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Date:  Sep 10, 2022
Job Req ID:  9857
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  NJ
City:  Blue Anchor
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Continuous Improvement Manager


The Continuous Improvement Manager will drive overall plant effort to improve OEE and deliver cost savings through building capability in Kellogg Work System (KWS) methodologies, systems and tools. KWS methodologies will include but are not limited to: safety of people and food, product quality, leadership and service the business, sources of loss, unit cost, and employee methods and performance. In this role you will exercise your leadership, organization/planning and motivational skills.


Welcome to Blue Anchor! One of our three Eggo plants and the creator of that hot, golden waffle waiting in your nearest freezer. We pride ourselves in being efficient, encouraging and successful all with the help of your teammates who are right alongside you. Our union plant walks with confidence and humility together as we put the “Leggo” into “Eggo”. Come join us as you collaborate with many diverse people and perspectives and be a part of the united values and winning culture at Kellogg!



  • Leadership: Leads the Phase Progression Campaign for KWS; Coaches the KWS center of excellence (COE) leaders and members; Train and coach leadership and management skills for all plant employees; Supports the rest of Leadership in driving the KWS implementation; Coordinates KWS training at all levels; Supports team and team approach to solving problems. Maintains positive and productive relations with the hourly workforce, plant management team, and corporate representatives.
  • Business Acumen: Maintains appropriate balance between short term business delivery and longer-term strategic priorities; Responsible for driving cost ideations and diagnostics; Drives High-Value Projects (SMED, ZLA, Problem Solving – 6W2H, Why-Why); Drives Standard work efforts and assists in the annual budgeting process.
  • Act as a KWS Champion: Actively supports the teams in the KWS activities; Participates in defining and executing the Master plan; Communicates KWS activities and results; Integrates the COEs, supports gives and gets; Coordinates with Regional KWS Directors; Assures compliance Corporate KWS Standards; Acts as a technical resource to supervisors and managers; Acts as a champion for safety and works closely with the Safety
  • Be an efficiency expert: Identifies process inefficiencies and sources of loss and coordinates/facilitates activities using cross-functional resources to eliminate them; Tracks and trends sources of loss, improvements efforts and educates employees along with communicating progress; Accountable for benchmarking and best practice sharing across the organization; Tracks assigned variable labor accounts, ensuring that labor is being utilized efficiently, assigned to the proper account, and is within budget.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering or technical or business field
  • Must have CI (Lean, TPM, Six Sigma, KWS, IWS, HPO) experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites



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Kellogg Company is a multibillion-dollar company with over 30 thousand employees all over the globe. We are proud to make delicious foods that people love – foods that you grew up with like Frosted Flakes, Cheez It, Eggo, Pop-Tarts, Crunchy Nut, Pringles, as well as innovative foods such as MorningStar Farms, RX bar, and Noodles. Our KValues and BetterDays commitments are at the core of who we are, what we believe and what brings us together. We’re proud to say we’ve been awarded with Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”, DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”, Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces”, and many more awards that you can check out here.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has been part of our DNA since the beginning. Clearly stated in our Code of Ethics “we have respect for individuals of all backgrounds, capability and opinions.” We believe that equity is more than leveling the playing field. It is making sure barriers, both tangible and intangible, are removed. Interested in the numbers? We hold ourselves accountable with our yearly Features report.


Kellogg is proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!




The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.


Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this link.

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Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal and plant-based foods businesses by the end of 2023, resulting in three independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at

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