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Berry Global Black Belt / Continuous Improvement Coordinator in BETTENDORF, Iowa


Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important.’ With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.

At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit

Purpose :

This position provides leadership and support within assigned region in alignment with Berry Global’s overall Continuous Improvement strategy. This role will focus on assisting the Regional Operations Vice President in creating sustained culture change within assigned area. (This is a leadership development role. The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt will interact with and develop a working knowledge of multiple functions across the division. Expectations are that after spending 18 – 36 months in this role, the successful candidate will take on a Berry leadership position with expanded responsibilities. Candidates should be open to relocation and assuming potentially diverse job responsibilities in the future.)


  • Utilize Lean principles and the Six Sigma methodology to develop and execute productivity, quality, growth, safety and cash flow projects.

  • Key focus on business processes, transactional operations, change management leadership, and lean manufacturing techniques. Specific areas of interest can include but not be limited to operations, customer service, supply chain, finance, marketing, sourcing, strategic planning, sales, etc.

  • Teach Lean Six Sigma classes, and provide ongoing project support regarding Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

  • Execute multi - site projects/programs concurrently.

  • Develop and coordinate project deck ideas and charters with respective champions. Assist management team with developing the business case to identify key improvement opportunities aligned with business priorities.

  • Maintain open communication with key personnel involved in Continuous Improvement. Report/track the progress, milestones, savings, and other key aspects of projects that are being led or mentored.

  • Lead cross-functional teams that will gather information to evaluate current work processes and identify improvement strategies. Facilitate employee team meetings to build cohesiveness and improve project team results.

  • Champion tracking project status and reporting financial results.

  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of business objectives.

Required Competencies:

  • Process and project management, managing and measuring work

  • Organization skills and the ability to build effective teams

  • Customer focus and results driven

  • Able to set priorities and manage conflict

  • Motivating and directing others, dealing with ambiguity and learning on the fly

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

  • Understanding of how to critically assess business problems and solutions

  • Able to communicate effectively and coordinate information to commercial, technical and operational teams

  • Timely, quality decision maker with the ability to listen and effectively plan

  • Interpersonal and political savvy

  • Innovation/creativity management

  • Ability to creatively adapt and transfer new methods or ideas to situations to maximize results

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the team – including the Leadership team, operations, sales, transactional support functions, etc.


  • Four-year degree in a Technical (Engineering preferred) or Business-related discipline and 3 to 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A proven track record of managing multiple projects/programs using Lean Six Sigma methodology in business or transactional processes.

  • Certified Black Belt

  • If not currently certified, training and certification will be required

  • Ability to lead and influence in a matrix environment. Proficiency in gathering, analyzing and interpreting data.

  • Must be available to travel approximately 50%We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Job ID 2022-17670

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Manufacturing

Location : Address 2732 62ND STREET COURT