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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lean Enterprise Manager - Midwest

Company: Confidential

Position: Lean Enterprise Manager

Location: Midwest

Reporting: Position reports to VP of Global Operations

Compensation: Excellent Compensation and benefit package

Relocation: Relocation Available

Company Profile:

Our client is leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer and commercial products servicing the mass retail, home center and commercial outlet markets.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

This is a key leadership position our client’s flagship non-union Midwestern plant, reporting directly to the operational leadership staff. This position will require an experienced Lean transformation leader, preferably with metal processing and batch manufacturing background and experience. This position requires a leader that is able to facilitate and drive change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal skills. Key to success in this position is the ability to work within the organization at all levels utilizing a very “hands on” approach to creating value and buy-in as the lead change facilitator for the operation’s Lean transformation.

  • This position will be responsible for managing and facilitating the site’s Lean initiative and strategy.
  • This position will provide leadership / mentoring / training to all levels of the organization on the use and practice of Lean methodology and tools (5S, Kaizen, SMED, “Design for Lean” etc…)
  • This position will support management in the development, planning and execution of a lean enterprise transformation strategy and metrics
  • This position will have responsibility for planning and assisting in the execution of various Lean transformation events targeted towards improving the business’s performance on safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • This position will focus on business performance improvements that yield zero accidents, defect free products, on demand and on time delivery, at the lowest cost.
  • This position will focus on business performance that constantly strives to eliminate waste, improve customer satisfaction, and increase market share via the use of Lean tools and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • This position will act as a key driver of change within the business, supporting management/cross functional decisions by communicating the enterprise-wide changes to employees and helping them to learn, understand, adjust and grow with the business’s Lean transformation.

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

  • BS Technical Engineering Degree
  • 5-7 Years experience in Lean Manufacturing implantation and facilitation
  • Advanced Training in Lean Manufacturing, 5s, SMED, and other continuous improvement methodologies
  • Materials processing experience / background
  • Operations/process leadership experience

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:

  • Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills
  • Tenacity and energy in leading change towards an effective work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and process focus
  • Progressive, flexible and team oriented person required.



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