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Continuous Improvement

Company: Netafim Irrigation Inc
Location: Fresno
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Continuous ImprovementNetafim USA is the largest subsidiary of the global irrigation, agronomy, and automation leader Netafim Ltd. Our business purpose is to Help the world grow more with less. The world's need for food is growing quickly and yet our global resources are limited. Netafimprovides agricultural solutions that enable the world to grow more food, using less water, in a more sustainable way. We are a purpose driven company that was founded by farmers, for farmers. As a subsidiary of a global company our people come from all over the world. They share values such as mutual cooperation, loyalty, dedication, and team support. Our employees work closely with our customers and are committed to providing quality service to everyone we interact and do business with. Our US headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Fresno, CA. We employ approximately 270 team members throughout the US and over 5,000 team members globally. You can learn more about our company and the Netafim experience at the following link https://youtu.be/1UziqnHCkmMPOSITION OVERVIEWNETAFIM USA, the industry leader in drip irrigation products, is currently recruiting for a Continuous Improvement candidate. This position is a key role within our Company in supporting Operational Excellence deployment using Lean methodologies across all Netafim USA sites. Responsibilities include working with Netafim Corp. Continuous Improvement team to implement company standards related to Continuous Improvement. Creating an operating system based on LEAN principles for continuous improvement. This system needs to be holistic - covering both the cultural and technical aspects of a continuous improvement operation. .

Requirements:
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESProvide methods and processes for continuous improvement and lead relevant routines (daily/weekly/monthly).Lead measuring processes, analysis and use of indexes (Visual Management) - drive business process improvement based on data analysis & Facilitate initiatives and related sub-projects. Build business partnerships by developing strong relationships with both internal and external partners, formally and informally through collaboration and communication.Support the preparation of the Annual OpEx Deployment Plan and follow it up monthly.Participate in the monthly OpEx Maturity Assessment (OMA).Guide and support the leaders of improvement processes - lead and facilitate Kaizen Events, mentor RCCA/RPS/8D owners, TPM, SMED, etc.Guide and support the 5S implementation program and audits.Organize the process of opportunities for improvement - Idea Generation.Communicate the status of activity in the department, its successes, and challenges.Establish and monitor KPI's, including OMA and 5S scores.Support the creation of a culture of continuous improvement where people walk & talk Lean and utilize the tools and thought process as the way we do business.Promote benchmarking and knowledge sharing.Process effectiveness and cost savings.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience coaching/mentoring.Hands-on person.Creative, thinking out-of-the-box.Solid decision making, analytical and organizational skillsAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations under time constraints and/or high-pressure environmentAbility to interact professionally with multiple departments and work effectively across all levels to influence key stakeholders and lead through influence.A person with a high sense of urgency and a pro-active approach to problem solving. Excellent oral and written communication skills, training and presentation skills.Proficient in MS OfficeEDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree or equivalentQuality and Lean certificationsLean Six Sigma Yellow or Green belt3+ years of related experience We believe that work should be rewarding as well as challenging. That's why the company offers the best of both worlds - the growth potential of a company with a developing technology that is unique in its field, and a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401K, and a generous vacation package. PI177479292

Keywords: Netafim Irrigation Inc, Fresno , Continuous Improvement, Other , Fresno, California

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