Continuous Improvement Engineer

$50 - $60 hourly
Job Category: Supply Chain
Position Type: Contract / Temporary
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 134966
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Our client, a disruptive, global CPG company, is looking to hire a Continuous Improvement Engineer. This fast-growing company is looking for a driven, quick learner to implement processes and procedures for their planning strategy. Responsibilities include auditing suppliers, managing documentation, resolving non-conformances, conducting ongoing supplier reviews and cultivating relationships. The Continuous Improvement Engineer collaborates with procurement and R&D teams for strategic sourcing, business continuity and innovation commercialization. 

Continuous Improvement Engineer Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze existing manufacturing processes, identify inefficiencies and develop comprehensive improvement strategies to enhance productivity, reduce waste and optimize resource utilization
  • Lead and facilitate continuous improvement projects using methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen and Total Quality Management (TQM) to streamline operations, eliminate bottlenecks and enhance overall performance
  • Utilize statistical tools and data analytics techniques to collect, analyze and interpret operational data, identify trends and generate actionable insights to drive informed decision-making and process improvements
  • Collaborate with various departments including production, quality assurance, supply chain and R&D to foster a culture of continuous improvement, align objectives and implement standardized processes and best practices
  • Provide training, coaching and support to employees at all levels to promote a culture of continuous learning, innovation and accountability, ensuring widespread adoption of improvement initiatives and sustainable results
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs), develop dashboards and performance metrics to monitor progress, track improvements and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented solutions
  • Drive organizational change by effectively communicating improvement initiatives, engaging stakeholders, addressing resistance and championing a mindset of continuous improvement and adaptation to change
  • Maintain accurate documentation of improvement projects, process changes and results achieved, and prepare comprehensive reports and presentations for senior management review and decision-making

Continuous Improvement Engineer Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Operations Management or related field. Master's degree or relevant certifications (e.g., Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) preferred
  • 1+ years experience in continuous improvement, process optimization or related roles within the manufacturing industry, preferably in food or confectionery production
  • Strong knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen) and their practical application in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient in using computer software, including MS Office, SAP, SharePoint and supplier management systems

Join the dynamic team propelling this organization's rapid growth and attracting top-tier talent in the vibrant Chicago market. As a Continuous Improvement Engineer, you'll play a pivotal role in their continued success. Seize this opportunity to be part of one of Chicago's fastest-growing companies – apply now and embark on an exciting journey with us! 

Thank you,
Jenna Bartley 
Sr Project Manager – Supply Chain 
LaSalle Network  

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.