Continuous Improvement Specialist - Upfield

Continuous Improvement Specialist

Location: On-site at 10 Craig Street, Brantford, ON


About the position

A Continuous Improvement Specialist is highly competent as a process manager and uses a variety of skills such as project design, leadership, and management in order to ensure performance and process development. The person in this position is responsible for using Lean Six Sigma principles to drive continuous improvement initiatives and operational excellence. This role is involved in planning, scheduling, and implementing continuous improvement activities (such as Kaizen) on the production floor of a manufacturing facility.

Your primary responsibilities

  • Identifying opportunities for process improvement, waste removal, and cost reduction
  • Planning, facilitating, and executing continuous improvement events using Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Teaching, leading, and coaching cross-functional teams on Lean Six Sigma tools and methodology
  • Working to continuously improve processes both on the production floor as well as transactional by collaborating with multiple functions such as logistics

So what does it take to be successful in this role?

You are motivated to pursue positive change and work with employees in facilitating recommended changes. A successful continuous improvement specialist has excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate with all levels of employees from upper management to production floor workers. You will work with all positions to explain the reasons for changing processes and how to make those changes. Using Lean Six Sigma methodologies, you'll lead the improvement efforts and trains others to implement them. 


What’s next

If this position sounds interesting, please hit the apply button now!

We understand your resume might not be up to date, we recommend that you apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not hit all the requirements stated in the description, but we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right candidate for this role or other roles. 


We prefer to receive your application before February 20, 2023. You will receive email notification once your application has been reviewed. 


Upfield is an employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and equal opportunities for all. We recruit based only on values, qualifications, performance, skills, behaviours, experience, and knowledge. We ensure job advertisements are free from unintentional bias.

No personal characteristics should be a barrier to joining Upfield. We prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other personal characteristics.