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Site Continuous Improvement Lead

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Job ID CAM00962 Date posted 07/14/2020 Location : Camrose, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.


Position Purpose


The Site Continuous Improvement (CI) Lead is responsible for driving the execution of the continuous improvement (CI) program and for leading the processes for building site capabilities. This position will deliver CI tools and processes via workshops and practical application or ‘just in time’ training. The Site CI Lead stimulates Leadership thinking about structured problem solving, performance dialogue and standard work and ensures the successful application of CI tools and methodologies for the program. This is accomplished by coaching and mentoring project initiatives like Kaizen, A3’s, Gemba and standard work development. Additionally, this role will work with the site leadership team to develop the CI Plan for the site, which includes training, capability development, Kaizen schedule, ACI and standard work. This role requires an independent leader who can partner effectively with all levels of the organization.


Principal Accountabilities


Continuous Improvement Leadership

 Leads and facilitates change in CI culture to significantly improve Business and Functional alignment and organization execution

 Work in partnership with Site leadership on the execution of continuous improvement processes and tools and core principles

 Provide feedback on CI project selection, scope, definition, and performance to ensure alignment with business strategy

 Drive continuous improvement culture change through best practice sharing, vocal advocacy, and visible leadership Program Execution and Value Realization

 Assist Regional and Global CI Leaders in program administration and coordination, including the development and execution of continuous improvement deployment strategy and plans

 Conduct CI workshops to lead teams in sustainable performance improvements

 Partner with Regional and Global Leaders in the Asset Domain, Smart Manufacturing, and work to integrate the elements of SM, Automation, Digitalization and Advanced Analytics with the core principles of Continuous Improvement

 Participate in the CI Talent Factory through training completion, project execution and leading the integration of CI tools and processes at the site

Required documents

BA/BS degree

5+ years' work experience in process improvement, continuous improvement or demonstrated performance in an operations environment

Lean Six Sigma Green belt

Familiarity utilizing tools such as RT Duet, Model Elevator and other diagnostic tools

Experience utilizing formal and informal networks within an organization to deliver results and remove obstacles for team members

Demonstrated ability to directly and indirectly influence change within the organization

Demonstrated experience with effective communication of goals and strategies across multiple leadership levels of an organization

Experience working with leaders within an organization

Proven ability to identify issues, obtain relevant information, and relate / compare facts from different sources to identify solutions

Proven ability to use expertise, experience, and network to manage through ambiguous situations

Experience acting as a role model and coach, tailoring coaching techniques to individuals and situations

Ability to communicate the program’s vision and mission, emphasizing how an individual’s work aligns with the strategic intent of the program and the organization as a whole

Must have a valid driver’s license and record of safe driving behavior

Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data

Ability to facilitate small and large cross-functional teams

• Ability to build strong working relationships

• Demonstrated experience with effective communication of goals and strategies across multiple leadership levels of an organization

Knowledge of key business financial metrics

Understanding of Continuous Improvement methodologies, tools, trends and best practices

Preferred Requirements

Masters level degree or MBA

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or higher

Technical competency in Lean Six Sigma skills: DMAIC, Lean, Kaizen/Work-out

• Ability to recognize unsafe conditions and behaviors and remediating them

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