Ingredion Incorporated Specialist, Lean Management in Westchester, Illinois

Ingredion is hiring a Lean Management Specialist whom will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and facilitating the implementation of the lean management system to improve our processes, as well as facilitating improvement events and acting as an internal auditor for the management system.

Within this role your responsibilities will include:

  • Support the execution of the Lean enterprise transformation initiative in coordination with the Director of Lean Enterprise Transformation.

  • Develop systems to track Key Performance Indicators (critical metrics) for Lean and Continuous Improvement projects and other team-based initiatives.

  • Facilitate process improvement projects that deliver process improvements and financially give to the business, using the results throughout the organization.

  • Coordinate the LMS audit program for Ingredion sites and functions.

  • Provide training for process improvement as required.

  • Develop a data driven culture of Lean throughout NA Region.

  • Support the maintenance of the Ingredion Lean Management Playbook

  • Maintain and continue to expand personal knowledge of the Lean methodology and tools.

  • Assist in developing, maintaining, and updating training materials and coordinate the training efforts for lean specialists and practitioners.

  • Support ongoing development and maintenance of training materials for LSS belts.

  • Work reciprocally with cross-functional teams as well as site/functional leaders to identify initiatives and establish priorities based on NA business objectives.

  • Communicate the status and results of lean projects to key partners.

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with and between team members, plants, support functions, etc.

  • Mentor, coach and train lean project team members to further develop capabilities and positive project outcomes.

The Lean Management Specialist position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Demonstrates understanding of the business operating environment and customer needs to deliver results effectively and within budget.

  • Consistently focuses on achieving strong results, despite stabilizing multiple, complex demands.

  • Eagerly implements improvements by keeping an open mind and actively incorporating changes.

  • Enthusiastically helps others and responds to their business needs to build strong working relationships.

  • Seeks opportunities (training, projects, etc.) that develop knowledge and skills to become a stronger contributor.

If you hold the following skills & qualifications, we want you:

  • Proven commitment to the promotion of a safe work environment.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in operations, a technical, or a business role.

  • Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt preferred

  • Proven ability to lead cross functional teams

  • Ability to work with and interact with all levels of the organization.

  • Strong ability to cultivate positive relationships with and between team members, plants, support functions and functional groups.

  • Self-starter with strong leadership skills and a high degree of integrity.

  • Strong planning, organizing and time management skills.

  • Capable of leading and mentoring remotely on a regular basis

  • Capable of leading and sponsoring a data driven environment with an emphasis on statistics, process improvement, and data analysis.

  • Fluency in English is required (US)

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, STEP, or another technical field

  • Willing to travel up to 50%

  • Knowledge of Corn Wet Milling or other unit-based operations a plus.

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As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

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Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.