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Lean Expert

Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Punto Polanco, Mexico City, MX

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

It is an exciting time at IFF as we continue to grow our Digital Operations team! 

IFF is an industry leader in food, beverage, scent, health and biosciences. Join a team where science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world. We are an international collective of thinkers represented at over 110 manufacturing sites. Together, we will do more good for people and planet.

Role Scope

The Lean Expert will be responsible for implementing Lean manufacturing Workstreams in multiple sites. The Lean expert role, performs diagnostics, defines the lean journey, resources and rituals following the Lean Manufacturing methodology Timeline.


  • Able to perform lean diagnostics exploring the lean principles (value stream mapping, OEE improvements, waste analysis)
  • Lead, train, coach and implement continuous improvement activities in order to reach operational excellence.
  • Work to eliminate waste sources :Transport, Inventory, Motion. Waiting, Overproduction, Over-processing, Defects, Unutilized talent.
  • Engage with multi-functional team including: Site Reliability Engineers, Plant Managers, Data Analysts, Technology  Engineers.
  • Drive lean manufacturing mindset within the organization

Preferred Location:  IFF Tlalnepantla or Tecomán will be considered.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree Engineering or manufacturing related
  • At least 5 years prior experience in production processes/Manufacturing Technology
  • OEE improvement process knowledge
  • Ability to lead change and deliver results
  • Effective communication skills across all levels of the organization


Training / Certifications

  • Lean Manufacturing certificate preferred from a well known associatin ( ex : IASSC Certified Lean Expert -IASSC-CLE™)
  • 6 sigma black belt


We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

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