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Continuous Improvement – Industrial Performance Manager
Title:Continuous Improvement – Industrial Performance Manager
Location:Corsicana, TX

At Russell Stover Chocolates, we help make people happy.

The Russell Stover story began in 1923 in Denver, Colorado, when Russell and Clara Stover started a candy business at their home. Shortly after, we began manufacturing high quality pralines – the ideal chocolate gift for special occasions. In 1993, Russell Stover acquired Whitman’s, one of the oldest chocolate brands in the US, founded in 1842. Over the years, Russell Stover became one of America’s most famous brands for chocolate and continued producing pralines and other chocolate treats, still based on the original recipes of the founders.

We created a unique assortment - from the popular Bow Line Pralines, the Valentine Heart Boxes, the legendary Whitman’s Sampler Boxes to the Pangburn’s Millionaires and our successful sugar-free products. Until today, the brand is the no. 1 choice for any gifting occasion from Valentine’s Day, Easter, family occasions to Holidays in the United States. In 2014, Lindt & Sprüngli, a global leader in premium chocolate, acquired the brands Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s to strengthen its top position in the world’s biggest chocolate market.

Since 2018, Russell Stover has invested $31 million in automation in our three facilities as a commitment to invest in technology and become a world-class manufacturer of chocolate.

As Continuous Improvement – Industrial Performance Manager, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating efforts for all Lindt Production Way (World Class Manufacturing) initiatives and Pillar activities in the local facility, as a subject matter expert.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Lead the implementation for the Lindt Production Way / Total Productive Maintenance roll out plan in assigned local facility.
  • Become a subject matter expert in the Lindt Production Way methodology. Train and coach production management peers in Lindt Production Way activities.
  • Standardize production data collection process and prioritize losses through data analysis to drive continuous improvement.
  • Partner with Local Pillar Leaders to assist in data analysis, project management and standardization processes.
  • Be a Change Agent to promote and lead the factory to Manufacturing Excellence.
  • Collaborate with other Russell Stover facilities to expand projects and align standards.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance and/or lean manufacturing principles
  • 3+ years of leadership experience to include continuous improvement and/or manufacturing, military, or related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of Operational Excellence program experience
  • Working knowledge of SAP



Company Description

Russell Stover Chocolates is the nation's leading manufacturer of boxed chocolates. The company's three brands - Russell Stover, Whitman's and Pangburn's - account for more than 60 percent of all boxed chocolate sales in the United States through 30+ company-owned retail stores and 70,000 wholesale accounts. After nearly 100 years in operation the company manufactures approximately 100 million pounds of chocolate candies each year in its proud tradition of being "Made in America" and "Handcrafted in Small Batches".

In September 2014, Russell Stover Chocolates was acquired by Lindt and Sprungli, the world leader in premium chocolates. This was the largest acquisition in the history of Lindt and Sprungli which has operations in over 40 countries across the globe. Russell Stover Chocolates joins sister companies Lindt USA and Ghirardelli to form a powerful confectionery triad in North America.

Employment by Russell Stover Chocolates is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Russell Stover Chocolates is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer. Principals only please.

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