Continuous Improvement Manager resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Meticulous Continuous Improvement Manager offering 15 years of experience cultivating ideal production operations. Talented in facilitating process improvements and training solutions based on lean methodology. Successful in analyzing improvements by reviewing data in progress tracking systems. Driven to build rapport with teammates while providing effective solutions to improve workflow and reduce risks.

  • Developing metrics
  • Analyzing business processes
  • Training employees
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • Process efficiency management
  • Managing operations
  • Budget preparation
  • Data collection
  • Employee training
  • Organization
09/2019 to Current
Continuous Improvement Manager Treehouse Foods Saint Louis, MO,
  • Work cross-functionally with the site to implement ways of working that allow for sustainable improvement in OE / Gallons / Waste and Productivity.
  • Evaluate internal control systems, established practices and standard operating procedures against DaMaWay philosophy's and standards.
  • Drive Waste and Productivity through project creation, team development and follow-up to yield historical lows in waste and highs in productivity.
  • Fill in for Site Operations Manager for 5mos with steady increase in production and culture/morale.
  • Fill in for Site EHS Manager for 9mos. Negotiated and implemented new site Security contract with new vendor. Working directly with corporate Legal, Finance and Security.
  • Hired, trained, on-boarded and Manage new Process Optimisation Manager (now promoted to Business Unit Manager) and new Learning and Development Manager (promoted from Specialist).
  • Helped site achieve DaMaWay Stage 0 - first beverage site to do so in the company.
10/2017 to 09/2019
Business Unit Manager Arkwin Industries, Inc Westbury, NY,
  • Developed Business Unit structure through coaching and development of Managers / Supervisors, defining roles / responsibilities and ways of working.
  • Implemented Daily tracking systems to allow for KPI tracing / analysis and improvement.
  • Designed Daily Direction Setting Boards and rolled out throughout the site to allow more consistency in reporting.
  • Was instrumental in development of DDS processes and driving the teams to consistent performance. Our BU was used for a video example to the network on execution of DDS practices.
  • Built capability in team to allow line reliability growth from low 30% to 50% - taking EH3 from one of the worst running lines in the network to the best!
10/2016 to 10/2017
Business Unit Manager Arkwin Industries, Inc Westbury, NY,
  • Worked with plant leadership to design the Business Unit structure from the ground up.
  • Hired many Line Centric Team Members and developed into functional members
  • Drove line results in the Bottles department to an all time high and allowed for corporate re-structuring of planning processes due to reliability in output.
  • Managed Serac line rebuild cost reductions from $1MM a year in spend with 2 weeks od DT to <$400k in spend and 3days of DT resulting in close to $2MM in cost avoidance.
  • Developed a relationship with Bottle supplier allowing us to make critical changes to design resulting in significant reliability improvements and reduction in waste due to leakers.
09/2006 to 09/2016
Operations Department Leader Procter & Gamble Co City, STATE,
  • Through cultural shifts, capability building and systemic improvements took line from “worst” to the top 1/3 in the category in 18mos.
  • Line results- FY11/12 57.3% PR 8,010CLD, FY12/13 61.7% PR 8,930CLD, FY13/14 69.6% PR 11,662CLD
  • By 2 years in the role had broken 3 all time records for PR and CLD - November 2013 73.1% PR 11,926CLD to June 2014 76.6% PR 13,632CLD
  • Drove safety culture to a record breaking 7 years safe!
  • Drove PPM’s from a 6mos average of 5,000+ to sub 100 for the last 9mos with 99%VMC!
  • AMS1-3 Phase progression from 1% completion to 85% with glide path to 100% by September 1st
  • Assisted in development of site vision, core values etc.
  • Participant in outreach programs such as Stuff the Backpacks for UW
  • Took KX3 from the line that “nobody” wanted to work on to a line that was at the top of the requested list when TX1,2,3 shut down
  • KX2 HST Upgrade Project Lead
  • Lead team through shakedown, reapplication verification from KX3 and process definition to ensure successful VSU.
  • Best in Category start-up and has lead to category wide requests for my assistance on future installs
  • Developed Category HST homing procedure CBA and qualified all KX2/3 operators
  • KX3 HST Upgrade Project Lead
  • Lead all aspects of shakedown, pre-work, install and start-up on 2nd ever HST n category and 1st ever CMT to IMT conversion
  • Identified design flaws and worked them through category resources to better the future installs and success of HST’s holistically
Education and Training
Expected in
: Manufacturing Management
Procter & Gamble University - Winton Hill Ohio ,

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School Attended

  • Procter & Gamble University

Job Titles Held:

  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Business Unit Manager
  • Business Unit Manager
  • Operations Department Leader


  • Some College (No Degree)

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