Continuous Improvement Manager

Full Time On Premise
Posted 9 months ago

Job Summary & Purpose: Responsible for analyzing, maintaining, and improving organizational performance, with a view to achieving company’s objectives and targets as spelt out in the annual budgets, and on time to meet customer request and expectation.

Job Responsibility:

  • Drive PPE implementation and best practices on the shop floor through activities such as Pillar meetings, OEE Losses Review and Daily Management System thereby improving troubleshooting approach and all round communication among Managers, Supervisors and Operators/Technicians
  • Responsible for ensuring continuous improvement plans a line with the strategy defined by the Site Leadership.
  • Review the weekly & monthly performance reports with the manufacturing (Pillar Leaders) and line managers and puts in place action plans for improvement.
  • Determine targets in the major manufacturing KPI’s for all production dept. / lines and agrees same with the manufacturing and line managers.
  • Alongside functional managers, coordinate the development of departmental continuous improvement plans.
  • Prepare work methods and standards in the production area.
  • Coordinate processes for the implementation of work methods and standards.
  • Implementation and monitoring of control audits on methods standards.
  • Support and develop the capacity of functional managers in the use of continuous improvement tools to resolve production problems (capacities, flows, etc.)
  • Develop site capability in Lean Production methods through developing and delivering training of all personnel on aspects of continuous improvement.
  • Practice and teach fundamental problem solving with the use of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), and Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) with maintenance and operations personnel to define, fix and prevent problems reoccurrence
  • Design and modification of machine area layouts or facility areas including machine tools and mechanical equipment and boards.
  • Delivery of improvement projects to achieve production targets/ cost savings and KPIs.
  • The elimination of waste, in pursuit of tangible customer value.
  • Definition and maintenance of status indicators for continuous improvement projects in the plant.
  • Document and present improvement processes including the results, to stakeholders in order to gain their support for cascading the changes on a broad basis as well as further improvements to operations.
  • Enhance Company efficiency through deployment of lean six sigma methodologies, effective leadership of continuous improvement projects with exceptional data collection and visualization.
  • Develop process enhancement strategies and identify shortfalls in current business processes.
  • Monitor employee performance vs process and organisational processes.
  • Collaborating with other stakeholders to enhance productivity and efficiency in Agbara Factory.
  • Communicating the need for process change and supporting the change process
  • Training, mentoring, and guiding team members in new processes.
  • Staying up-to-date with developments in manufacturing process optimisation. Benchmarking with other OCs – within and outside the CI Community.
  • Understand and apply Quality, Food Safety, OHS&EMS Policies on assigned tasks
  • Demonstrate awareness of your contributions to the effectiveness of the Quality, Food, Safety, Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental System.

Academic Qualification: Hold a relevant degree in Operations management, Manufacturing, Engineering (or equivalent),

Professional Qualification: At least a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a strong knowledge of CI methodology is required.

  • Leadership qualification i.e. Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification, TPM Instructor.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years cognate experience preferably in an FMCG outfit.
  • Process orientated, with a track record of implementing process improvements and controls.
  • Experience in delivering multiple efficiency programs driving millions in efficiency savings
  • Experience in managing consultant to get the best value from consulting hours.
  • Systems knowledge
  • Expertise in Lean implementation and Policy Deployment
  • Proven results using Lean tools and techniques including:
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to understand and analyze statistics and financial data
  • Visionary with the ability to see the bigger picture
  • Excellent project manager committed to deadlines

Key Skills & Competencies:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Excellent Leadership, organizational and communication skills
  • Able to work with teams to solve problems and deliver results
  • Ability to influence/ capture the attention of key stakeholders at all levels
  • Resilience to deliver at pace
  • Able to initiate and drive change


Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering
Minimum QualificationBachelors Degree
Years Experience5
Reporting LineSupply Chain Director
Salary RangeN4.5M - N5.5M

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