Continuous Improvement Specialist

  • Company:
    Dessert Holdings - Canada
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    8 months ago
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Dessert Holdings® is North America's premium dessert company, recognized for providing our retail and foodservice customers with chef-inspired innovative desserts made with real ingredients. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dessert Holdings is an umbrella organization of three premium dessert companies and brands: The Original Cakerie, Lawler's Desserts, and Atlanta Cheesecake Company. 

We are currently looking for a Continuous Improvement Specialist to lead, organize and direct Continuous Improvement activities in the London plant to enhance efficiency, lower costs and maximize asset utilization. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for using process data to identify and prioritize process improvement opportunities which will have a positive benefit to the company's bottom line
  • Maintain and administer production reporting systems (OEE tracking)
  • Ensures that corporate operations team has prompt, relevant feedback for learning and improvement through SPC and Continuous Improvement principles
  • Organizes and controls projects for improvement opportunities
  • Co-ordinates with facility teams to help control and minimize costs while implementing change within the facility
  • Assist in maintaining high quality, value added products manufacturing at all times
  • Works closely with many plant teams including Engineering, Accounting, Maintenance, Operations, R&D
  • Monitors results and facilitates timely and effective response
  • Regularly review and revise plans for SPC, production monitoring, and facility training
  • Provide effective, regular reporting to all facility teams, senior leadership and various customers where applicable
  • Aligns self with the department mission, operations team, product strategies and to the TOC Mission
  • Expertly provides training to all operations team members to achieve their goals as part of new equipment or process changes
  • Instruct plant teams and provide leadership on the proper use of Statistical Process Control and proper waste identification/elimination
  • Execute time studies to validate or improve manufacturing processes
  • Cleverly helps to solve problems while contributing to team building in a C.I. environment as a facilitator and/or active team member where applicable. Sets a good example with a positive attitude, good listening skills, and a tireless work ethic

Educational Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or related Engineering field

Experience Requirements: Indicate must have’s & nice to have’s

  • Experience in the Food, Pharmaceutical, and/or Beverage industry required
  • 3 -5 years experience in an Industrial Engineering or Continuous Improvement role
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) experience preferred
  • Demonstrated skils – Six Sigma, SPC, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, 5S
  • PLC experience preferred
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage change in a production environment

Other Key Considerations: 

  • Some travel may be required within Canada and USA
  • Occasional off-hours work required including afternoons/nights/weekends

Throughout the selection process accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify Human Resources if assistance is required.