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Monday, May 5, 2008

Lean Productivity Manager - Operations


Lean Productivity Manager - Operations

Northeast - USA

Global Lean Enterprise Master

Excellent Compensation and benefit package

Relocation Available

Company Profile:
Our client is a rapidly growing multi-billion dollar leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer and industrial products.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
This is a key leadership position our client’s Lean deployment organization, reporting directly Global Lean Enterprise Master. This position will require an experienced Lean (operations focused) transformation 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 with the business’s key manufacturing sites globally to develop, implement and facilitate continuous improvement projects leveraging Lean and other continuous improvement methodologies.

· This role will work with site leadership teams to define the current and future state Value Streams to plan and prioritize continuous improvement activities.

· This role will provide leadership / mentoring / training to all levels of the organization on the use and practice of Lean methodology and tools (VSM, 5S, Kaizen, SMED, “Design for Lean” etc…)

· This role will provide leadership to identify improvement opportunities, establish project goals, strategies and priorities.

· This role will instruct, mentor, and lead teams through continuous improvement events and projects.

· This role will ensure that all financial, operational and customer improvements are realized and sustained through regular audits.

· This role will have direct responsibility for achieving plant cost reduction targets with limited resources. This role will ensure and deliver on-going Lean education of all employees at the plant site level.

· 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.

· This role will document and share "best practice" methods, processes and ideas with other manufacturing facilities to drive continuous improvements in all aspects of manufacturing. Establishes and maintains relationships with key stakeholders (Business Leaders, Plant Managers, Function Managers, etc.) for communication of Lean goals, processes and achievements.

· This role will leverage Lean principles to assist in the design and execution of new manufacturing processes, methodologies and equipment layouts to improve overall equipment effectiveness.

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

· BS Technical Engineering Degree

· 5+ Years of professional experience

· 2+ Years experience in Lean Manufacturing implantation and facilitation – manufacturing / operations / production setting

· Demonstrated understanding of Lean principles such as Value Stream Mapping, Just-In-Time, Demand Flow, Single Piece Flow, Five S, Visual Factory Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen, SPC / SQC, OEE, Six Sigma, Communication Tools, Statistical Problem Solving and QS9000.

· Advanced Training in Lean Manufacturing, 5s, SMED, VSM, Kaizen and other continuous improvement methodologies

· Good understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean/Flow through-put world

· Solid project management skills, team leadership skills, and excellent communication skills

· Process improvement experience with demonstrated successful results driven application of the concept

· Operational experience – operations leadership, manufacturing engineering, production experience

· Demonstrated success in leading and driving sustained change

· Experienced in training, facilitating, and coaching of Lean concepts to all level of an organization

· Ability to connect Lean process improvements with existing initiatives at the enterprise and business until level

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.

· Accountable, self motivated, dynamic, and passionate

· Ability to develop professional relationships to identify problems and deliver

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Lean Productivity Manager - Operations (37-7-MH701)

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