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Continuous Improvement Manager

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Date: Jun 2, 2022

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated


The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will support assigned areas through the coaching and development of local leaders on the administration, deployment and technical aspects of Hollister Production System. The individual will help identify, develop, and deploy continuous improvement activities utilizing the systems and elements within Hollister Production System. The CI Manager will engage with all levels of leadership in the prioritization and coordination of CI activities across the site, while consulting with Senior leaders and providing analysis on a variety of performance improvements, process related topics and cultural enablers supporting delivery of strategy (Safety, Quality, Service and Cost).



  1. Facilitates in-person or virtual “train the trainer” sessions to ensure consistency of implementation across site
  2. Act as an independent, un-biased counselor to plant manager to challenge status quo while owning site performance.
  3. Serves as a coach to local leaders on the implementation and deployment of Hollister Production System while acting as a subject matter expert.
  4. Supports leaders in the identification, definition and solving of complex problems that materially affect site performance through the use of Visual Performance Management, Structured Problem Solving and use of other elements to standardize the solution. 
  5. Partners with Regional and Global System leadership and subject matter experts to assess needs in support of developing system strategies and improvements that drive organizational performance. 
  6. Acts as an internal resource in support of strategy deployment activities; supporting the development of short and long term strategies incorporating Hollister Production System practices to facilitate progress and achieve strategic objectives. 
  7. Builds a culture of continuous learning and enablement through the deployment of Hollister Production System. 
  8. Supports associate development through observation, providing formal and informal feedback. 
  9. Coordinates and leads key improvement initiatives while acting as a coach to internal teams; coordinating workshops, team trainings, and openly sharing technical expertise related to Hollister Production System to ensure continued adoption of elements. 
  10. Coaches and develops a problem-solving culture at all levels of the organization.


Work Experience Requirements:


Number of Overall Years Necessary: 5-8

5- 8 years experience in a progressive manufacturing environment with a proven record of accomplishment of performance management, including supervisory level experience for a minimum of 3 years.

Preferred front line supervisory experience in production/operations, quality or engineering.




Education Requirements


  • Preferred 4 year university degree in Engineering or Operations Management
  • Experience working in mature production system environments is a plus.
  • Lean Practitioner training is a plus.


Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge


  • Strong track record of managing change in a high volume manufacturing environment through the hands-on application of lean tools and employee engagement techniques
  • Strong ability to influence without authority and collaborate
  • Strong in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge and application of Lean techniques
  • Strong leadership, change management, and facilitation skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team and challenge the status quo/change agent
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Flexible mindset to ensure that initiatives are implemented for the greater good of Hollister and not just the local site
  • Communication skills to connect with the shop floor and relate to front line associates
  • Willingness to try different ideas, even with the risk of failing, but to learn from the experience.
  • Ability to execute (follow through) on initiatives to deliver both global and plant goals


Local Specifications (English and Local Language):

  • Language where the site is operating and English
  • Business level in speaking and writing.




Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 29724

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