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Enterprise Quality Continuous Improvement Lead

Company: Campbell Soup
Location: Camden
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General Summary

  • Reporting to Group Manger Enterprise Quality, the individual will support execution of a Quality program focused on continuous improvement.  
  • With the direction of the Group Manager Enterprise Quality, the candidate will implement process, metrics, communication and training for a best in class Quality program whose purpose is to develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement across the Campbell Quality organization through definition and utilization of continuous improvement methodologies, tools and technologies.
  • He/she will define and communicate tools appropriate to the Quality organization designed to drive improvement through focused root cause investigation, resolution and execution.   He/she will continuously improve the organization’s awareness and utilization through training, technology, and method optimization.
  • The individual will formulate and facilitate change initiatives and events designed for identified opportunities.  The individual will act as a change agent identifying opportunities for advancements internally as well as needed adaptation for changing customer and regulatory requirements.
  • This role will collaborate with all quality teams to establish partnerships.  The program will elevate Campbell Quality through increases in efficiency and effectiveness of processes, programs, and systems.  The role will also collaborate with other continuous improvement teams in Campbell to promote sharing and best practices. 

Accountability

  • With direction from Group Manager Enterprise Quality, implement a comprehensive Quality Continuous Improvement program to assure safe, high quality products are delivered through effective and efficient processes and systems. Collaborate with all quality functions, enterprise and division, to prioritize the program definition and content annually.
  • Manage annual continuous improvement program cycles with supporting resource management and timely completion.  Present program annually to senor leadership for review and approval.
  • Lead the use of cutting-edge continuous improvement tools for Quality application through targeted trainings and communications across all quality functions.   Strengthen existing tools for improvement such as facility level internal audit program, and Food Safety plan effectiveness.
  • Facilitate focused events using continuous improvement tools to identify and resolve gaps, and potential improvements throughout all aspects of Quality to ensure compliance with regulations and our standards.
  • Collaborate with other existing continuous improvement functions in Campbell to share methods and best practices. 
  • Create an enterprise network of continuous improvement champions to broaden and sustain use of continuous improvement tools and methods.
  • Investigate and apply technology options to elevate the use of Continuous Improvement tools throughout the organization.

Job Complexity

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools for issue/improvement identification and resolution such as Gemba, PDCA, 5 Why, Kaizen, ...
  • Knowledge of Food Safety and Quality systems
  • Ability to collaborate with key Quality functions to align on risk, priority, and scope  
  • Knowledge of food manufacturing and related processes  
  • Ability to accurately translate observations and findings into risk.  Evaluate processes, systems and controls for sufficiency and completeness.
  • Sufficient skill to establish and institutionalize analytics, basic process control statistics and sampling to support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Change management mindset with the ability to effectively execute program elements including program definition, communication, resources, priorities and reporting
  • Ability to develop and implement training modules to elevate to a Continuous improvement culture

Job Specification

  • BS Sciences, Analytical or technical
  • 3 or more years food industry quality plant/systems experience
  • Demonstrated effective use of CI tools such as PDCA, Gemba, 5S, A3, etc..  Demonstrated effective us of execution tools in project management.
  • Successful experience with identifying controls, risk assessments, developing and executing audit plans, HACCP.
  • Dedicated work habits, takes initiative, sets high standard
  • Ability to multi-task, successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Excel, Word, Sharepoint and Adobe Acrobat Writer a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently on assignments
  • Ability to synthesize information and findings, extrapolate into risks and priorities, and translate into meaningful resolution and improvement
  • Travel up to 50% 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently on assignments
  • Ability to synthesize information and findings, extrapolate into risks and priorities, and translate into meaningful resolution and improvement

ACR

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup, Camden , Enterprise Quality Continuous Improvement Lead, Other , Camden, New Jersey

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