- Establish standards and performance measures and ensure the application in the factory
- Challenge the standards to identify improvement opportunities
- Ensure establishment of (KPIs), their use to support business objectives, and coordinate the use and updating regularly on the notice boards
- Drive cost savings and track the results of cost-saving improvement initiatives
- Coordinate and support the implementation of continuous improvement
- Establish factory capacity measurement
- Evaluate proposals on projects of capital investments to ensure optimum utilization of capacity, safety, and environment
- Ensure correct utilization of JDE, DSI, and data collection software
- Innovate and implement new software applications to improve performance and accuracy of production and batching operation
- Identify training needs on manufacturing systems
- Coordinate with the Manufacturing Training and Development Manager to complete training on all systems, equipment, and process improvements
- Analyze variances from set norms/objectives by using KPIs and ensure follow-up
- Ensure safety of self, product, workplace, and colleagues while ensuring the control of the impact of activities on the environment
- Maintain product safety awareness and its relevance to ensure strict compliance in the workplace
- Uses root cause analysis tools to effectively identify problems
- Propose solutions to problems based on available resources
- Innovate creatively to assist management in correcting issues with both immediate and long-term effect
- Market research to identify best practices
- Work with management on capital investment strategy
- Proven success in process improvement
Skills and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Speaking—Talking to others to convey information effectively
- Reading Comprehension—Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents
- Instructing—Teaching others how to do something
- Management of Personnel Resources—Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
- Active Listening—Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
- Time Management—Managing one's own time and the time of others
- Critical Thinking—Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
- Persuasion—Persuading others to change their minds or behavior
- Judgment and Decision-Making—Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
- Service Orientation—Actively looking for ways to help people
- Learning Strategies—Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
- Monitoring—Monitoring/assessing performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
- Social Perceptiveness—Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
- Writing—Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
- Active Learning—Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
- Coordination—Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
- Negotiation—Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences
- Management of Financial Resources—Determining how money will be spent to get the work done and accounting for these expenditures
- Mathematics—Using mathematics to solve problems
- Complex Problem Solving—Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
- Excellent Computer Skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Skills matrix experience
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in industrial performance engineering, business administration, or other related engineering or business-management discipline
- LeanSix Sigma Green belt required, Black Beltpreferred
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in engineering role within an industrial or manufacturing field
- 2 years of successful project leadership experience
- Understanding of FDA and cGMP environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Employee will work in an office setting with frequent visits to the manufacturing area.
- Employee may have extended periods of standing and walking.
- Employee will work in an office setting. The individual must be able to tolerate the scent of essential oils worn or diffused.
- Employee will work in a production or warehouse environment.
- Employee may work on occasion in farm environment and in colder temperatures.
- Employee is required to understand proper safety procedures in a manufacturing environment.
- Employee may be required to be certified to train on forklift and other heavy equipment.
- Employee may be required to wear appropriate OSHA safety gear.