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Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Kitchener, ON, Canada Req #282
March 6, 2023
We are the premier foodservice distributor in Ontario.  Flanagan's provides customized foodservice delivery to a varied portfolio of clients; from restaurants to schools, hospitals and retirement homes, we provide the best quality ingredients to ensure Canadians have an amazing food experience wherever they dine tonight!

Flanagan Foodservice is Canada’s largest independent foodservice distributor.  Proudly Canadian and family owned, we have been serving Ontario for 46 years.  We meet our customers' unique needs by delivering value, flexibility and an exceptional customer experience. This mission is made possible by attracting the best talent in the industry and by treating our employees like family.  Distinguished as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for 9 consecutive years!

We are hiring a Continuous Improvement Project Manager in Kitchener!

Position Summary:

The Continuous Improvement Project Manager will lead project management initiatives across the organization, utilizing continuous improvement methodologies including Six Sigma to create operational efficiencies and business improvements.  This will include oversight of all projects; leadership of the coordination and completion of projects, establishing and meeting deadlines, assigning responsibilities and project teams, monitoring project progress, and providing project status reports to senior management and leaders.  This role will work directly with internal, external, and third party/vendor resources to ensure projects are completed within established budgets and established time frames.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a portfolio of projects and team of Analysts for moderate to large scale projects
  • Collaborate with relevant internal stakeholders to assist in the definition of project scope, project objectives, to ensure technical feasibility
  • Develop detailed project plan and monitor/track progress
  • Measure project performance using project management tools and techniques
  • Manage changes to project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Coordinate project resources including tools, equipment, people, etc. required to execute multiple projects
  • Ensure all projects are delivered on-time, within project scope and budget
  • Manage rollout of project initiatives and monitor progress
  • Oversee reporting/tracking of KPI’s to meet business objectives
  • Participate in knowledge transfer within the team and foster continuous improvement
  • Deliver bi-weekly reports and project progress for implementation analysis and updates to Senior Leadership Team



  • 5-7 years of progressive project management experience supporting business improvements required
  • Post-secondary education required
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of redeveloping processes and driving adoption across an organization
  • Strong business acumen and advanced level analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence others including tenured teams
  • Working knowledge of process excellence and business process streamlining methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Previous experience leading operational process changes, policies and/or projects
  • Experience implementing continuous improvement processes required
  • Strong understanding and ability to implement lean concepts including Six Sigma
  • Advanced level experience using Microsoft Excel and project management tools required
  • Previous experience within a food distribution warehouse environment preferred
  • Ability to work in varied climate work environments, and support flexible work hours as required
  • Class G or G2 driver's license and use of a personal vehicle for work related travel required


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Pension and RRSP plans
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Comprehensive Flexible Benefits
  • Paid Personal Days and Your Birthday!
  • Annual Health & Wellness Benefit
  • Family oriented culture
Be Part of the Difference! 


All employees of Flanagan Foodservice must demonstrate adherence to all HACCP and Food Handling practices as well as all Company’s policies and procedures.


Flanagan Foodservice Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and has an accommodation process in place to provide accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please let us know by submitting your request to accessibility@flanagan.ca so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations. 

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  • Kitchener, ON, Canada