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Continuous Improvement Manager | Dammam, Saudi Arabia | Consumer Goods

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Our client : A leading organization in the food processing company dedicated to delivering high-quality products to customers while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and excellence. We are seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our team and drive operational excellence within the organization.

Your role: Play a pivotal role in enhancing our operational efficiency, reducing manufacturing expenses, and improving product quality. You will lead the development and implementation of operational excellence strategies, methodologies, and best practices to optimize our processes. Your focus will include improving Overall Line Efficiency (OEE), reducing Defects per Million Units (DPMU), and minimizing Complaints per Million Units (CPMU). You will also utilize Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles to achieve these objectives while providing training and guidance to our teams.

Key Responsibilities:

Operational Excellence Strategy:
Develop and implement operational excellence strategies, methodologies, and best practices to drive process optimization across our operations.
Process Improvement:
Identify areas for improvement within operational processes related to OEE, DPMU, and CPMU.
Conduct root cause analysis and develop actionable plans to address process inefficiencies.
Execute improvement plans, monitoring progress and ensuring successful implementation.
Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing:
Implement Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles to reduce manufacturing expenses, increase productivity, and eliminate losses, with a primary focus on optimizing raw material and packaging material utilization.
Team Training:
Provide training and coaching to teams on continuous improvement (CI) tools and methodologies, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
Establish and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of continuous improvement efforts and track progress.
Daily Management Systems (DMS):
Install and lead Daily Management Systems, including daily follow-up meetings, weekly reviews, and monthly assessments to ensure consistent progress and alignment with improvement goals.
5S Implementation:
Lead the implementation of 5S principles to optimize workplace organization, cleanliness, and efficiency, creating a safer and more productive work environment.
Must have:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, operations management, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
Proven experience in continuous improvement and process optimization within the food processing or manufacturing industry.
In-depth knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles and their practical application.
Strong analytical skills to identify root causes and develop effective improvement plans.
Excellent communication and presentation skills to train and motivate teams.
Proficient in establishing and tracking KPIs to measure performance.
Experience in implementing Daily Management Systems (DMS) is a plus.
Leadership skills to lead and inspire teams in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
If you are a results-driven professional with a passion for driving operational excellence, optimizing processes, and making a significant impact within the food processing industry

Managing expectations: “At Mindfield, we strive for exceptional results, and we achieve this by understanding the needs of both our clients and candidates. We ask that you take note of our “must-haves” to ensure a successful application process. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with you. Mindfield – making a difference.”

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