Process/Continuous Improvement Manager

Process/continuous improvement managers are responsible for overseeing process improvement plans within companies. In agriculture, this might include helping to find ways to reduce waste, improve the efficiency of equipment or create better working conditions for employees. They are responsible for tracking the progress of projects and updating all necessary documentation for projects.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Identify and document gaps that could be improved in businesses
  • Develop and implement business improvement strategies
  • Establish relationships with department managers to gain a better understanding of company procedures
  • Coordinate and manage key process improvement and change projects
  • Create clear, strategic plans with measurable criteria
  • Study all production and business processes to ensure they match what is documented
  • Communicate to the business and stakeholders on projects and initiatives
  • Ensure efficient and effective use of resources
  • Have a broad knowledge of your respective industry
  • Prepare and present annual process review documents
  • Ensure ongoing coaching, development and training
  • Prioritize projects that will deliver the best financial impacts
  • Establish measurable criteria to ensure desired results are obtained
  • Align process goals with the company’s key initiatives and accountabilities
  • Assist with identifying hard and soft training needs
  • Identify potential workforce training grants

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education
  • science
  • business
  • computer skills
  • personal finance
  • advanced mathematics

Education/Training Required:

A bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, agricultural engineering, operations management, business management or a related field is typically required.

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