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Senior Supervisor Continuous Improvement

Lemoore (West), CA USA
Requisition ID:  15237
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Job Function:  Facilities

Within our flagship “Lemoore West” manufacturing facility located in Lemoore, California – Leprino is seeking a Sr. Supervisor, Continuous Improvement to inspire change and continue moving our organization to even larger levels of food quality, safety, and production efficiencies.


  • Fosters a positive environment by modeling cultural expectations and guiding leaders to reward performance. We value "can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, and creativity.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives through the strict use of measurements, accountability, analysis, and discussion of process alternatives in order to arrive at standard methodologies.
  • Supports all production and plant efficiency projects that include Master Cheesemaker, Plant Technical Training, etc.
  • Organizes, leads, and facilitates cross-functional project teams.
  • Analyzes situations to decide if training, development, or additional teams are required to initiate corrective action.
  • Partners with internal teams to identify and understand the current processes and roadmap the best solution.
  • Leads and trains employees in the fundamentals of continuous improvement using appropriate process improvement tools and methodologies. Reviews training documentation for gaps, and provides support in updating documentation and training materials.
  • Implements appropriate visual controls to ensure lasting results, including standard work, improvement opportunity walks and process audits.
  • Measures progress and impact of change to ensure transparency of financials, communication of realized benefits and enhanced employee engagement.
  • Supports and builds the CI budget by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource needs/costs and properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal responsibility.


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • A Bachelor's in Accounting, Engineering, or Operations Management or related field, or similar work experience in related industry, OR equivalent work experience.
  • At least two years in a supervisory role and one year of progressive project leadership experience.
  • CI knowledge with a background in Lean, Six Sigma, TQM, Toyota Production Systems, etc.
  • Experienced in defining and implementing key business initiatives and processes
  • Experience in balancing key initiatives with limited resources. Understands priorities and ability to break down complex project items for team to implement.


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Knowledge and experience working within CI methodologies in the following areas: Kaizen, Standard Work, 5s Program, Process Mapping, Cause Mapping, and Project Management
  • Knowledgeable in systems (SAP, MES, BI)
  • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience


Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that leverages the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.


Offering You In Return:

A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.


Our Story:

Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 70 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

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