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Continuous Improvement Manager - Manufacturing Job in Urbana, Ohio US

Continuous Improvement Manager - Manufacturing


Posted: 2/9/2024 - Expires: 5/9/2024

Job ID: 269643000


Job Description

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Menasha Corporation is all about possibilities. Our two businesses, Menasha Packaging and ORBIS Corporation, are leaders in their industries, providing corrugated and plastic packaging products and related services to major global companies.

Our employees make the difference, proving that great ideas, collaboration and quality turn possibilities into success. Working at Menasha Corporation means that your insights provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers. If you like to make things happen and are passionate about what you do, you're going to want to be here.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.

About The Opportunity
As a member of the Continuous Improvement team, this person will be responsible for leading the continuous improvement/lean activities across multiple manufacturing plants and will lead the development of an "Everybody, Every Day" culture of continuous improvement. This role will also provide leadership and framework for improvement by utilizing strong facilitation, project management and change management tools to create successful and sustainable solutions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Work on complex problems and projects that are aligned to the organization's strategic goals and priorities.

Work with frontline staff, identifying improvement opportunities and coaching associates on how to identify waste more efficiently.

Work with Production and Administrative functions to identify and eliminate reoccurring problems and standardize processes to reduce waste via implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.

Facilitate cross-functional working groups (Kaizen or other).

Supports and participates in implementation of actions to meet and sustain improvement goals.

Manage and support corporate continuous improvement tool kit.

May act as Project Manager for key strategic projects.

Collaborate with other CI Regional Managers throughout the company to meet improvement objectives.

Other duties as assigned.

Performance Measures and Outcomes

Monthly reporting of CI initiatives. Ability to motivate cross-functional teams to adopt continuous improvement and lean thinking. Achieve CI savings target through project identification, execution, and sustainment. Successful execution of key strategic projects as Project Manager.


Level Required

Bachelor's Degree: Business, Engineering, or related field

Level Desired

Lean Training and/or certification

Project Management certification

*Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement.

Work Experience


Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience


Experience with SAP

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong communication (verbal and written) skills. Excellent facilitation, coaching, and project management skills. Ability to exercise significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to achieve objectives. Experience in a manufacturing environment with a focus on safety. Teamwork and Cooperation - working together, seeking ideas and opinions for process improvements. Analytical and Conceptual Thinking - systematically identifies and understands problems. Information Seeking - make an effort to get more information and not accept quality at face value. Initiative - take action before being requested to do so. Relationship Building - to be able to coach staff associates above and below when needed. Ability to handle the stress of working with others. Ability to lead by example. Ability to assess employee performance and coach and develop others. Availability outside of normal business hours.

Travel Requirements

Ability to travel up to 70% both domestically and internationally to support the business, including overnight stays and extended work hours during work meetings, travel may include weekends.

Ability to obtain a passport.

Valid driver's license required/Motor Vehicle Report Required








Two companies, one vision.

Menasha Corporation consists of two companies that are leading the way to a sustainable future with packaging and supply chain solutions. Founded in 1849 and headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, we employ over 7,500 employees in 112 facilities in North America and Europe.

Our companies are leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturers and supply chain solution providers. Our Menasha Packaging Company is the largest independent provider of packaging and supply chain service solutions in North America, designing, printing, and fulfilling graphic packaging, display and merchandising solutions for over 1,800 brands, both in-store and online.

Our ORBIS business believes there is a better way to optimize today's supply chains, with reusable packaging products and services. Reusable containers, pallets, dunnage, bulk systems and metal racks improve the flow product all along the supply chain to reduce costs, enhance profitability and add sustainability.

Our products and services are used by global, name-brand companies in the food, beverage, health and beauty, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, industrial, automotive, and electronics industries.

Come build an exciting, rewarding career with us, where you'll have opportunities to grow.

The possibilities are endless. The power is yours!

Menasha Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will be provided with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or genetic information.

ORBIS Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. ORBIS Corporation shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer, we request priority referrals of qualified protected veterans, qualified individuals with disabilities, qualified minority candidates, and qualified female candidates for job openings at ORBIS Corporation.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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Applied Math: 5
Graphic Literacy: 5

Workplace Documentation: 5