Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Continuous Improvement Specialist
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How would you like to be a part of a company that has transformed the produce industry and makes company culture their primary focus?  We are looking for a Continuous Improvement minded individual for an expanding indoor growing produce company.  In this role, you will have the autonomy to drive process improvement by working closely with the greenhouse management team.
Location: near Concord, NH

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead continuous improvement projects and activities with plant management 
  • Use CI, Lean tools, and analytical skills to identify and prioritize CI projects 
  • Map and Analyze processes to reduce waste and improve efficiencies 
  • Lead Kaizen/ Problem-Solving events at the greenhouses to improve operations KPIs 
  • Perform data collection and analytics set up for greenhouse operations 
  • Prepare and analyze historical data on yields and climate/grow factors to improve actual crop yields and quality 
  • Ability to accurately forecast future yields 
  • Ability to use manual and auto data collection systems as well as work with Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence applications in future for data capture and analysis   
  • Coordinate with cross-functional project groups including operations, sales, engineering, and finance to develop and implement process improvements 
  • Develop and providing CI/Lean training on site 
  • Organize project scopes, relevant data, cost estimates to assist in the preparation of capital projects 

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or commensurate continuous improvement experience 
  • Skilled in yield optimization and cost reduction, process cycle time, capability analysis, DOE etc. 
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data to make decisions 
  • Possess above average skills in Microsoft Excel 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Travel up to 50% 
  • Self-starter and a problem solver with strong relationship building and communication skills.  
  • Ability to navigate a dynamic and quickly evolving environment is a must

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