Manager, Continuous Improvement in Greensboro, NC at ITG Brands

Date Posted: 6/26/2020

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Job Description

If working for a company that values its people and recognizes the importance of work/life balance is appealing to you, look no further than ITG Brands!


ITG Brands is the U.S. division of Imperial Brands. We are the nation's third-largest tobacco company with offerings of some of the most well-known cigarette, cigar and vaping products. ITG Brands carries at its core, the mindset that, in order to succeed, a company must treat its people well and give them the tools they need to win.  We are currently searching for a Manager, Continuous Improvement for our Operations facility located in Greensboro, North Carolina.


In this role, you will work with and report directly to the Executive Vice President of Operations to layout and lead the Lean Agenda in Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain and Leaf Operations, based upon the Lean Guiding Principles (Lean Leadership Capabilities) and the Lean Six-Sigma problem-solving techniques, aimed to develop Lean capabilities and skills in the organization in order to deliver operational excellence through a continuous improvement culture.



  • Build and lead the Lean Agenda for every department, with specific milestones and objectives, using the Lean Maturity Index (LMI) as the guiding framework.
  • Develop and maintain the Lean Dashboard.
  • Develop and Lead the Lean Audit in order to assess the LMI score.
  • Create and lead the Lean Skills and Behaviors Development Program, aimed to foster Lean Leadership skills and Lean Basic skills on RCA, Problem-Solving, and Kaizen.
  • Lead and coordinate the overall Visual Performance Management System based on the MBU concept at levels 3/2/1.
  • Leads the Overall Factory Performance Dashboard.
  • Leads the Hoshin-Kanri Program Annually.
  • Develop and lead the overall 6S program by Department in Greensboro (NC) Danville (VA) and Tampa (FL).
  • Lead most critical RCA and Problem-Solving Projects in the factory: OEE, Waste
  • Develop and lead the 8-Wastes Improvement Program by Department.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or related disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Lean, Six Sigma, continuous improvement, change management and/or organizational effectiveness in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically and tactically evaluate and implement sophisticated continuous improvement and organizational development-related programs and initiatives in all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and lead cross-functional teams in order to drive results through culture change and empowerment of people.
  • Must be able to work with a variety of organizational leadership tools to build consensus around improvement strategies and tactics
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills are required, as well as proven organizational skills, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to understand complex manufacturing systems.
  • Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule, as needed, to support a 24/7 manufacturing operation.



  • Advanced degree in organizational development, lean management, industrial engineering, operations management, or related field.
  • Lean leader, Master Black Belt Lean certified.
  • Experience in FDA regulated environment a plus.


Our ideal candidate will not only be extremely knowledgeable in the areas of Lean Manufacturing but an individual who is willing to lead, mentor, and coach the employees of the ITG Brands Continuous Improvement department.  This individual will be forward-thinking, a reliable team player/team builder, and creative in their leadership approach.  If this is you, join our team! 


  • Competitive benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision/life insurance/disability plans
  • Dollar for dollar 401k match up to 6% and 5% annual company contribution
  • 14 Company-paid holidays
  • Generous paid time off
  • Casual dress policy Monday through Friday
  • Education assistance
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Employee discounts, including Verizon Wireless and select car manufacturers


  • The salary range for this position is $111,000 - $148,000


If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position you may visit our website at  Please reference job code 000613-ITGB-OPS.


All candidates must consent to an independent investigation of their background, references, past employment, education, criminal record, and drug screening.

ITG Brands provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class.


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