Tyson Foods Manager Continuous Improvement Programs in Shelbyville, Tennessee


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Job Description:

SUMMARY: This position will strategically lead and coordinate the implementation of the Tyson Production System (TPS) within the designated Business area in which they are assigned (Poultry, Prepared Manufacturing, Fresh Meats, Shared Services, Enterprise) to include production systems, complexes, plants, distribution centers, suppliers, value streams, and core businesses. Responsibilities include leading and implementing Lean Manufacturing principals following the TPS guidelines; developing and training team members on TPS fundamentals; managing and administering TPS initiatives timelines and deployment plan; informing and advising appropriate leaders of TPS progress; leading and coaching both business professionals and subsequent business partners on the establishment of a TPS culture; other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree preferred; Degrees in Engineering, Meat Science, Animal Science, or Operations Management are beneficial.

Experience: 5+ years' experience in Continuous Improvement-related positions in Operations, Sales, Marketing, or Shared Services; experience in Change Management or Relationship Management required.

Technical Skills: Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Project Manager, Excel and Word. Advanced computer skills, ability to learn new systems, and organize significant amounts of information in a professional manner is preferred.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills are required. Project management experience.

Travel: Up to 80% travel required

Position Specific: Strong knowledge of practical lean manufacturing principles. Ability to teach and coach employees at all levels in the use of lean tools, presenting complex information in a clear and concise manner. Excellent project management skills. Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.

Facility Name (Location):

Off-Site Employees (Corp Use)

Pay Type:



Manager Continuous Improvement Programs







Job Function:

Continuous Improvement

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

Relocation Covered:


Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.