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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Manager of Process Improvement (Lean)

Client Company / Division Profile:
One of our South Carolina based retained clients, is a capital equipment manufacturer (high mix – low volume) with revenue approaching $100MM whose parent company has consistently grown by over 20% per year for the past two decades to become the driving force in many of their target industry segments. Our client seeks a Director of Supply Chain with a strong Lean background to lead their sourcing, production & inventory control and warehouse/distribution operations.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for leading continuous improvement of work processes throughout the company and the tactical management of Operations business systems. The position responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing leadership for the Lean Enterprise initiative and nurturing a Lean culture throughout the entire organization using Lean concepts and principles to maximize the customer experience, drive organic growth, and operational performance.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical & Behavioral Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree combined with business experience
  • Five to fifteen years experience in manufacturing and business related activities
  • Proven expertise facilitating teams and with Lean techniques.
  • General business acumen with experience concerning project tracking systems, finance, organizational development, and business process facilitation.
  • Demonstrated success interfacing with people at all levels within various functions.
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills.
  • A high level of self direction and motivation.
  • Ability to travel as necessary for specific projects/training.

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