Continuous Improvement - Industrial Performance Manager
Corsicana, TX 
Posted 28 days ago
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>> Continuous Improvement - Industrial Performance Manager
Continuous Improvement - Industrial Performance Manager
Title:Continuous Improvement - Industrial Performance Manager
Location:Corsicana, TX

At Russell Stover Chocolates, we help make people happy.

The Russell Stover story began in 1923 in Denver, Colorado, when Russell and Clara Stover started a candy business at their home. Shortly after, we began manufacturing high quality pralines - the ideal chocolate gift for special occasions. In 1993, Russell Stover acquired Whitman's, one of the oldest chocolate brands in the US, founded in 1842. Over the years, Russell Stover became one of America's most famous brands for chocolate and continued producing pralines and other chocolate treats, still based on the original recipes of the founders.

We created a unique assortment - from the popular Bow Line Pralines, the Valentine Heart Boxes, the legendary Whitman's Sampler Boxes to the Pangburn's Millionaires and our successful sugar-free products. Until today, the brand is the no. 1 choice for any gifting occasion from Valentine's Day, Easter, family occasions to Holidays in the United States. In 2014, Lindt & Sprungli, a global leader in premium chocolate, acquired the brands Russell Stover, Whitman's and Pangburn's to strengthen its top position in the world's biggest chocolate market.

Since 2018, Russell Stover has invested $31 million in automation in our three facilities as a commitment to invest in technology and become a world-class manufacturer of chocolate.

As Continuous Improvement - Industrial Performance Manager, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating efforts for all Lindt Production Way (World Class Manufacturing) initiatives and Pillar activities in the local facility, as a subject matter expert.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation for the Lindt Production Way / Total Productive Maintenance roll out plan in assigned local facility.
  • Become a subject matter expert in the Lindt Production Way methodology. Train and coach production management peers in Lindt Production Way activities.
  • Standardize production data collection process. Lead efforts to deploy loss data and partner with Plant Manager to develop operations improvement strategy.
  • Own manufacturing standards for the plant. Participate in the new item industrialization process to develop standards for new items.
  • Own plant capacity modeling and develop action plans to address current and future constraints.
  • Partner with Local Pillar Leaders to assist in data analysis, project management and standardization processes.
  • Develop plant Industrial Performance team to execute these IP functions and promote Manufacturing Excellence mindset and initiatives.
  • Be a Change Agent to promote and lead the factory to Manufacturing Excellence.
  • Collaborate with other Russell Stover facilities to expand projects and align standards.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or similar fields
  • Extensive knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance and/or lean manufacturing principles
  • 5+ years of leadership experience to include continuous improvement and/or manufacturing, military, or related experience
  • 1-3 years leading Operational Excellence program
  • Proficient with Microsoft apps

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Operational Excellence program experience
  • Knowledge of World Class Manufacturing methodology
  • Working knowledge of SAP

To apply visit, select "Search Russell Stover Open Positions" and search for Continuous Improvement - Industrial Performance Manager.

Russell Stover Chocolates is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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