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Continuous Improvement Manager

Kellogg Company
GautengSouth Africa
16 days0 Applicants
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  • Owning the annual Strategy Development and Deployment process for the long-term site plan (CBN), Strategies, and Master Plan
  • Conducts regular assessments against the KWS phase progression criteria with the Leadership Team, identify gaps, and puts actions in place to close the gaps.
  • Provides training, coaching, and consultation on the KWS tools and methodologies. 
  • Acquires knowledge of KWS, lean manufacturing, and industry “best in class” manufacturing operations practices to serve as a subject matter expert.
  • Leads the Plant KWS team which consists of Center Of Excellence Leaders (Plant Leadership Team members)
  • Establishes the appropriate Center Teams based on Plant needs and KWS Phase progression.
    • Regular audits to: 

Identify and recognize areas of KWS compliance.

  • Identify, recognize,se, and implement KWS “best practices”
  • Identify areas of opportunity & work with the plant to correct them.
  • Works with other plants to identify, develop and implement KWS “best practices”
  • Leads ongoing cross-functional teams to conduct plant savings opportunities analyses.
  • Ensure that the KWS program leads to sustainable results on OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), Yield, EHS, QFS, Variable Cost Reduction, and Engaged People teams.
  • Owns Technician Training and development systems in support of Technician Progression
  • Responsible for Site Daily Meeting Cadence with Tier 1-4 meetings and ensures they are healthy for results sustainability
  • To guard standards and regulations on EHS, QFS, and other fundamentals by participating in and coaching during Leader Led Observations, Safety 7, Golden 6, and other EHS and QFS activities. Provide support and involvement in all internal and external audits. (Refer to Appendix EHS & QFS for detailed Roles & Responsibilities).
  • The incumbent is required to work effectively in a fast-paced high-pressure environment. Understands and meets internal and external business needs with professionalism and a sense of urgency. Must be able to balance conflicting priorities and still provide the organization with clear direction and focus.
  • While working in manufacturing facilities, it is required to 100% comply with all plant-specific/Kellogg personal safety, food safety, and regulatory compliance policies. The work assignments may include shift work in a noisy and dusty environment.
  • Kellogg Company’s reputation is held in high regard, the incumbent will work in an environment that prides itself on protecting this reputation by ensuring our products are of premium quality to maintain customer satisfaction.

Required Education, skills, and experience:-

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 12-14 years of related experience
  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated “change agent” skills, inclusive of influence management, project management, vision development, and people motivation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and leverage internal and external technical resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and consult multiple organizational levels from the plant floor to supply chain senior leadership.
  • Experience with manufacturing & enterprise systems.
  • Proven problem-solving skills inclusive of Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen, and Conflict Resolution.
  • Proficiency with computers, and computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Experience with Lean methodology
  • Previous Manufacturing Operations Management.
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We are the world’s leading producer of cereal and a leader in snack production. Every day, our well-loved brands, delight families in more than 180 countries.

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