Manufacturing

Continuous Improvement Manager

Direct Hire

Job Description CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER
SALARY RANGE: 110K
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH A STRONG BACKGROUND IN SIX SIGMA AND HAS A BLACK BELT !!! 
BLACK BELT IS REUQIRED !!!
FULL RELOCATION ASSISTANCE 
CARTHAGE TENNESSEE 

Company is looking for a self-motivated individual.  Ideal candidates will possess integrity, passion and a strong desire to achieve and succeed. The ability to thrive in a changing environment and demonstrate strong time management and prioritization skills is crucial to this position. Must be ready to work as a part of a team and assist wherever needed.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Candidate will be reporting to the plant management directly with dotted-line responsibility to the Director of Operational Excellence.  This position is developmental/transitional, and the candidate should be capable of being considered for future Managerial, Engineering, Quality or Divisional OE succession 

Duties and Tasks/Essential Functions: 

Support and assure the integrity of the Company Business system

Use the Business System as the guide to drive systems and decisions
Support/assure management standard work exist and is effective
Drive/Co-own the PDM process to assure direction of improvement supports plant goals
Track and report on key metrics as defined by the PDM
Establish review schedule and standard work for PDM activities
Support management with critical thinking processes to elevate the organization  

Able to be trained and provide training in OPEX methodologies and tools

Lead, direct, and mentor OPEX Greenbelts and their project teams
Track and report on key projects, participate actively in phase gate reviews
Maintain and keep current list of potential projects i.e. manage project portfolio
Will be a part of a wider OPEX network and should be able to travel and assist in training, OPEX events, and other Divisional activities

Coach and mentor

Work with high-performance teams to develop operators by coaching problem-solving methods at the source for root-cause elimination
Resource for goal setting and opportunity identification
Safety mentor and advocate
Facilitate Kaizen and Mentor others to do so 

Education and/or Experience

Blackbelt certification or ability to certify with project results will be expected.
Master of Science or other Secondary degree highly preferred, however applicable experience will be considered.
(Must have 5 years minimum of applicable experience to be considered).
Previous demonstrated Leadership experience required.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the qualifications, knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Demonstrates safety as a key competency          
Demonstrated Critical thinking skills
Computer skills preferred at a minimum proficient in MS Office.
Strong business acumen of performance metrics
Ability to motivate and lead
Demonstrated passion about Operational Excellence
Good communication skills
Demonstrated responsibility for personnel development
Demonstrates awareness of organizational, cultural group and/or interpersonal dynamics through attentive listening and ability to read the environment
Ability to travel and support other facilities if required
Facilitate Kaizen & Mentor others to do so

COMPENSATION: 
Salary: Based on Experience
Employee Benefits:
Paid Vacation
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K

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