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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Lynchburg, 1000 Robins Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America Req #308
Friday, November 8, 2019
KDC is a network of best-in-class custom formulators and manufacturers of color cosmetics, skincare, haircare, bath & body, fragrance, deodorant, home, health, industrial, and auto care products. KDC delivers high-touch innovation, operational excellence, and speed to market to well-known and emerging beauty, personal, and specialty companies from coast to coast. KDC has its head office in Longueuil, Québec. In addition, KDC has 10 operating facilities located throughout North America. Altogether, the company employs nearly 4,800 talented and dedicated employees in North America.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

The Continuous
Improvement Engineer works cross-functionally to drive goal setting,
improvement and problem solving in all areas of the operation.They are a continuous improvement SME that
serves as a facilitator and a coach for site leadership and for all

  • Identify,
    lead, and manage process improvement efforts and conduct quantitative analysis
    of process effectiveness using Lean/Six Sigma tools to measurably impact
    enterprise performance.

  • Use
    continuous improvement methodologies to map current state processes and value

  • Assist
    in establishing processes for business leaders to measure, manage, track, and
    report KPI’s, project results and financials.

  • Responsible
    for driving culture change as well as productivity projects.

  • Support
    and coach site managers and their respective teams on CI projects

  • Identifies
    and implements cost savings measures, particularly those driven by Lean
    Manufacturing concepts, tracks savings and conducts follow-ups.

  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of Lean manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis and
    problem solving, flow manufacturing, Statistical Process Control

  • Leads
    both local and strategic Kaizen events to affect breakthrough changes.

  • Supports
    new business proposals requiring solutions for continuous improvement, risk
    management, performance management, and/or quality management.

  • Have
    excellent communication and partnership skills which are essential for
    interacting and communicating with key stakeholders at all levels across the

  • Perform
    other duties asneeded.

    Education and Experience:

  • BS
    in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering or a related discipline and minimum
    of 3 years of relevant engineering and continuous improvement experience

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean Expert certification

  • PMP certification preferred

    Knowledge, Skills and

  • Direct cGMP manufacturing experience

  • Preferred to have direct experience with the
    operation, maintenance and improvement of automated filling and packaging
    equipment and experience in an FDA regulated environment

  • Advanced level of experience with project management
    and project planning

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills;
    Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively

KDC-ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that employment with KDC-ONE Company is at-will, meaning that I or KDC-ONE Company may terminate my employment at any time, or for any reason consistent with applicable state or federal law. I understand that KDC-One requires the successful completion of a drug and/or alcohol test as a condition of employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Indirect
  • Lynchburg, 1000 Robins Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America