| Full time

Process Improvement Manager (FMCG / Food / Beverage / Kaizen / Six Sigma / Lean / Kansas)

Kansas City,

United States

Job Description

GateSource HR Agribusiness Division is partnering with an industry leader with operations and subsidiaries in multiple countries. 
To support its growth, we are looking for a seasoned Process Improvement Manager to direct all activities for the management and communication in manufacturing.  

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the reliability and timeliness of reporting processes across affiliated companies.
  • Supervise the maintenance and functionality of existing systems for record-keeping and data analysis.
  • Communicate both positive and negative outcomes to regional technical directors, operations managers, managing directors, and executive management.
  • Identify reasons for performance gaps between actual and design specifications, proposing suitable CapEx and operational solutions.
  • Utilize personal and in-house knowledge of manufacturing systems to drive process improvements.
  • Establish systems for monthly reporting on CapEx project progress, encompassing present cost, forecast cost, budget, and timeline.
  • Provide regular updates on plant audits, scores, issue status, and overall progress.
  • Develop a process for reporting a quality index for each affiliate and the commodity trading function.
  • Integrate a safety index into group management reporting in collaboration with the EHS manager.
  • Assist other departments in applying technical solutions to enhance plant operations, focusing on efficiency, EHS concerns, food safety, and purchasing efficiency.
  • Spearhead efforts to measure and improve energy consumption for company's affiliates.
  • Serve as the central point for company, harnessing technical expertise from regional directors, engineering, and the industry.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge base for flow diagrams.
  • Lead the gap analysis of the group’s assets and diagrams, prioritizing major opportunities based on return on investment.
  • Manage process improvement projects as assigned by the VP-Plant Operations.


Required Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in milling science, engineering, or a related manufacturing discipline within the food industry.
  • Accumulation of 5 or more years of pertinent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing plant operations with responsibility for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Profound knowledge of plant systems, encompassing material handling, air handling, mechanical systems, and automation.
  • Proven track record in project management.
  • Familiarity with reading and interpreting financial statements.
  • Flexibility to travel approximately 25-30% during the initial year, particularly across developing regions, with a subsequent reduction to 10-15%.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Process improvement certification (Kaizen, Six Sigma)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in languages beyond English.
  • Background in capital project implementation.
  • International work experience.
  • Understanding of database architecture and design.


  • Full benefits package 

Job Information



Work Experience

5+ years



Job Type

Full time


United States


Kansas City



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