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Sr. Continuous Improvement Manager

Sr. Continuous Improvement Manager

Sr. Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Description

Business Unit Overview

Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to providing people and their pets with delicious food choices for every taste and budget. The company’s portfolio includes beloved brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, PEBBLES®, Grape-Nuts® and Malt-O-Meal® cereal, and Peter Pan® peanut butter, as well as Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Kibbles ‘n Bits® and 9Lives® dog and cat food. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. For more information about our brands, visit and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news.


Post Consumer Brands recently acquired several iconic pet food brands, venturing into a new market while remaining true to our purpose to provide delicious and accessible food that our consumers love. We’re always searching the center store for the next exciting product to add to our portfolio, and right now, we’re growing and need passionate, driven individuals with diverse perspectives to help us reach greater heights. That’s where you come in. Join a team where your voice is not only heard but valued. Make a real impact on brands enjoyed by millions of people and their pets.

Location Description

The Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania facility is 1,120,845 square feet and home to about 470 hard working team members who are proud to produce iconic pet food brands like Kibbles 'n Bits® and 9Lives®. This location has a cannery that produces wet dog food and there is also a Distribution Center on-site. Bloomsburg is home to Bloomsburg University, a municipal airport, a landmark Town Park with many acres of recreational activities, and has one of the largest and longest running fairs in the country. With so much to do and see, Bloomsburg is a great place to live, work and play!


Facility leader for continuous improvement overseeing CI vision, strategic planning and implementation of strategy to support overall performance improvement objectives. Advise plant leadership on strategic direction while leading a team of continuous improvement, packaging and processing Engineers. Coach and mentor direct reports and others on lean methodology, tools, root-cause analysis and waste reduction to achieve sustainable and continued improvements in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, cost and growth. Coordinate training and development of all team members in understanding and capitalizing on CI methods.

**10,000 sign-on bonus**

LOCATION: On-site Monday - Friday 1st shift

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Leads the continuous improvement process (e.g. behaviors, attitude and culture), working with direct reports, staff and operations to develop, implement and sustain a continuous improvement program based upon lean principles that support meeting plant goals and targets.
  • Leads, identifies and defines scope of continuous improvement planning and activities while also driving sustainability with continuous improvement activities.
  • Easily identifies opportunities and works closely with team and technical resources to help drive efficiencies and best practices.
  • Teaches and models root cause analysis, problem solving, actions to prevent recurrence, standard work and follow-up. Viewed as an expert in these areas and speaks with authority and confidence when engaging others.
  • Works with additional Engineering teams and manages a Continuous Improvement docket for the plant and tracks savings.
  • Be a change agent that challenges existing processes that create waste and non-value added work.
  • Coaches, guides and/or leads direct reports and cross functional teams to achieve resolution of assigned projects.
  • Lead focused efforts aimed at breakthrough and incremental improvements in process, department and/or line-specific opportunities that meet and exceed plant operational performance metrics.
  • Monitor data and metrics to identify areas of waste and prioritize the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Teaches and models tools and concepts of Lean Thinking and Six Sigma, facilitates kaizen event
  • Provide appropriate documentation and project update communication to Operations leadership. Collaborates with all departments and individuals affected by CI projects.
  • Share best practices and build relationships with CI resources at all PCB facilities.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Leadership Expectations:

  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to lead and develop others, drive for results and collaboration.
  • Deep understanding of Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement methodologies and ability to teach and model them.
  • Must have strong analytical and business judgment including demonstrated problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Ability to influence, mentor and coach to get results through team and others.
  • Results driven for being the low-cost producer and supporting company growth strategies.
  • Have strong bias for action, while proving the ability to inspire others.
  • Convey high-level of optimism while setting aggressive targets to teams, finding ways to achieve them.
  • Communicates a compelling vision and inspired sense of purpose. Talks about the possibilities and is optimistic. Creates strong morale and spirit within the team.
  • Solves highly complex problems and prioritizes actions in a timely manner. Probes all sources for answers and can quickly sense what will help resolve issues.
  • Establish clear directions, set stretching objectives. Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner and brings out the best in people through leveraging their strengths.
  • Speaks candidly and provides constructive feedback in a professional manner.
  • Organizes and manages projects; interacts, supports, facilitates and leads multi-functional work teams; leads teams to consensus; strong negotiation skills.
  • Able to build strong and diverse relationships across the business groups they partner with. Supports and fosters change.
  • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Able to develop and maintain a respectful and safe work environment.
  • Must be mobile and able to take on broader assignments for additional development opportunities.


4-year degree in science, engineering, management or related field recommended.


5-10 years combined related work experience in manufacturing environment including a minimum of 3-5 years of successful leadership in leading teams that execute continuous improvement/Lean Six Sigma efforts and enable efficiency, effectiveness and tangible financial benefits.

Additional Info

Organization : Post Consumer Brands

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