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Continuous Improvement Supervisor

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

The CI Supervisor is responsible to identify and improve the outcomes of manufacturing and operational processes to improve efficiencies, reduce cost and increase customer satisfaction.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for promoting a safety culture and safety awareness within their area of responsibility.  Support and enforce all plant safety policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner.  Responsible for all job-related safety training for their work team.
  • Create management systems that improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) through leveraging Gemba walks, 5S / visual management, and Lean Daily Management.
  • Aligns Kaizen work with the Lean Steering Committee, ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and that the Kaizen Project Prioritization / Management process is adhered to.
  • Facilitates / Leads Kaizen events – identifies team members, prepares agendas, conducts training, create and tracks countermeasures and actions. Fosters employee culture of learning organization.
  • Organize and analyze data sets that outline systematic improvement opportunities and cost analysis to determine project feasibility.
  • Fairly and consistently adhere to all Company and Plant procedures, work rules and guidelines.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
  • Familiar with the plant food safety program and basic HACCP principles.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization to understand and help address operational issues and sustainability efforts.
  • Excellent communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media – verbal, written, etc. to all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills.
  • Strong Functional/Technical Skills   - ability to observe processes and develop dialogue with process owners to make improvements.
  • Training in Lean manufacturing principles and Kaizen facilitation
  • Strong leadership abilities and skills as a team builder, coach, and mentor.
  • Strong computer skills (SAP and MS Office Suite).
  • Travel as required from time to time by the business.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality at all times and in all situations.
  • Strong problem-solving background

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of Lean/Continuous Improvement Experience preferred.
  • 3-5 years previous supervisory experience in a fast-paced, regulatory manufacturing environment such as CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods), food or pharmaceuticals preferred.


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

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