Continuous Improvement Manager – Lean, Six Sigma, value stream map, Kaizen, 5-S, SMED
A leading corporation has continued to grow and expand. They are continuing to build new facilities and expand others. They also are continuing to invest in high technology equipment, having the most state of the art facilities compared to their competitors. This corporation has plants world wide serving international markets. They have a successful business model that continues to keep them competitive and profitable. The drive for success and continuous improvements is embraced at all levels of the company. Our firm has placed value added employees with this corporation since the last 80’s. Many of these employees have enjoyed career advancement and continued challenge. They offer low cost healthcare, dental, life, short/long term disability, vision, 401K with company match, incentive bonus, paid holidays and paid vacation. They also provide a relocation package to those outside of the area.
We are searching for a Continuous Improvement Manager to continue their Lean journey at one of the world class facilities. This position could lead to an operations management level position. The scope of this position covers coordinating and employment of CI activities, development of continuous improvement strategies, identifying opportunities for cost reductions, quality improvements, process improvements and material flow improvements. The CI Manager will train associates at all levels of the company and interact with other facilities. This position will identify priorities, support plant management decisions making thorough effective data gathering and facilitate the development of plant layouts using Lean principles. Past experience developing training manuals, training programs / metrics, work shops and experience facilitating Lean / CI activities is needed. The CI Manager will facilitate and develop value stream maps, participate in Kaizen events and conduct “best in class” assessments. Past experience creating performance metrics and auditing Lean / 5-S activities maintaining and improving gains as needed.
Interested candidates will need heavy Lean or Six Sigma training and certifications and experience leading Lean activities, training and facilitating cross functional teams. The ideal candidate will have a proven work history and accomplishments improving profits, quality, processes, safety and flow. Experience working in a high volume manufacturing, metal forming, machining molding, stamping, forging, assembly or production manufacturing environment is preferred.
MUST HAVE: a 4 year technical degree or heavy continuing education and a solid proven track record of success. Candidates with certifications in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and/or corporate production systems is a must. Strong planning, communication, documentation, leadership, facilitation, deployment and training skills are also a must.