• Ensure the use of continuous improvement tools along with assisting in 6S project monitoring and mentoring.


• Sustained education and coaching of site personnel of all levels in Lean & Continuous improvement tools and principles.


• Develop, design, and document processes that help improve safety, quality, and efficiency.


• Works to identify areas of waste and identify ways to reduce/eliminate the waste.


• Work with maintenance, operations, quality when designing and overseeing installation of plant tools designed to make work easier, safer, and more efficient.


• Work with production team members to identify and eliminate bottlenecks in the plant process.


• Responsible for benchmarking and best practice sharing across the organization.


• Diagnose the operations processes to identify opportunities for improvement


• Develop and present ROI projects



Education Requirements


Education Level



College or Equivalent

College graduate (preferred) Will except candidate with training / Certifications in OPEX Programs


Years Of Experience

Minimum Years of Experience

Maximum Years of Experience




3 - 5 years of manufacturing experience in a large organization recognized as a leader in its field



Other Experience

·      An ability to bring a vision to the Continuous Improvement (CI) effort that is aligned with the organization's growth and improvement strategies, coupled with the strategic and tactical planning skills needed to realize the vision

·      Prefer six sigma Green Belt certification

·      TPM Implementation Knowledge

·      Experience in project management

·      A proven ability to establish, optimize and maintain world-class systems, lean systems, and other continuous improvement systems.

·      Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead teams to success with limited levels of authority

·      Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks with continually changing objectives/priorities.

·      Proven facilitation, influencing, and leadership skills

·      Demonstrated effective communication skills (including presentations and classroom sessions) throughout all levels of the organization

·      Extensive knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and proven ability to effectively implement the principles in a dynamic manufacturing/processing environment

·      Demonstrated skill in applying detailed technical analysis

·      Broad understanding of manufacturing concepts

·      Proven ability to identify and set priorities based on greatest return on investment of resources

·      Demonstrated personal commitment and accountability to affect positive change within the organization

·      Promote training, education, empowerment, teamwork

·      Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

·      Organization and planning skills with the ability to prioritize workloads

·      Ability to lead cross functional teams and work with people across all levels of the organization

·      Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others

·      Demonstrated ability to drive cultural change in a work environment

·      Strong analytical skills

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago