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Job ID:  43770
Date:  Nov 25, 2021
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Regional Continuous Improvement Manager (Manufacturing - Nutritional Premix) - Schenectady, NY

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


  • Are you seeking a role where you can be an engaging and dynamic leader?
  • Do you drive improvement initiatives and thrive on change?
  • Are you passionate about working with cross-functional teams towards a common goal?
  • Would you like to work within a culture that is cooperative and encourages kinship?
  • Does the idea of nurturing a company on a path to continued improvement appeal to you?

If you said yes to any of the questions above, then you’ve found the right match in the DSM family. We truly care about the future of our planet, our society, and our people. We’ve found our purpose in bright science, brighter living and we hope that you find yours too.

At DSM our goal is to create brighter lives for all and we spend every day looking for exciting new ways to make that a reality. At our core, our business starts with our people and we’re eager to include you! Our ideal candidates are collaborative individuals who are caring and courageous. These candidates are committed to continued growth and bringing new ideas forward to propel our thinking and drive to set our pace.


This posting is an opportunity to engage our teams to drive DSM Nutritional Products Integral Continuous Improvement journey within our Premix Business.

Our Premix manufacturing operations are located both in Schenectady, New York, and Ontario, California.  This is a regional role that will be based in Schenectady, NY with responsibility for both locations in NY and CA.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Support and participate in strategic initiatives across the operations to identify, plan, and execute changes in the current process.
  • Engage and coach leadership and on-site teams within DSM Premix business while recommending process procedures and modifications to improve production efficiencies, manufacturing techniques and production yields.
  • Lead problem solving teams and kaizen events to improve operating performance.
  • Lead, drive, and execute process improvement initiatives-- including improved process methods and practices—with the goal of improving operating performance through the use of varied tools.
  • Train, coach, mentor and develop team members to ensure lean principles are being sustained in all areas through use of lean tools.
  • Some travel between locations is to be expected but the majority of your time will be spent in Schenectady, NY.

What we look for in you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Green Belt Certification
  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, project and time management skills
  • Passionate about working with others and coaching them to be successful

Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/)

We look forward to having you join our team!


**Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.**


About DSM Nutritional Products Human Nutrition and Health – Better health, brighter lives

At DSM we advocate healthy, enjoyable and accessible food and nutrition solutions for all, produced and consumed, respecting the limits of our planet. We’re one of the world’s leading producers of essential nutrients like vitamins, carotenoids, nutraceuticals, early life nutrition and nutritional lipids.  We also provide personal care solutions.

We seek to be an innovative, purpose-led partner powered by experts to deliver science-backed nutrition and health products and quality customized solutions.

DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed 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.

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