Allied Reliability Group Continuous Improvement Manager in Kirksville, Missouri

The Continuous Improvement Manager will provide a full range of productivity services to Operations and direct cost reduction programs for the facility including leading lean events, implementing Manufacturing Operating Systems (MOS) throughout the facility, developing and measuring facility systems and developing and delivering continuous improvement training programs for the facility. Direction in disciplines of best business practices including, but not limited to, yield improvement, manpower utilization, overhead spend, capital utilization, indirect spend, plant utilization and efficiency, working capital both raw material and finished goods. Key incumbent will act as a coach for the global pocily standards, Site Steering Committee helping to implement global policy standards. This person will work closely to drive greater utilization of processes and procedures and higher proficiency on the changes impacting employees in the organization such that business results are achieved. This person will provide direct support and coaching to front line managers, supervisors and team leaders as they help their direct reports understand and adopt global policy standards.

  • Continuous Development of the productivity decks.

  • Generate cost reduction opportunities and implement process improvement to reduce manufacturing costs.

  • Coordinate major initiatives across Supply Chain to insure optimum cost. This coordination will include, but not be limited to, purchasing, distribution, manufacturing, research & development, packaging and engineering.

  • Implement and train MOS & Lean / Six Sigma processes to plant location personnel.

  • Participate in the QRMP yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions.

  • Assist with the implementation of the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the plant accountability list in order to achieve targeted RCR.

  • Share and implement best practice initiatives across Supply Chain.

  • Coordinate the progression of KHGPS using TRACC as a tool.

  • Develop and maintain performance (KPI) visuals.

  • Ownership of the Priority One system; responsible to ensure all users are trained and that all projects are current.

  • Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and tracking system (where needed).

  • Develop a waste analysis for all lines.

  • Lead and coordinate 5S initiatives plant-wide.

  • Develop and manage the department’s operating budget.

  • Manage and evaluate the Continuous Improvement staff including but not limited to performance management and employee development, etc.

  • Partner with business leaders on implementation of process improvement (Six Sigma / Lean)


  • Bachelor degree is required; Preferably in Industrial Engineering or related discipline

  • 3-5 years of operations experience in a manufacturing environment is required

  • Production supervision experience preferred.

  • Black Belt Certification preferred.


Req ID No.: 2018-4240

External Company Name: Allied Reliability, Inc.

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Street: 2504 Industrial Rd