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Continous Improvement Manager

Continous Improvement Manager

Continous Improvement Manager

Franklin Park, IL

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

Analyzing processes, identifying the needs and proposing activities related for the production system development, in order to obtain the industrial system excellence. Analyze plant processes, identifying optimization potentialities and proposing to the Plant Manager strategic topics for the selection. Share selected topics with the Professional Family/ Production System Development (SSP) Coordination/Production Department in order to define their local/global nature and the startup modalities. Supporting the Plant Manager in declining strategic objectives into project related activities. Harmonizing and monitoring project related activities shared in the Professional Family at plant level. Managing and finalizing projects (continuous improvement) at local level, using planning and managerial techniques and tools.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Promote a “Continuous Improvement” culture together within responsible functions, especially with the Business Unit Manager (in accordance with Professional Family guidelines). 
  • Define strategies for standardized methods and assure correct implementation within the plant
  • Propose/recognize affected functions. Interface between local functions both between Plants and Professional Families
  • Take an active part in the Professional Family initiatives and contributes to its growth
  • Defines logics/methods for working and standardize activities


  • Proactively take part in the Professional Family related activities, promoting cross-plant coordination through an effective and continuous communication.
  • Transfer the global level strategy down into the plant. Motivate and stimulate plant functions to determine the optimal solution in the management of productive factors available in the plant and all cross-functions
  • Coordinate with local functions the correct implementation and execution of the plant master plan (three years plan)
  • Drive the FOX program initiatives inside the Plant, operating as FOX roll-out facilitator during start-up phase, while ensuring line function full accountability towards program execution

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for the following:

  • Manufacturing Experience, Industrial Experience
  • At least 7 years experience in the Continuous Improvement Realm
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ability to work across an organization at many different levels
  • Communication skills, able to understand the audience they are communicaing too

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

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United States
Franklin Park
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