Ingredion is hiring a Continuous Improvement (CI) Specialist who will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and facilitating the implementation of the Ingredion Performance System (IPS) to improve our processes, as well as facilitating improvement events and acting as an internal auditor for the IPS system.
As a Continuous Improvement Specialist, your responsibilities will include:
Support the execution of the Ingredion Performance System (IPS) deployment initiative in coordination with the Sr. Manager, Continuous Improvement
Develop systems to track Key Performance Indicators (critical metrics) for Lean and Continuous Improvement projects and other team-based initiatives
Facilitate process improvement projects that deliver process improvements and give financial benefits to the business, using the results throughout the organization
Coordinate the IPS audit program for Ingredion corporate functions
Provide training for process improvement as required
Develop a data driven culture of IPS for the functions responsible
Support the maintenance of the Ingredion Performance System (IPS) Playbook
Maintain and continue to expand personal knowledge of IPS principles and tools.
Assist in developing, maintaining, and updating training materials and coordinate the training efforts for CI practitioners.
Support ongoing development and maintenance of training materials for Lean Six Sigma belts.
Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams as well as site/functional leaders to identify initiatives and establish priorities based on NA business objectives
Communicate the status and results of CI projects to key partners
Establish and maintain positive relationships with and between team members, departments, plants, support functions, etc.
Mentor, coach and train CI project team members to further develop capabilities and positive project outcomes
The Continuous Improvement Specialist position is well-suited for you if you:
Measure and report metrics that drive improvement and tell the story of how we are performing
Demonstrate understanding of the business operating environment and customer needs to deliver results effectively and within budget
Consistently focuses on achieving strong results, despite stabilizing multiple, complex demands
Eagerly implements improvements by keeping an open mind and actively incorporating changes
Enthusiastically helps others and responds to their business needs to build strong working relationships
Seeks opportunities (training, projects, etc.) that develop knowledge and skills to become a stronger contributor
Qualified candidates will have the following skills & qualifications:
Proven commitment to the promotion of a safe work environment
A minimum of 2 years' experience in operations, a technical, or a business role
Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt preferred
Proven ability to lead cross functional teams
Ability to work with and interact with all levels of the organization
Strong ability to cultivate positive relationships with and between team members, plants, support functions and functional groups
Self-starter with strong leadership skills and a high degree of integrity
Strong planning, organizing and time management skills
Capable of leading and mentoring on a regular basis
Capable of leading and sponsoring a data driven environment with an emphasis on statistics, process improvement, and data analysis
Fluency in English is required (US)
Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, STEM, or another technical field
Willing to travel up to 20%
Knowledge of Corn Wet Milling or other unit-based operations a plus.
Relocation Available? NO
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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