Continuous Improvement Manager

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Axis, Alabama, United States Apply Now Apply until: 1 Jun 2022

Responsibility/Tasks

  • Primary function
  • Manage the continuous improvement program at the site
  • Train and coach site management and staff in leading and implementing change
  • Conduct shop-floor activity analyses, interviews, data gathering and analysis and compile into improvement opportunities and impact
  • Support the site in action planning and implementation

 

  • Area of responsibility
  • Drive site-wide transformation
  • Train operators and managers in tools and standards
  • Support the site leadership in improvement project idea generation, project chartering, action planning and implementation
  • Lead Brown Belt improvement projects at the site for 30% of time
  • Coordinate the site Brown and Green Belt improvement projects, ensure the tracking of benefits of local projects and that projects are driven to completion and/or closure

 

  • Typical tasks
  • Support self-assessment and action planning of site; organize and facilitate external assessments.
  • Physically conduct analyses (e.g. DILO observations, waste walks)
  • Conduct training for site management, middle management and staff
  • Set up, coach and train improvement teams; support these teams in improvement implementation

 

  • Availability
  • Full time position

 

Candidate profile and qualifications

  • Visionary, able to design appealing visions of the future/thinking out of the box
  • Risk-friendly, able to take a decision quickly without mastering all parameters
  • Good with people, able to listen, manager conflicts to positive outcomes
  • Able to lead workshops and working groups
  • Good communication skills, from plant manager to line operator
  • Good team player, knows how to build his/her own network
  • Doing preferably today what could be done tomorrow, not afraid of long days of work
  • Focused on results but knows to use the skills and knowledge of the team to design and implement solutions
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate analyses and synthesize recommendations
  • Taking information from real life observations, willing to spend time on the shop floor

 

Personal aspirations

  • To develop professionally and obtain results through teamwork
  • Strong desire to improve existing status
  • Build capabilities to grow into more senior management positions at manufacturing sites, or member of ESD core team.  This role will strongly develop change leadership and manufacturing excellence skills

 

Experience

  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience (operations, production, maintenance, logistics, (process) engineering, continuous improvement, etc.)
  • Masters / Bachelor degree (degree related to technical fields most applicable).
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate (also statistical) analyses and synthesize recommendations
  • Experience in continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean, Lean Six Sigma, TPM
  • Black Belt certification, or equivalent, preferred.
  • Well-respected, demonstrates sound judgment under pressure. Able to support and coach colleagues
  • Effective communications skills, from managers to line operators
  • Good team player, knows how to build his/her own network
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate (also statistical) analyses and synthesize recommendations
  • Prior line management or team leader experience; knows how to use the skills and knowledge of the team to design and implement solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy data
Closing date
1 Jun 2022
Vacancy number
N0005075
Organization
Continent
North America
Country
United States
State/Region/Province
Alabama
Site
Axis
Business
Integrated Supply Chain
Job characteristics
Job family
Integrated Supply Chain
Hierarchy level
Management
Full time/part time
Fulltime
Contract type
Permanent

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