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Vacancy: Continuous Improvement Supervisor,Kraft Heinz, Tulare, California, USA

Vacancy: Continuous Improvement Supervisor,Kraft Heinz, Tulare, California, USA
Posted on: Aug.24.2021

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Role / Title

The CI Supervisor provides a full range of productivity services to Operations and direct cost reduction programs for the facility including leading lean events- developing and measuring facility systems and developing and delivering continuous improvement training programs for the facility. Direction in disciplines of best business practices including- but not limited to- yield improvement- manpower utilization- overhead spend- capital utilization- indirect spend- plant utilization and efficiency- working capital both raw material and finished goods. Key incumbent will work closely with all areas of the plant to drive greater utilization of processes and procedures and higher proficiency on the changes impacting employees in the organization such that business results are achieved.

Key Responsibilities of the Role

-Takes the lead on Continuous Improvement efforts of the plant in by developing upstream smart ideas/best practice replication
-Leads and executes breakthrough and incremental improvement projects in the plant. Responsible for identification of productivity within the facility and drive projects through to completion
-Engages line/process/department personnel in all phases of improvement efforts (including Value Stream Mapping- DMAIC projects- line balancing- creating standard work- and daily work improvements). Develops and applies necessary technical skills to deliver improvement results (such as lean- 6Sigma- etc.)
-Supports plant Continuous Improvement projects. Support the Quality- Cost- Delivery- Safety- Morale principles- line start-ups and work on minor capital projects primarily CI driven. Supports in the evaluation and implementation of the Ideas and Suggestions process
-In cooperation with conversion colleagues and Business Development Manager- is responsible for the realization of productivity- CI ideas and projects of the section/business unit. Captures and communicates significant learning's to enable best practices to be utilized
-Coaches- trains- and develops improvement ideas with team members and other plant personnel
-Works closely with Operations Management and Human Resources to establish a team culture at the lines
-Supports team-building activities of various teams in cooperation with team leader/team-developer
-Maintains appropriate project documentation
-Performs other duties as assigned by Plant and KHC Continuous Improvement leadership


-Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred
-At least 3 years required within a plant environment
-At least 1 full year in a dedicated Continuous Improvement role- including leading Continuous Improvement projects and initiatives
-Green Belt Certification highly preferred
-The ability to overcome the inevitable problems and obstacles that surface to meet project timelines and cost initiatives
-The creativeness not to be bound by past solutions and to think outside the box in order to drive productivity throughout the organization
-The ability to communicate and deal with a range of responsibilities is critical while managing multiple tasks.
-The desire and ability to train- coach- mentor- and share Continuous Improvement knowledge throughout the facility and organization


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