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Continuous Improvement Specialist (Industrial Graduate Program)

Company: Ferrero
Location: Franklin Park
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job Location: ---Franklin Park---Company descriptionFerrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella--, Tic Tac--, Ferrero Rocher--, Raffaello--, Kinder Bueno-- and Kinder Surprise--. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 40,000 --dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.About the Role:You have always loved it, now be part of it!Ferrero North America is thrilled to be launching its Industrial Graduate Program (IGP), a career acceleration program, which seeks to groom top new graduate talent interested into the future leaders within food manufacturing.What to ExpectThe IGP offers a comprehensive 3-year journey, which will prepare candidates for a career with Ferrero through mentorship, technical training in the role, as well as a supplementary training curriculum to support your development.--This program embodies the Learning by Doing spirit of Ferrero, and will introduce new graduates to the industrial setting, learning the "Ferrero Way" and exploring industrial career path opportunities.--This 3 year program will include the first 2 years in the Home location and the 3rd and final year on a rotation to a different plant with Ferrero North America to expand your breadth of experience with the company and in Manufacturing.--Ferrero Franklin Park, home to iconic brands like Baby Ruth-- and Butterfinger--, is looking for a Continuous Improvement Specialist to join our Production team! At Ferrero, we believe in the continuous improvement of our people, our products and our manufacturing operations.--You'll be on the front lines, getting an extensive overview of industrial manufacturing.--Work collaboratively with various functions to strengthen operational expertise and people skills.Execute challenging projects with visibility to various levels of management.Training, professional development, and an overall understanding of career options within industrial.This position will start September 2024.Main Responsibilities:LEAN:Learn and practice foundational lean manufacturing systems by leading strategic projects using 5S, Kobetsu Kaizen, and Autonomous Maintenance methodologies.DIGITALIZATION:Lead effective launch for specific digitalization applications that will launch within the plant. --These applications range in scope: labor scheduling, idea management, automated OEE, and mobile maintenance.PLANT OPERATIONS:Participate in key production meetings and planning discussions to gain full understanding of plant operations and systems.STRATEGIC PLANNING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT:Partner on strategic project planning and management activities, including support for capital project expenditures (CAPEX), in conjunction with local engineering team.PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:In collaboration with manager, build and execute personal develop plan linked to career ambitions. --Who we are looking for:Graduated (Bachelors or Masters) within 1 year (12 months) of applicationPreference to those with degrees in: Engineering, Operations Management, or Food ScienceMust be open to relocation.Ambition to work in a fast paced, manufacturing environment.Highly proficient with use of Microsoft Office.Skilled in building rapport and interpersonal communication.Diversity StatementFerrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you'll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.--

Keywords: Ferrero, Chicago , Continuous Improvement Specialist (Industrial Graduate Program), Other , Franklin Park, Illinois

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