Continuous Improvement Manager

Date: May 12, 2023

Location: Beaver, WV, US, 25813

Company: Klöckner Pentaplast

The Company
United under one vision: The Sustainable Protection of Everyday Needs, kp is a global market leader in rigid and flexible packaging and specialty film solutions. The need to act on climate change has never been clearer so we incorporate sustainability into everything we do by #InvestingInBetter - creating innovative films and trays that protect medication and medical devices, keep products safe, help avoid food waste and preserve the integrity of countless durable products.

kp has earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings, putting kp in the top 3% of companies rated in the manufacturing of plastics products sector. Founded in 1965, kp has 31 plants in 18 countries and employs over 5,700 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations.


The Continuous Improvement Manager is the local champion of the continuous improvement and/or business excellence (BEX) initiatives for the site, as well the main point of contact of the team with the KP Continuous Improvement community. The Continuous Improvement Manager will be responsible for capturing opportunities and addressing solutions, finding the balance between interim and long-term solution for continuous growth of operations performance for the Beaver, WV and sister sites. Other duties include, but are not limited to:


Key Responsibilities

  • Local deployment of Continuous Improvement and/or Business Excellence initiatives, managing the local portfolio of improvement initiatives and reporting financial benefits.
  • Identify and address local opportunities to drive improvement of OEE.
  • Deliver locally CI Workshops/trainings as 5S, Kaizen, etc., and coach teams until the project finalization.


Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related technical field (e.g. chemical, industrial engineering, mechanical, etc.)
  • Minimum 5 years of professional work experience in manufacturing roles
  • Strong practical experience in continuous improvement methodologies especially Lean and Six Sigma (Greenbelt or above), being able to lead small teams since the identification to implementation of improvement initiatives as 5S, SMED, Kaizen and Problem Solving.
  • Strong problem solving skills, being able to analyze and prioritize actions according the impact to the organization.
  • Able to lead cross-functional projects and communicate across different levels of the organization (Operations to High level Management).
  • Computer and analytical skills required with solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel) and statistical methods, such as control charts, process capability, graphical analysis, and others



Apply Now!

If you are determined, thrive in a fast-paced environment with high levels of accountability and focus, then we’d love to meet you! Please apply using the link below.

At kp, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is vital to our global success. We welcome applicants from all identities, ideas, perspectives and experiences and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We aim to create an inclusive culture where our employees feel empowered to play to their strengths and see themselves reflected in the organization without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual preference, marital status, or inclusion in any other protected class.

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