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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Multi - Site Lean Manager of Continuous Improvement (Mid Atlantic)

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Company:
Confidential

Position:
Multi - Site Lean Manager of Continuous Improvement

Location:
Mid Atlantic USA


Reporting:
Division - VP Operations


Compensation:
Excellent Base Compensation

Bonus:
Excellent Bonus Available

Relocation:
Relocation Available


Company Profile:
Major division of a multi-billion dollar commercial products company seeking to gain a further competitive advantage with a new Lean deployment.


Position Description and Responsibilities:
This is a key leadership position, reporting directly to the Divisional VP of Operations. This position will require an experienced Lean leader, preferably with heavy industry 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 and influencing 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 division’s Lean transformation.

  • This position will be responsible for managing and facilitating the division’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.
  • This position will support management in the development, planning and execution of a Lean strategy and metrics providing support to process owners in order to clearly link project metrics to strategic operational objectives using Business Process Management principles.
  • This position will have responsibility for planning and assisting in the execution of various Lean kaizen transformational events and projects 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 by partnering with Process Owners and Champions to drive overall results.
  • 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 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 division-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 years of process improvement experience in a unionized heavy manufacturing environment, with at least 3 years experience leading and executing process improvement projects in a dedicated Lean position.
  • Formal Lean training and experience leveraging Value Stream Management tools, A3 , kaizen methods, standardized work, SMED, TPM and other key Lean tools and methodologies.
  • Experience as the leader of value stream improvement projects that demonstrate the ability to reduce waste and improve cycle times from incoming raw materials to finished goods shipping.
  • Prior exposure to a Lean Sensei mentor as part of development and Lean training
  • Metals processing experience / background a plus
  • Prior Value Stream operations/process leadership experience as a plant manager or in a significant operations role.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt / Master Black Belt a plus

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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