Bel Brands USA

Lean Supervisor

US-WI-Little Chute
Req No.
Regular Full-Time


Job Description Summary

Provide leadership in the application of Lean Principles and Methods within cross-departmental improvement activities to drive Bel Brands USA toward optimization and improved efficiency of equipment and staff in business operations. Convert strategy deployment goals and value stream mapping activities into KAIZEN team actions – lead and follow-up on the conversion of batch processing to lean practices. Work with leadership to identify opportunities, execute action plans, follow-up and ensure achievement of enterprise goals. Promote a positive lean culture with proactive leadership to drive accountability and persistent emphasis on continual improvement.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works effectively in an environment of change. Working collaboratively with customers, suppliers, team mates and support areas in a blameless environment

  • Builds relationships and reputations cross functionally to achieve business results through influence and leadership

  • Works with business areas to develop Current State Maps and Future State Plans. Executes the plans and follows-up to ensure that changes are sustained and evaluated for effectiveness

  • Provides aid to teams to prioritize improvement opportunities on tactical planning objectives to maximize waste reduction

  • Oversees projects to completion with identified team leads

  • Supervises individuals in the execution of process improvement activities and monitoring of performance to standard work throughout Operations

  • Develops others on Lean principles and tools for implementing creative solutions for system and process improvements

  • Standard Work, TPM, Value Stream Mapping, Ergonomics, SMED, 5-S, 3P, Kanban, Time Studies, Takt Time, 8 Wastes, Six Sigma

  • Coordinates and / or facilitates administrative or operations related Lean kaizen activities

  • Plans and schedules of future events

  • Assures open communications and involvement of employees who work in the process

  • Coordination and periodic updates of progress

  • Guides team leaders to accomplish tasks with given resources and stays motivated and focused to prioritize activities

  • Facilitates and guides all team members of Kaizens through conflict resolution and maintains lean principle guidelines

  • Uses Lean techniques to perform process reviews and aids in establishing standardized work procedures

  • Keeps teams on target to achieve SMART goals and ensuring that teams respond quickly to arising issues

  • Work with plant management to maintain Scorepop database

  • Responsible for maintaining Check Weigh database used to gather piece weights, downtime and production quantities.

  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices as stated within the policy.

  • Follows all Safety Rules and procedures by working safely and ensuring safety of others.

  • Follow all food safety procedures.

  • Follow all sanitation procedures and work instructions.

  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.


Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum degree and experience required:

  • BS/BA Degree in Engineering and/or equivalent experience

  • 3-5 years of production or logistics experience in a manufacturing setting, preferably with a CPG

  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts, and a thorough knowledge of lean principles and processes, 2 plus years of experience preferred

    Specific competencies required:

  • Must have expertise in analysis and demonstrate strong leadership, teamwork and strategic thinking skills

  • Must be an independent and proactive contributor that can demonstrate strong leadership, teamwork and strategic thinking skills in changing and ambiguous situations

  • Technical skills in Lean Manufacturing techniques, Kaizen, Process Improvement, and Analysis

  • Project leadership experience

  • Experience working with spreadsheets, databases, and interpreting data for various reporting purposes

  • Strong customer service (internal and external) orientation

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent computer proficiency – Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SAP


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