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Process Improvement Leader (Black Belt)

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Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: Columbus, United States

Our client is undergoing a Lean transformation, and the Process Improvement Leaders will play a key role in this transformation. The Process Improvement Leaders will be based within a core manufacturing site, driving process improvement within the operation and other manufacturing and distribution sites within their respective regions. They will provide coaching and guidance to Green Belts within the sites and across the supply chains. These Process Improvement Leaders (Black belts) will leverage the DMAIC process and other Six Sigma tools to facilitate improvements.



  • Coaches and develops pillar teams in Lean/Six Sigma process improvement methodologies.
  • Plans and creates agenda for monthly Operational Excellence engagement sessions and generates summary report from engagement.
  • Supports the overall Operational Excellence program and deployment.
  • Promotes integrity, respect, accountability, continuous improvement and positive interactions with all Team Members, customers & vendors.
  • Guides and positively motivates Project Teams.                  
  • Responsible for meeting established objectives pertaining to plant goals and performance.
  • Assist and audit Pillar teams, attend regular meetings and measure progress.                 
  • Conduct regular audits and manage Layered Process Audit.                                                           
  • Work closely with accounting/finance department to determine plant loss and cost saving opportunities.       
  • Drive best practices, challenge status quo and guide pillar/project teams.                                    
  • Drive total employee engagement and develop associates skills through effective coaching and mentoring.                                                        
  • Maintains close working relationship with all departments and responds to deviations from standards immediately.                                                  
  • Responsible for & maintains positive employee, corporate and community relations along with appropriate interface with customer service.                                                                                           
  • Ensures a disciplined and safe work environment.                              
  • Provides assistance & information to leadership team with strategic needs and plans for plant operations.                                                                               
  • Regular Attendance is required in accordance with Company attendance policy and procedures.
  • Performs tasks or responsibilities as assigned by Management.


  • 7-10 years operations and leadership experience in a manufacturing environment required, preferably food-related industry.
  • 2-4 years of experience as Certified Lean six sigma Black Belt within multiple manufacturing sites
  • Functional knowledge of MS Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Must be competent facilitating Kaizen events.
  • Advocate for change and serve as a change catalyst.
  • Strong team builder, mentor, coach, and influential leader; ability to build trust among associates.
  • Excellent communication skills, proven capability to lead change in a team environment.
  • Analytical/statistical problem solver; thorough understanding of problem solving methodologies.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and support multiple project teams and balance priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately work with confidential information and situations and manage correspondence.
  • Positive, energetic leadership and self-motivation skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities, capable of multi-tasking.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing, scheduling, and production processes.
  • Ability to read & interpret written & verbal direction while working in a safe, effective & productive manner within a fast paced environment.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Management, or related discipline and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.






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