Food Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Specialist

Job Location: 
Florence, SC

Do you have a passion for Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing? Are you a Six Sigma Black Belt looking for a new opportunities in food manufacturing in South Carolina?   We have a job that was meant for you!  This CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST role is an excellent opportunity in the Greater Florence, S.C. area with a very fast growing company, at a recently built and expanded facility!  This company has a very strong compensation package, 401K with 100% match to 4%, a flexible relocation package, excellent medical benefits, 3 weeks of PTO & holidays, short term disability and life insurance!  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to:


FOCUS:  lead projects in all aspects of the business, focusing on continuous improvement of operational processes, waste reduction and problem-solving methods through the use of Lean/Six Sigma principles, tools, concepts and methodologies


Very strong ability to lead, coach, facilitate, and communicate with individuals across a broad range of education, experience, and functional spectrums

Exceptional ability to motivate and influence others without reliance on positional authority

Engage employees and management equally for developmental purposes.

Learn, Teach, practice, develop & improve the company CI methodology.

Strong analytical skills; capable of breaking down complex issues and identifying key drivers

Collection and analysis of data related to manufacturing processes.

The successful candidate must be willing to spend time on the floor to learn manufacturing processes and supporting business systems.

Develop and drive CI initiatives.

Build project plans using basic project management tools to advanced Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies.

Report improvement projects status and plans at regular intervals.

Use process mapping and value and waste stream analysis when appropriate.

Promote simple problem solving with 5 Why’s and other analytical tools.

Deliver stable/steady improvement with standard work, 5S workplace organization, and simple/visual controls.

Incumbent may be required time to time to work on the off- shifts.

Maintain knowledge, understanding and adhere to safety policies, USDA, GMP’s, QA, HACCP, Sanitation rules and regulations, and company policies.

Regular and dependable attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this position.

Perform other duties in support of department or company needs as requested



MUST HAVE---Bachelor degree – related field preferred

MUST HAVE---Black Belt Certification in Lean/Six Sigma

MUST HAVE---Experience with Kaizen events and event facilitation a plus

Proven track record of driving continuous improvement initiatives with sustainable results.

Able to lead, direct and manage any and all phases of project management, Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing

Basic knowledge of SOP’s, SSOP’s and SWS job training materials

Strong ability to learn and apply new concepts

Ability to act independently and follow directions

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Recruiter Name: 
Scott Fregien
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 221
Food & Beverage

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