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Continuous Improvement Director

Company: Pactiv Evergreen Inc
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at
Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. - Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. - For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please -call (847) 482-4320 or email
-All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.
Job Summary:
This Position is for Pactiv Evergreen Inc.The goal of this position is to demonstrate maximum efficiency from plant to plant within a Business Unit (BU). The Director of Continuous Improvement will be a key creator of the Continuous Improvement strategy for the BU. As our manufacturing technology, automation and opportunity for optimization increase, we must transfer knowledge, network and leverage best practices across our manufacturing sites as we continue to develop a Lean Management System to run our facilities.
Reporting Relationship:The Director of Continuous Improvement will report to the Vice President of Operations and the Vice President of Operational Excellence.
Responsibilities':--- Manage a CI Savings Budget across the Business Unit that represents an achievable value to deliver back to the business.--- Develop plans, schedules, and budgets for tactical projects to improve existing processes; ensure cost-benefit evaluation for all assigned projects are completed to define potential financial, business and industry impacts of initiatives.--- Support the business leaders in the development of intermediate and long-term CI strategies to assure delivery of the projected CI Saving Budget.--- Act as the subject matter expert in all core modules of our Pactiv Evergreen Production System (PEPS) to assure sustained results, including assisting in training and plant acclimation to the new PEPS process.--- Drive the improvement of processes and systems in the plants and implement programs that will have continuing long-term benefits.--- Continuously evaluate and measure program or initiative performance and progress against goals and serve as a change agent within the organization.--- Monitor existing processes to make sure they continue to perform at optimal levels of efficiency.--- Direct all CI activities to include Kaizen events in 5S, SMED, TPM, VSM, PDCA or equivalent, A3 Problem Solving.--- Ensure adherence to Lean Methodology, including Kaizen, 5S, Standard Work, Daily Management, Layered Audit Process and Business Plan development to eliminate waste.--- Advise and influence senior leadership on business transformation topics that include organizational effectiveness, performance results, and change management in the terms of complexity and impact on the business.--- Effectively lead, manage, develop, coach, and evaluate team members and associates at various levels of experience.--- Develop and deliver Lean Training at all levels of the organization while driving Operational Excellence standards.--- Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production process improvements
---Bachelor's degree in a field related to Business, Engineering or Packaging Industry.--- Combined 10+ years of previous manufacturing experience with Operations and Continuous Improvement experience.--- Experience with Six Sigma and Lean processes strongly preferred.--- Previous experience with Automation and SAP strongly preferred.--- Project management skills are required; as they will often be required to work on several improvement projects simultaneously, with very disparate groups of people within the organization.--- Must have Microsoft Office experience with advanced Excel Skills.--- Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%-70%
Key Competencies:--- Safety - Demonstrates a safety first mindset in all situations.--- Leadership - A leader who will have instant credibility and is able to motivate, and retain well-qualified individuals of diverse talents, interests, and cultural backgrounds. Must have the leadership presence to energize, drive and lead the teams, and to be a natural center of gravity in the business.--- Operations Acumen - Outstanding business judgment and a proven ability to manage effectively in tough situations, balancing intelligent risk with the need to secure the base of the plant business.--- Top Talent/Team Development - Has developed a personal coaching/mentoring relationship with teams and delegates key initiatives to accelerate their personal growth.--- Learning agility/growth mindset - Demonstrates the ability and willingness to listen and learn. Believes that their own capacities and talents can be improved over time.--- Cost Effectiveness - Broad-based process improvement leadership experience in complex businesses is essential. A proven ability to develop, lead, and culturally drive an environment of high productivity and cost effectiveness. Cost savings through improved efficiency is a critical focus area.--- Collaborative/Decisive Style - Operates with a management style that encourages and facilitates open dialogue with a wide variety of contributors and stakeholders across the plant.--- Critical Thinking - Able to work in uncharted areas. Capable of integrating and processing large amounts of information to address complex issues. Challenges conventional wisdom when required. Intellectually aggressive with a strong end-product orientation.--- Interpersonal - Able to quickly establish and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships across all levels of the plant. Creates a team atmosphere with internal staff while achieving key objectives. Maintains positive, professional relationships with external contacts.--- Organization - Able to operate independently. Manages time well, follows through on commitments, and pays attention to details. Able to work on several projects simultaneously.--- Maturity - Able to provide a good balance of risk taking and judgment. Is assertive and confident. Recognizes when help is needed because of lack of pertinent knowledge. Relies on and delegates to peers and direct reports in an appropriate and productive fashion.--- Strategy/Vision - Able to serve as a key strategic partner with Plant leadership team on plant vision and direction. A strategic thinker, capable of thought leadership with respect to people management with the ability to communicate and translate these thoughts into actionable programs.--- Ethics - Able to demonstrate unquestionable integrity, credibility, and character. Has demonstrated high moral and ethical behavior.--- Results Driven - Ability to focus on plant growth, financial performance, and achievement of established plant targets.--- Teamwork & Collaboration - Builds rapport and collaborates effectively across the plant, and fosters an environment of open and transparent communication.--- Integrity & Trust - Demonstrates honest, respectful, and trustworthy behaviors when engaging with all employees and stakeholders, and achieves stated work obligations.

Keywords: Pactiv Evergreen Inc, Lake Forest , Continuous Improvement Director, Executive , Lake Forest, California

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