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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lean Director of Continuous Improvement

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Company: Confidential
Position: Director of Continuous Improvement
Location: Minn / St. Paul MN
Reporting: Plant General Manager
Compensation: Excellent Compensation with Bonus
Relocation: Relocation offered

Company Profile:
Our client a leading division of a multi-billion dollar, publically traded, global aerospace and defense company.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
This is a key leadership position at our client’s 800 employee non-union flagship plant, reporting directly to the site’s General Manager. This position will require an experienced Lean transformation leader, preferably with high volume metals/materials process 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 operations Lean transformation.
· This position will be responsible for managing and facilitating the operations 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, visual controls, standardized work, VSM & A3, Heijunka, Jidoka, Kaizen, SMED, etc…)
· This position will support management as the site’s Lean Sensei 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
Advanced Training from a recognized leader in Lean Manufacturing such as Toyota or Shingijutsu
Additional certification as either a Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt
Solid prior experience driving a Lean transformation in a traditional manufacturing setting
High volume materials / metals processing experience
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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