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Continuous Improvement Manager in Green Bay, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 9/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

WI Green Bay Willowbrook

Job Type:

Finance Planning / Analysis

Job Posting Title:

Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Description:

This position contributes to the company’s success by serving as a process improvement expert, participating in the design and development of effective, efficient, and controlled processes across Financial Shared Services, then through influence driving change and compliance throughout the organization.


Responsibilities:

  • Drive continuous improvement strategies for Financial Shared Services with a focus on effectiveness, efficiency, and financial controls.
  • Proactively collaborate with Financial Shared Services Tower Leads and other TreeHouse functional leaders to identify training or system needs and opportunities for improved performance.
  • Communicate effectively formally and informally and develop materials that translate to functional audiences.
  • Influence process behavior changes with stakeholders throughout the company.
  • Lead, organize, and execute assigned projects.
  • Analyze and interpret data and formulate recommendations and solutions as applicable.
  • Support system integration efforts.
  • Analyze operating procedures and policies on an ongoing basis and recommend and implement improvement plans where appropriate.
  • Identify opportunities for operational efficiency gains, process simplification, and cost improvement opportunities through system usage and/or process change.
  • Perform process analysis using critical thinking, problem solving, research, analytical and presentation skills necessary to identify opportunities, present recommendations, and implement solutions.
  • Develop and participate in Control Action Plans to address any audit findings or process failures.
  • Lead and support projects as assigned.
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks. Additional tasks and duties may be assigned as necessitated by business needs.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Self-starter with a high degree of intellectual curiosity, continuous improvement mindset and learning agility.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Strong process knowledge with the ability to identify root causes and champion solutions.
  • Financial acumen to include knowledge and understanding of internal controls (SOX/COSO), US GAAP, and financial shared services processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated track record of accomplishing objectives and meeting deadlines.
  • Creative problem solving abilities required; ability to be resourceful to find solutions, using a “can do” attitude.
  • Strong process and influence skills with a collaborative communication style to effectively drive change, handle conflict, and employ a systematic approach to finding solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills - both formal and informal with the ability to communicate within all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with ERP Systems (SAP, JD Edwards, Lawson a plus).
  • Exceptional organization skills with the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment meeting deadlines with accurate and detailed results.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required – Accounting or Finance
  • Master’s and CPA preferred
  • 10+ years of previous work experience in accounting, finance, and/or controls (a background in manufacturing and/or food is preferred).
  • Occasional travel required depending on projects

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.


EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.