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Wells Dairy Inc. Director of Continuous Improvement in Le Mars, Iowa

Description Responsible for developing an effective CI program that provides tools, techniques and resources to support the organization`s efforts to significantly improve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost across all WEI sites and functions. * Build out and develop a corporate CI team to support all factories and functions in the areas of safety, quality, cost, output, and reliability * Oversee the professional development of CI team members and refine the capability building process as needed to provide distinctive CI expertise that fully supports the organization's improvement efforts. * Provide the organization with standardized CI tools and techniques for analysis, quantification, prioritization and realization of sustained performance improvements in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. * Refine CI program design (i.e., philosophy and approach) as needed to ensure alignment with Wells' business strategy and accelerated results that are sustained over time. * Partner with Operations/Supply Chain leaders to develop annual CI Objectives, Strategies and Plans (OSP's) and then to create revised quarterly plans based on the results and business needs * Ensure proper communication methods are utilized to create a shared CI mindset across the organization and reinforce basic CI principles, highlight Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) versus goals, share best practices and celebrate individual/team successes. * Collaborate with organization leaders (i.e., product development, sales, marketing, etc on how to develop an effective CI program within their business area by creating a tailored approach that adapts CI tools/techniques to fit each function's operation. * Develop and support to deliver future proofing cost optimizations in each site, while developing the supervisor and managers in the sites to execute the plan. ## Qualifications * Bachelor of Science (preferably in a technical field, i.e. engineering), MBA optional * Applying improvement methodologies (Lean, 6 Sigma, TPM, etc) to different operating environments (continuous flow process, warehouses, suppliers, & back office). * Leading the design, launch and roll-out of a corporate improvement program. * Building effective CI teams with distinctive CI capabilities. * Build an effective reliability program across all WEI facilities. * Orchestrating change across the supply chain and within a multi-site plant network. * Knowledge - Continuous improvement programs, manufacturing, organizational structure, work team development, supply chain costing and finance, project management, talent development, industrial engineering * Skills - Effective problem solver, strong communicator (oral & written), advanced operations analysis (labor, equipment, etc) * Abilities - Positively influence and motivate others, effective coach/mentor to others, capable of building effective teams. Wells Enterprises is an EEO/AA employer M/F/Vet/Dis Job: Other Primary Location: United States-Iowa-Le Mars Schedule: Full-time Req ID: 2100000545