Manager, Continuous Improvement- Shared Services Center

JBT Corporation Orlando , FL 32801

Posted 2 months ago


John Bean Technologies Corporation and its predecessor companies have a long history of technical innovation. JBT traces its roots to 1884 when inventor John Bean developed a new type of spray pump to combat San Jose scale in California's orchards.

Today, JBT is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food processing and air transportation industries.

As a Manager, SSC Relentless Continuous Improvement with JBT, you will have the responsibility for planning, coordinating, and managing Relentless Continuous Improvement ("RCI") activities and initiatives that have broad organizational impact, with specific focus on Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Events and A3 workshops.

This will involve working across divisions and departments. This position will provide direction and leadership, shaping improvement opportunities, while providing process and project management expertise to deliver material performance improvements.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong cross divisional/departmental relations, establishing trust and understanding to affect broad based Relentless Continuous Improvements.

  • Participate in annual goal setting activities to plan team RCI performance goals for all SSC service lines.

  • Provide Thought Leadership, challenging the teams to think "out-of-the-box".

  • Provide support as requested during Acquisition integration.

  • Plan issues, RCI newsletter

  • Work closely with JBT Business Units to define and publish metrics to be used throughout the respective performance improvement projects Kaizen Events, A3 workshops or RCI projects to prioritize opportunities, measure status, performance and effectiveness ensuring adequate communication to requisite stakeholders.

  • Define project charters, scope and change requests, recommending approval/denial based on project performance, budget constraints, dependencies, staffing availability, and strategy adherence.

  • Monitor status of projects and provide early warnings of deviations from the work plan, including the impact and realignment strategies required; reporting, tracking and ensuring signoff of completed deliverables.

  • Ensure the project portfolio is properly staffed with the right resources, at the right time, and in the right roles; managing changes to project and scope, including the impacts to schedule and cost.

  • Lead the development of new tools and methodologies.

  • Contribute to governance forums as appropriate.

  • Manage training and educational programs for new processes as required.

  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company's discretion


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor degree in Accounting or related field with two years of working experience Extensive LEAN Enterprise/Six Sigma/Kaizen or equivalent process improvement experience. Three years of Lean / Continuous Improvement experience in a transactional environment, example; Shared Services, Customer Service / Sales Support, Financial Services, etc.

Specialized Knowledge, Equipment, and Applications:

  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent relationship management skills.

  • Excellent project & change management skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated employee management skills; ability to plan, assign and direct work; ability to recruit, develop and appraise employees.

  • Proven ability to teach and successfully lead improvement activities, such as Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Events, A3 workshops.

  • Proven track record of successful implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Broad based experience in accounting, financial and cross-functional back-office systems.

  • Experience in multinational organizations.

  • Ability to effectively supervise and motivate virtual teams and to relate effectively cross-functionally with all levels of management.

  • Proficiency in personal computer skills including Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Visio, and Teams.

  • Working knowledge of SharePoint, Blackline, SyteLine, JDE preferred

  • Ability to travel 20% of the time, including international assignments


JBT Corporation offers the growth potential of a company with a developing technology that is unique in its field, plus frequent company-sponsored events and a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage and 401(k) plan.


It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted. In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to

You may also call Megan Meagrow at 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Sr Manager Continuous Improvement

Express Scripts

Posted 5 days ago

VIEW JOBS 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-07-18T00:00 POSITION SUMMARY This position will manage a portfolio of Continuous Improvement (CI) projects for process workstreams within Member & Home Delivery Services Operations, and is responsible for Lean Deployment efforts at the site level. Employ Lean Six Sigma methodologies to drive improvement initiatives through project identification, business case development, event facilitation, project management and benefit/result realization. Assist in the implementation of Quality Management System (QMS) elements, including Policies, Procedures, Standard Work Instructions and other controls. Additionally, this position may develop and deliver training/mentoring in Lean methodologies. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * High aptitude for problem solving and analytical thinking. * Highly organized, able to work with limited direct supervision, motivated to successfully meet deadlines, attention to detail and ability to multi-task. * Excellent verbal and written communication with ability to clearly communicate vision to senior leaders. * Ability to facilitate/lead Continuous Improvement (CI) Events with passion and maintain group energy. * Proficient with Lean and Six Sigma tools and methodology, including: 6S, Visual Management, VSM, Kaizen, A3, SWI, FMEA, etc. Ability to apply best practices in a transactional/service environment. * Ability to establish strong relationships with workstream owners and work closely with leaders to identify performance gaps, develop business case and manage improvement roadmap. * Act as a change agent and ensure continuous improvement activity is being communicated, understood, and supported within the organization. * Project Management experience QUALIFICATIONS * BA/BS degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, Logistics, Analytics or related field; OR 14-16 years relevant experience; Master's degree preferred * 8-12 years experience; or equivalent years experience * 4-6 years experience employing continuous improvement methodologies preferred * Demonstrated leadership capabilities; experience leading a multifaceted operations function preferred * Lean, Six Sigma, PMP, quality related certification preferred. * Experience applying lean methodologies in a transactional environment preferred * Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally in ambiguous situations to solve complex problems and improve quality and member experience * Proficient PC skills including application development experience within a Microsoft Office environment * Experience with Minitab, R, SAS, Tableau, Python or similar software * Ability to travel 25% ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT Our Operations Division enables the organization to reach its business goals by optimizing operational performance. They accomplish this through a shared service model, utilizing specialized resources and providing cross-functional insight to ensure quality and consistency for our members and clients. This division is made up of several key teams including Strategic Initiatives, Analytics, Quality & Process Improvement and Member & Home Delivery Services. ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health. Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the "Most Admired Companies" in the pharmacy category. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services. We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, life insurance, paid time off, tuition assistance and an employee stock purchase plan. Express Scripts is an equal opportunity employer / disability / veterans Express Scripts is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. * LI-DH1 Express Scripts Orlando FL

Manager, Continuous Improvement- Shared Services Center

JBT Corporation