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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Continuous Improvement Program Manager

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with our customers, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. 
In the USA, we develop, market and produce a wide array of solutions from our 25 most innovative sites, based across the country. Stretch your skills, create and get inspiration from passionate colleagues. Every day, your energy, your thirst for knowledge, and your creativity will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.

Purpose: 
The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for applying and spreading continuous improvement knowledge in respective unit, as well as building the required CI capabilities through training, coaching and certification. The CI Manager leads the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives within his as-signed business unit to embed best practices, reinforce a continuous improvement mind-set and streamline non-value added activities.

This role will support two production facilities in East Hanover and South Hackensack New Jersey

 

Core Responsibilities

Business Alignment
●    Facilitate the design of Site/Business Unit strategies while ensuring the alignment from Global, Re-gional, and Functional into Site strategy. This includes identification, selection, prioritization of im-provement initiatives and resource allocation & execution timeline
●    Setup strategy deployment governance at business unit & department level to ensure execution

 

People Engagement
●    Establish a positive first contact with CI for all employees and enable engagement
●    Promote good practices sharing in teamwork 
●    Introduce and/or coach Visual Performance Management System as universal practice for everyone to manage performance for all departments

 

Capability Building
●    Develop people by delivering training, coaching and mentoring for all CI Methodologies
●    Mentor/Coach Belts, and manage the certification and recognition events

 

Problem Solving
●    Coach project teams in applying effective problem solving (root cause analysis) to develop solutions and initiate change or lead complex PS workshops when needed 
●    Support teams to identify problems that must be solved using right CI Methodology and Tools
●    Setup a tollgate review governance for Site improvement projects

 

Performance Management
●    Set up and support the effective implementation of daily/weekly/ monthly performance manage-ment reviews at shift, department and site level including the definition of lagging and leading indi-cators

 

Continuous Improvement Maturity Assessment (CIMA)
●    Train/coach/assess the area of responsibility or site/cluster/function in the CIMA Excellence maturity journey

 

Process Efficiency
●    Train, coach and inspire teams in applying relevant CI tools and methodologies for improving E2E value stream processes and asset efficiencies
●    Partner with the local process owners and regional/global process experts to develop and apply solu-tions and good practices at site level

 

Business Impact
●    Lead or support specific business improvement projects 
●    Manage the pipeline of improvement projects to deliver impact and track strategic progress at de-partment level
●    Drive implementation progress of approved CI projects/programs, monitoring resource plans, pro-ject team accountabilities, change requests, deadlines, milestones, etc. and manage updates to stakeholders
●    Responsible for consolidation of the financial and non-financial benefits at department level

 

Academic Background
●    University degree 
●    LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt certification or equivalent required
●    Black Black certification or equivalent is an advantage

 

Professional Experience
●    +4 years of experience including of which at least 2-3 years in a Lean Six Sigma implementation role
●    Experience in people management is an advantage
●    Proven results on leading improvement projects, training, coaching, assessing
●    Exposure to cross-functional teams and projects

 

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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