Tyson Foods Manager Continuous Improvement in Sedalia, Missouri


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Summary: The Continuous Improvement Leader is responsible for building and maintaining a strong and long-lasting culture of continuous improvement. This person will deliver continuous improvement training and actions throughout the facility while serving as the Subject Matter Expert on Continuous Improvement. They will provide direction to, Production Team Members, Engineers and Functional Leaders throughout the facility This individual will lead and grow a culture of Continuous Improvement and Change Management with all activities at Tyson. The CI Manager will facilitate continuous improvement projects focused on Team Member, food safety, quality improvements, on-time delivering, inventory and cost reductionsand process performance improvements. They will provide efficient leadership and cost-effective integration of Continuous Improvement, creating operational excellence.

Responsibilities: Facilitate successful Kaizen and rapid improvement process events; Assist in the collection of data identifying opportunities and for tracking improvements; Ensure that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards; Demonstrate a knowledgeof, and commitment to, Lean manufacturing principles and techniques; Develops strategies and programs that improve the productivity and efficiency of the various work processes of the company; Instructs others in continuous process improvements, including the use of various problem solving and productivity techniques such as process mapping, standardized work, six sigma and cost / time management; Facilitates Continuous Improvement projects, cost reductions, and process performance improvements; Maintain CI implementation schedules for assigned projects, progress updates as required, and most importantly, provide documentation that demonstrates the direct link between CI implementation and Plant Operations improvements; Provide CI training and coaching to all levels of the organization; Interface with plant leadership on projects addressing staffing, manpower, time and capacity analysis; Calculate cost reductions and/or various analyses to determine optimal problem solving method; Partner with the Plant Controller to document savings and profit results of continuous improvement activities; Accountable for tracking all CI Projects and reporting progress to plant staff; Evaluate / confirm production standards for products; Assist in monitoring department equipment (OEE) and interface with Maintenance department to identify maintenance, repair and TPM targets and opportunities; Works with process owner to develop valuestream map for each process and each value stream family within the facility; Utilizes the concepts of continuous improvement and cost reduction in the execution of the job function; Other direction as assigned by Senior Manager of Continuous Improvement.


Education: Bachelor's degree; preferably in the field of Engineering or Business OR equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience: 5+ years of demonstrated Continuous Improvement experience OR5+ years of leadership experience in a lean manufacturing environment AND preferred work towards Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification

Communication Skills: Ability to effectively engage people at all levels of the business; strong coaching and mentoring skills

Travel: 15-20%

Specific Skills: Strong Business acumen; Strong LEAN, 5S and other Continuous Improvement skills; Strong process management background

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Off-Site Employees (Corp Use)

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Manager Continuous Improvement







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Continuous Improvement

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Full Time

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Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.