Sr. Manager of Continuous Improvement

at Shearer's Foods
Location Massillon, Ohio
Date Posted May 23, 2024
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Shearer's is a leading contract manufacturer and private label supplier in the snack industry in North America. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, Shearer's has 17 state-of-the-art, geographically diverse manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa, Ontario and Alberta, Canada, including one of the industry's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum LEED certified facilities in Massillon, Ohio. The Company is known for producing the highest quality snacks in assorted flavors and sizes, including kettle cooked potato chips, traditional potato chips, tortilla chips, cheese curls and other extruded snacks, and corn chips, as well as cookies, crackers, and wafers.

Senior Manager of Continuous Improvement


We are seeking a highly experienced Senior Manager of Continuous Improvement to lead and accelerate operational excellence across multiple site locations. The ideal candidate will be responsible for deploying/standing up the SHOP operating model, to optimize processes, reducing waste, and increasing efficiency within our manufacturing operations. This role requires strong leadership skills, analytical thinking, and a proven track record of driving continuous improvement initiatives in a multi-site environment.


Your Seat at the Table: 

  1. Support RVP & Director of Continuous Improvement in driving CI within assigned sites.
  2. Execute SHOP to enhance Safety, Quality, Productivity and Service across multiple sites.
  3. Utilize KPIs and metrics to measure the effectiveness of improvement efforts.
  4. Conduct regular audits and assessments to identify areas for improvement.
  5. Coach/mentor site CI and Operations personnel on SHOP, GAP closure, and problem-solving techniques/methodologies to drive CI.
  6. Lead cross-functional teams to identify opportunities, execute projects to resolve top opportunities and track action plans through completion.
  7. Collaborate with other CI and Operations leaders to identify benchmarking opportunities.
  8. Provide guidance and support to Site Directors and teams in implementing lean manufacturing principles and methodologies.
  9. Collaborate with senior leadership to align continuous improvement efforts with organizational goals and objectives.
  10. Lead change management initiatives to ensure successful implementation of process improvements.
  11. Utilize data analysis and statistical tools to identify root causes of inefficiencies and develop solutions.
  12. Stay abreast of industry best practices and emerging trends in continuous improvement methodologies.

What you Bring to the Table: 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration, or related field; or 10+ years in a business improvement role at a manager level.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma methodology, and/or IWS/TPM process improvement methodologies.
  • Results oriented with the ability to gather, analyze, and interpret information from a variety of sources.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously typically working with multiple teams.
  • Ability to see the big picture translating details into an organizational perspective.
  • Exceptional communication/interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to lead, manage and implement organizational and cultural change to deliver results.
  • Excellent conflict resolution and solution focused problem-solving skills (creativity before capital).
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical tools (e.g., Minitab, Excel, Infinity QS, etc.).
  • Willingness to travel to multiple site locations as needed (50 - 80%).

**Join Our Team:**

If you are a results-oriented leader with a passion for driving continuous improvement and operational excellence, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on our organization's success.


We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.


You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer’s, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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