Continuous Improvement Lead

Job Requisition: 6728

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Description for Continuous Improvement Lead:

The Continuous Improvement lead is responsible for implementing all process improvement initiatives validated by R&D into our Chicago facility. The Continuous Improvement lead will also have the opportunity to be part of early-stage biotechnology that will positively impact people around the globe.  

Responsibilities for Continuous Improvement Lead:

  • Operate as the liaison between the R&D, Operations, Quality, and Engineering groups to plan, implement and scale up capacity and quality improvement initiatives in our manufacturing facility, with the goal of increasing the plant capacity and product quality.
  • Evaluate existing processes, suggest measures for improvement and configure manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve quality, and develop best practices within the production process.
  • Document processes, instructions, recommendations, and key metrics. Regularly and efficiently communicate the progress of all implementation efforts to the relevant parties within the organization.
  • Map and analyze processes and identify ways to reduce waste, improve work flow, and otherwise increase efficiency.
  • Provide positive role model for all plant personnel in the area of safety and quality.
  • Work closely with quality, regulatory and product development functions to meet corporate goals, including timelines, for project implementation.

Requirements for Continuous Improvement Lead:

  • BS in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or equivalent technical degree.
  • Background in chemistry, biology, food science, or other experience in analytical characterization of bioproducts.
  • Project Management, maintenance, R&D, and/or continuous improvement experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience within a food manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Organized and detail oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to synthesize information from diverse sources and drive actionable working plans
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Proficiency leveraging cloud-based collaborative tools (Google Suite) to drive
  • consensus-building activities

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