Ingredion Incorporated Continuous Improvement Leader in Qro., United States

TITLE: Continuous Improvement Leader - Plant

LOCATION: San Juan del Rio Plant, Mexico

Ingredion is hiring a Continuous Improvement Leader to be responsible for providing leadership and support for all the Continuous Improvement aspects at San Juan del Rio plant.

This position will be leading as primary responsible the Cost Savings Program and all the Continuous Improvement initiatives at the site.

The Continuous Improvement Leader will report direct to the Continuous Improvement Manager and to the Plant Manager on a dotted line basis to provide local oversight and assure strategic alignment.

As a Continuous Improvement Leader, your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the Cost Savings program at the site, providing local leadership for new cost savings ideas generation and their execution, ensuring to deliver on the CI savings targets at the plant.

  • Lead the Operational Excellence Model evolution, establishing clear programs and KPI´s to track progress towards a more efficient and reliable operation in terms of cost, productivity, quality and safety aspects.

  • Lead multiple Lean Six Sigma teams, which work on projects that deliver process improvements and financially contribute to the business, leveraging the results throughout the organization.

  • Provide leadership and support to continuous improvement systems implementations such as Statistical Process Control (SPC).

  • Troubleshooting, identifying opportunities for improvement, and implementing action plans and follow-up to ensure effective results.

  • Providing engineering studies, designs and justifications for approval to support Operations’ goals.

  • Identify and prove innovative, creative, practical solutions to operations and cost saving / throughput opportunities.

  • Develop and track KPI´S to allow the stakeholders to understand progress as well as roadblocks.

  • Communicate the status and eventual results of Cost Savings Program and Operational Excellence model evolution effectively with stakeholders, removing roadblocks.

  • Work collaboratively with site leadership to identify initiatives and establish priorities based on corporate, regional, and site business objectives.

  • Assist in developing training materials and training others in various aspects of continuous improvement.

  • Maintain and expand personal knowledge of Continuous Improvement methods and tools.

  • Provide leadership, mentoring and support for all the continuous improvement aspects in the plant.

The Continuous Improvement Leader position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Are a self-starter with strong leadership skills and a high degree of integrity

  • Have strong planning, organizing and time management skills.

  • Are capable of learning, leading and sponsoring a data-oriented environment with an emphasis on statistics, SPC, and data analysis.

  • Have strong communication skills, with the ability to present technical information and prepare concisely written reports.

  • Have strong ability to foster positive relationships with and between team members, support functions and functional groups.

  • Have ability to work effectively in a team environment, build consensus, and foster relationships at multiple organization levels and across different organizational functions.

  • Have demonstrated degree of sound judgment, resourcefulness, and innovation in handling complex technical assignments, with minimal supervision.

  • Have proven ability to assimilate complex information, data and processes and draw meaningful, accurate conclusions. Able to recommend and implement reliable solutions and improvements.

  • Have strong ability to foster positive relationships with and between team members, support functions and functional groups.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineer. MBA desirable.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in operations, a technical, or a business role. Experience as Process Engineer.

  • Spanish and English proficiency.

  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt training.

  • Experience in executing projects or process improvements and troubleshooting in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and to be a change agent.

As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

Relocation Available:

No

Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.