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Continuous Improvement Manager

Wenona, IL 61377

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Manufacturing Job ID: 056-191 Pay Rate: $92,000-95,000

Job Description

We are seeking a Servant Leader who is Transformational and empowers the team to do amazing work.

We need a Food Manufacturing CI Manager who will prioritize safety, engagement and quality above everything else. 

Our client, located in the Wenona area, is seeking a CI Manager for their Dynamic Team. They are the fastest growing company in the food industry.


What does this strategic role look like?

  • You are a process leader. You lead, facilitate, and coach Kaizen events to drive sustainable improvements.
  • The safety of the team, the quality of your product and creating an environment that emits dignity and respect is your #1 priority.
  • As a Leader who has 10+ Years of experience leading large teams, you will develop, maintain and continuously improve an established organization using your years of experience as a foundation for success.
  • Create and Deliver all Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and objectives for your team.
  • You must be comfortable working in a Union environment.

What must you bring to the position?

  • You must be a Servant Leader. This is not something you are willing to learn, it is a way of life that you have continuously utilized to navigate the business.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, or Operations. Bakery experience, a plus.
  • 2-3 Years' Experience in Continuous Improvement
  • 1-2 Years' Experience in Manufacturing Environment.
  • Demonstrated Experience or knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing Techniques.
  • CI Tool Experience: RCA, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, OEE, First Hour Full Power, Labor Analysis, 5S, 8Wasteds, Changeovers, Six Sigma.
  • Courage to challenge status quo, lead & embrace change and decisions that drive progress.
  • Extensive Technical Skills and Hands-on experience.

What is the Application Process like?

  1. Submit your application/resume.
  2. It will be reviewed by our Direct Hire Executive Recruiter.
  3. If you meet the minimal job requirements, you will be scheduled for a phone screen.
  4. Then, if successful, you will have 3-5 interviews with our client. The final interview will be onsite.

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  4. We provide a transparent view of the position and the company. We talk about the highs and the lows so you can make strategic career decisions.
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For more information, apply today.
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Aventure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

A drug screen and background may be required.

Interested? Contact:

Ashley Gervasi
Direct Hire Recruiter

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