Process Improvement Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Be a Part of the Pacific Seafood Family.At Pacific Seafood, we do more than just provide the world with the healthiest proteins on the planet. We cultivate a work environment that listens to our team members, nurtures potential, embraces diversity, and values innovative thinking. As a leader in the seafood industry, we know that the key to our success is based on the commitment to excellence displayed by each of our team members. Our Diamond Philosophy guides our team members to constantly do their best and always strive to do better by applying their skills and knowledge to promote productivity, teamwork, quality, and overall excellence.The Process Improvement Manager collaborates with the Vice President of Processing and Resources, Facility Managers, and members of the Pacific Seafood Engineering team to enhance operational initiatives in order to drive innovation, process improvement and optimize efficiencies.Demonstrating key competencies in operations, strategy, and process improvement you will use data and analytics to provide leadership with strategic solutions, innovative reports and proactive decision making. You have a strategic and growth mindset with experience in effective communication and execution of strategic goals and visions.As a leader, you are a mentor who is passionate, reflective, and skilled at creating a work environment that motivates team members. As a team member, you are adept at building positive relationships with team members across multiple departments, working collaboratively to communicate tasks, implement changes, and resolve issues.Key Responsibilities:* Develop a deep understanding of the Pacific Seafood strategic plan, business model and the multiple vertically integrated business units; collaborate and align with cross-functional teams to plan and implement business strategies.* Oversee the development and management of processing SOPs and operating plans to meet and/or exceed business objectives. Direct strategies and tactics for achieving financial objectives, based on business projections and budgetary goals.* Assess costing and infrastructure demands on new product development and manufacturing software; collaborate with Research and Development to develop commercial products.* Develop process improvement team to critically review current processes for effectiveness, quality and efficiencies* Build strategic partnerships with vendors to strengthen our supply channels and expand production capabilities* Perform other duties, as neededWhat You Bring to Pacific Seafood:Required* BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university in business administration or related field* Minimum 10 years of progressive management experience in a fast-paced processing environment, preferably in the food processing industry* Excellent working knowledge of finance and accounting. Ability to read/interpret and explain the P&L* Demonstrate ability in workforce demand planning, managing cost performance and production forecasting* Ability to travel up to 30% of the time or more, as required.Preferred* Master's degree in Business Administration is preferred* Prior seafood production or purchasing management experience* Prior LEAN management and constant process improvement production experienceKeys to Your Success at Pacific SeafoodCore CompetenciesCollaborative Leadership* Foster an environment that encourages others to seek out opinions, feedback and new ideas. Provide continuous, direct and candid feedback to team members.* Demonstrate humility and respect when interacting with all levels within the organization.* Build and foster a culture of shared ownership; drive performance and accept accountability and responsibility for their organization's performance.* Set clear performance goals and expectations; manage and hold team members accountable to those goals.Strategic Thinker* Build a multi-year road map identifying key division initiatives to optimize and drive efficiencies in the current environment, in an atmosphere of cost consciousness, while allowing for substantial growth, change and innovation in the future.* Possess the strategic business perspective to anticipate (and take advantage of) key marketplace trends, opportunities and vulnerabilities, and represent them to senior management with the appropriate communication skills for persuasion and influence.* Make decisions considering the implications to the entire business.Results-Oriented* Identify and explore new solutions and opportunities to push the business forward.* Possess the discipline to monitor progress consistently and stick to previously agreed upon priorities when prudent or adjust the plans when appropriate.* Strong business acumen with a forward thinking, results-oriented mindset linking strategy to solutions.* Demonstrates success working in a highly collaborative, cross functional environment, with a track record of accomplishments with measurable business results.* Ability to lead process improvement efforts and motivate and develop team members to their highest potential.Total compensation:At Pacific Seafood, your base wage is only a portion of your overall compensation package. When you add in the additional benefits below to your competitive base wage you can increase your total compensation by up to 25%.* Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, basic group life and short term disability.* Flexible spending accounts for health flex and dependent care expenses* 401(k) Retirement Plan options with generous annual company profit sharing match* Paid time off for all regular FT team members, to include paid sick, vacation and personal time* Employee Assistance Program- Confidential professional counseling, financial, and legal assistance provided at no charge to Team Members and immediate family members* Product purchase programPacific Seafood is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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