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Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Lead - Prince

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Lead

Princeton, NJ, US


CL 13


Operations example – As a Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Lead you’ll be working to support the plant’s day-to-day operations.  You’ll be supported by your team with possibilities to grow into a Manufacturing Professional and directly impact the quality of our products – helping to improve real lives.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.



Your key responsibilities

  • Assist compounding operators with their routine duties, as necessary. (Start-up, Shut-Down, Operation Clean Up, and Troubleshooting) 
  • Know and follow all safety guidelines required to comply with local, state, and federal laws 
  • Perform downtime/turnaround activities within the department to ensure start-up/ramp-up time is minimized 
  • Facilitate cross-functional improvement projects using lean tools and methodologies such as value stream mapping, 5S, Kaizen events, root cause analysis, and standard work development 
  • Train and coach employees in SOPs, lean principles, tools, and techniques to foster a culture of continuous improvement 
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs through assessments, feedback, and performance metrics, and make necessary adjustments for continuous improvement 

We bring

  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;
  • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefit programs


You bring

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED or 5 years manufacturing experience 
  • Basic knowledge of computers, calculator, PPE, sampling and testing equipment, and mathematical skill 
  • Must be able to operate all equipment remotely from a computer interface and locally at the equipment 
  • Must be organized and be able to communicate clearly and effectively with both hourly and salaried workforce 
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint 
  • Good self-management and directing skills 



Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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