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Lean Operational Excellence Engineer At KIK Custom Products Inc.

Location: Etobicoke, Ontario

Job Description

Overview:[
Who is KIK?
KIK creates products and brands that people trust to care for themselves, their families, and their homes. KIK offers leading brands and high-quality products that care for the everyday need of the consumers. KIK is committed to a culture of performance where collaboration, agility, and responsiveness are the cornerstones of success.

KIK's Personal Care is a market leading North American product developer, formulator and manufacturing partner for personal care and prestige beauty products serving global CPG companies and fast-growing asset-light brand owners. We have an extensive footprint of 8 manufacturing sites across the U.S. and Canada with a rigorous focus on quality. Our capabilities include a broad range of packaging formats (including aerosol and liquids) in multiple product categories (including hair, skin, bath and beauty, oral care, sun care and OTC). The products we make are distributed by our customers globally across all retail channels including mass, food, drug, specialty, wholesale and prestige (professional salons, spas, beauty specialty and department stores). Our goal is to always delight our customers and consumers with innovative high quality products and exceptional service.

KIK's Rexdale facility procures, blends, fills and packages a wide variety of liquid personal care, OTC & medical device products
]Responsibilities:

This is a new continuous improvement position at our KIK Rexdale plant in Etobicoke, ON. It will report into the Engineering Manager and support the entire plant leadership team. This position requires a person that is able to facilitate and drive change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal, professional, and collaborative skills. This position will provide leadership / mentoring / training to project teams on the use and practice of Lean methodologies and tools. This position will have responsibility for planning and driving the execution of various continuous improvement projects targeted towards improving the business’s performance on safety, quality, productivity, and cost.


Key to success in this position:

  • The ability to work within the site at all levels utilizing a very "hands on" approach to creating value and buy-in as the lead change facilitator for the operation’s Continuous Improvement efforts.
  • Challenge status quo on all processes.
  • Drive lean thinking mentality throughout the site via project achievements, training and communicating success.
  • Well-versed in problem solving methodologies.
  • Highly accountable for delivering results.

Improvement projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Bulk/container scrap reduction, downtime reduction, labour variance reduction, throughput increase, changeover reduction, batch cycle time improvement, waste reduction.
  • Individual will develop the improvement projects, and be directly responsible for producing tangible cost savings towards a pre-determined annual target.

***This is a 1 Year Contract Position
Qualifications:

Technical Requirements:

  • BS in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ Years experience in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated results
  • Strong analytical skills and process focus in discrete operations
  • Packaging process knowledge
  • Knowledgeable in MS Office Suite
  • Knowledgeable in Minitab
  • Prior operations/process leadership experience is an asset
  • Formal Lean Training / Documented Certification in Lean is an asset


Behavioral Requirements:

  • Results based leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills
  • Tactful, energetic, and tenacious in leading change
  • Ability to communicate effectively to influence and motivate others, maintaining a persuasive and credible style at all levels of the organization.
  • Progressive, flexible and team oriented.


Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!

www.KIKCORP.com
www.KIKCUSTOM.com

KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to seeking diversity in its workforce by attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, ethnic or national origin, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other status protected by law.