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Job ID:  43770
Date:  May 14, 2022
On Site
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. 

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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.

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 position 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 in engineering preferred
  • Proficient in excel, power point, projects and presentations
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years manufacturing experience.
  • 5+ years experience in hands on lean manufacturing is required
  • Green Belt or similar Lean Certification is a must
  • Possesses an in-depth knowledge of the Lean methodology & tools to enable you to drive the Lean conversion process


Get the reward to match your passion! 
Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives by solving the puzzles and answering many of the questions facing today’s world. Exciting and provocative career opportunities and an inspiring, collaborative environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.    


At DSM, we DSomething Meaningful. 


Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your Resume and Cover letter in English via the career portal (

**Pre-employment screenings are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. 




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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