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Continuous Improvement Manager

Elkhart, Indiana 46515 | Permanent Hire

Job ID: 7389 Industry: Industry Pay Rate: 80000

Continuous Improvement Manager

The Continuous Improvement Manager will work closely with the Director of Operations and act as a key driver of business process improvement and waste elimination, driving to improve quality, manufacturing and sustain change.   

Summary:

With support of upper management the Continuous Improvement Manager will map out current processes using one or more process mapping tools. Quantify current process performance through measuring and/or developing KPIs, and then using the information to target improvement initiatives. The Continuous Improvement Manager will support a culture that balances the respect for the team with the implementation of new tools and processes.  Will develop programs to lead high impact improvement projects ( Kaizen, Value Stream Map, DMAIC, FMEA ) in alignment with strategic goals. 

Specific Responsibilities:
  • The Continuous Improvement Manager facilitates Kaizen events, pre-planning and execution.  Summarize close-out actions to ensure timely completion.
  • The Continuous Improvement Manage works with the Director of Operations to develop a lean culture that fosters employee development and training in support of continuous improvement and results. 
  • The Continuous Improvement Manage develops operational excellence program and metrics in support of the operations vision.
  • The Continuous Improvement Manage collects, reviews and analyzes data to provide recommendations to the leadership team.
  • The Continuous Improvement Manage shares best practices throughout the organization from internal and external sources, aligning with project goals.
  • The Continuous Improvement Manage utilizes tools and techniques ( Kaizen, DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping ) to extract, quantity, interpret, analyze, and summarize work.  Produce standardize work documentation, visual work instruction, templates and training material.
  • The Continuous Improvement Manage coaches Managers and first line supervisors training through one-on-one interaction and materials for sustained implementation of best practices.
  • The Continuous Improvement Manage serves as a focal point for LEAN initiatives. 

Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment, and at least 2 years facilitating, coaching and implementing TPM, LEAN, Kaizen/Six Sigma events and drive lean transformation. 
  • Six Sigma Certification preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal and consultancy skills and a driver who can partner with functional leadership and employees to identify, plan and implement business process and continuous improvement systems across the business.
  • Other attributes include:
    • High degree of leadership skills/change management to guidance/influence groups, as well as advance project management, meeting facilitation, written/oral communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to interact with all levels, influence senior managers and be equally comfortable with senior management in cross-functional efforts. 
    • Demonstrated ability to interpret data for decision-making purposes such as long-term planning, capacity, efficiency and industry practices.
  • Bilingual in Spanish helpful, but not required.

Send resume to Dan Witters at dwitters@careertransllc.com

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