Continuous Improvement Analyst

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the No. 1 premium imported bottled water in the United States. Known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouthfeel and unique mineral profile, FIJI Water is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs. Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels and through a convenient home/business delivery service, FIJI Water has expanded globally to more than 90 countries. To discover Earth's Finest Water®, please visit www.fijiwater.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram or Twitter.

The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Job Description

It's more than just water. FIJI Water is known for its iconic square bottle and unique mineral profile. Since 1996, FIJI Water has embodied what it means to be Earth's Finest Water® and is sold in more than 90 countries. FIJI Water is committed to doing business responsibly and seeking opportunities to make a difference. This means investing in sustainability, the environment, and local communities to enable positive change.

The Continuous Improvement Analyst will work within the FIJI Water Group on continuous improvement projects and initiatives to drive operational excellence and effectiveness to improve performance and maximize value. The Continuous Improvement team uses Lean and Six Sigma principles to collaborate across businesses in the FIJI Water Group to eliminate non-value added processes. Areas of focus include: Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Finance, Sales, Marketing, HR/Culture and Management Infrastructure. This role reports to the Director of Continuous Improvement.

A Day In the Life at FIJI Water:

  • Support implementing & growing the Way of Work (WOW) Lean Program at FIJI Water Group within Supply Chain and Administrative Teams
  • Track performance of key process outcomes (KPIs) and guide process leaders on how to sustain optimal levels of efficiency
  • Support training across FIJI Water Group to develop continuous improvement capability through use of CI tools and methodology including Lean & Six Sigma methodology
  • Developing practical solutions to complex analytical problems
  • Support critical strategic, operational and organizational initiatives
  • Provide insight through analytics and drive continuous improvement implementation efforts
  • Facilitates generations of new ideas, methods, processes and services
  • Work collaboratively across various functions across organization
  • Leverage emerging technologies to improve process quality, efficiency, robustness and cost
  • Challenges status quo and recommends alternative solutions
  • Maintains high professional standards in line with the company's competencies and behaviors
  • Executes administrative responsibilities as required

Qualifications

Your Contribution to FIJI Water:

  • Prior experience in Continuous Improvement / Lean is highly desirable
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills (Power Platform capability a plus)
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Willingness to learn and Can-do attitude
  • Cross-functional knowledge, especially finance, is a plus
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively and maintain credibility across all levels in the business
  • Demonstrated passion for solving problems and operational excellence
  • Focused, organized, results-oriented individual
  • Ability to work effectively with clients and within a team
  • Ability to influence Business Units
  • Successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual, able to achieve high impact in an unstructured environment.
  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

Additional Information

Wonderful's Dedication to You:

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental and 401k with match eligibility
  • Opportunities for development and internal mobility
  • Manager and leadership training, biweekly L&OD webinars, and eLearning offerings
  • Companywide problem solving and continuous improvement training
  • Wonderful Giving (wonderfulgiving.com) - allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
  • Company focus on wellness and health including virtual yoga and mindful meditation classes

Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held $5 billion company dedicated to harvesting health around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company’s 10,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest, most wholesome pistachios, citrus and pomegranates; bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the company’s market share: Wonderful Pistachios® is America’s No. 1 tree nut and America’s fastest-growing snack; Wonderful® Halos® is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful® is the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI® Water is America’s No. 1 premium imported bottled water brand; JUSTIN® Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California; and Teleflora® is the world’s leading floral delivery service.

The Wonderful Company’s connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back at its core. The company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $1 billion invested in environmental sustainability; $65 million in charitable giving, education initiatives, and innovative health and wellness programs each year; and $143 million toward the construction of two charter school campuses in California’s Central Valley.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and its core values, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To view the current Corporate Social Responsibility report, visit www.wonderful.com/csr.

The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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