Director, Continuous Improvement

Waitsfield, VT

This FT salaried position will be based out of our Waitsfield administrative office or at our Cabot, VT plant, depending on their current residence or preference.  Individual will report to the VP of Manufacturing and will provide (CI) Continuous Improvement leadership, direction and guidance for the entire organization.  The initial focus of this new position will be on the completion of the company-wide CI program in conjunction with the CI Steering Team, while also supporting local plant CI teams, with an emphasis on the Cabot Cut & Wrap facility.

Job responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: co-lead the CI Steering Team in both the on-going creation and oversight of Agri-Mark’s CI program; lead improvement teams at both the corporate and plant level to solve problems, eliminate waste, and reduce variation; coach teams at all levels of the organization on CI, Lean and/or Six Sigma methodology; simplify, explain and teach complex CI concepts; and assist plant leadership teams with goal-setting and the tracking of CI metrics.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least three years of CI experience.  Individuals with formalized training in Lean or Six Sigma are preferred.  This position will require the ability to build and maintain professional relationships with internal and external resources, effective communication skills and a strong collaboration with peers at plant management level to ensure successful CI initiatives, and supportive relationships with local CI organizations to help ensure that Agri-Mark is utilizing outside resources to the fullest extent possible, while keeping up with industry changes.  Candidates with the ability to professionally facilitate internal CI training at all levels in the organization is a plus.

Agri-Mark, Inc. / Cabot Creamery Co-operative offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, to include pension plan.  Apply online to jobs@cabotcheese.com or email your resume with cover letter to:

Cabot Creamery Administrative Office
Attn: Human Resources
193 Home Farm Way
Waitsfield, VT  05673
EOE    M/F/D/V