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Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: Givaudan Fragrances
Location: Budd Lake
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with our customers, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There's much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,000 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with.

In the USA, we develop, market and produce a wide array of solutions from our 25 most innovative sites, based across the country. Stretch your skills, create and get inspiration from passionate colleagues. Every day, your energy, your thirst for knowledge, and your creativity will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.
Begin your journey as a Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist, where you'll lead transformative programs to enhance our operational development. Join our dynamic team dedicated to implementing continuous improvement strategies and driving impactful change in a manufacturing environment. If you're passionate about shaping the future of operations and eager to make a difference, seize this opportunity to succeed in a collaborative environment where your contributions matter and team collaboration is valued. You'll be hands-on and engage with our operational teams to ensure the successful implementation of improvement programs.

Your Title: Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist

You'll be located: Mt. Olive, NJ

Reports to: Continuous Improvement Manager

You Will:

Strategy design and execution

* Contribute to the design of the local Continuous Improvement strategy and deployment plans for the assigned site-based on the global CI Road Map strategy.

* Develop related projects to meet local Operations goals.

Continuous Improvement management

* Identify and measure improvement opportunities with site Operations teams, and use best tools/methods from the CI toolbox to develop solutions and complete these.

* Leverage internal and external Lean networks to capture and eventually deploy best practices.

* Responsible for the improvements execution of our Continuous Improvement Maturity Assessment.

* Improve culture change for Continuous Improvement throughout the site, specifically in operations.

* Ability to bring in creativity to market Continuous Improvement

* Ability to modify responsibilities based on our needs.

Project Management

* Implement approved CI projects, monitoring resource plans, project team accountabilities, change requests, deadlines, mile-stones, and providing periodic updates to project partners.

* Guide, and Sustain Continuous Improvement projects assigned.

* Identify and measure improvement opportunities; develop action plans accordingly.

* Coach project teams on applying Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools during solution design and project execution phases.

* Responsible for overseeing the completion of projects and certifications

Change management and Capability building

* Support project managers in developing change management roadmaps and related communication strategies.

* Challenge existing processes and coach project teams in applying practices to develop solutions and initiate change.

* Train site Operations teams on Lean principles to close capability gaps and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Performance Management

* Help implement the Operational Improvement Plan (OIP) for the site and cascade its Indicators.

Your Profile:

* University degree in Engineering or related discipline (Master preferred).

* LEAN and Project management certification.

* 3+ years in continuous improvement.

* 1+ year/s of people management experience.

* Training experience with operators, shift leaders, and departmental managers.

* Knowledge of product processing and industrialization processes.

* Good command in partner management and communications.

* Good command in process mapping and design.

* Knowledge of value chain diagnostics tools.

* Knowledge of EHS rules and guidelines.

* General knowledge of financial concepts (e.g., OPEX, CAPEX) and tools (e.g., SAP).


* Great compensation package.

* Major medical, dental, and vision coverage.

* Generous 401k matching program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace.


At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people's lives.

You work within an inspiring teamwork culture - where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.

Every essence of you enriches our world.

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.

Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

Keywords: Givaudan Fragrances, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township , Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist, Other , Budd Lake, New Jersey

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