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Continuous Improvement Leader

  • Location: Woodland, CA
  • Start Date: 11/19/2019
  • Job ID: 19-00685
  • Posting Date: 11/19/2019
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
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Job description
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Lead and manage all standardized CI (Continuous Improvement) activities across the site, aligned with the CI business system
  • Act as a change agent, systematically driving a CI culture
  • Facilitate strategy deployment and goal deployment across all site functions and multiple value streams, and maintain a site-wide lean roadmap aimed at meeting site business goals, including productivity, quality, delivery and customer allegiance
  • Champion, measure and report on site productivity savings to meet AOP goals
  • Train and lead Kaizen and lean workshops to site leaders and associates, including VSM, daily management, standard work, problem solving, 3P/layout, cell design, material flow, TPM, SMED, 5S and visual management
  • Identify business opportunities for improvement
  • Identify internal and external best practices, and share across the site and Watts
  • Lead site CI steering committee
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of an ongoing project funnel, being filled from all areas of the business
Facilitate the development of a healthy cross-functional group of qualified lean tool experts
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Bachelor's degree; technical engineering discipline
  • Formal CI training and certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on lean Kaizen, including VSM, daily management, standard work, cell design, material flow, TPM, SMED, 3P/layout, 5S and visual management
  • Lean experience from a company with a strong, formal lean business system
  • Solid lean tool technical skills, project management experience and decision-making capability
  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience in a machining/assembly environment
  • Working knowledge of multiple business functions, including operations, quality, logistics, finance, sales, customer service, engineering, IT and human resources
  • Experience leading strategy deployment and goal deployment, and developing a site-side lean roadmap with demonstrated results
  • Experience training and coaching a formal problem-solving methodology
  • Proven track record leading and coaching week-long Kaizen teams with an emphasis on execution
  • Ability to influence cross-functional site leadership, with excellent written and verbal communication skills; well respected by leadership and associates
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage change
  • Hands-on approach
  • Advanced computer proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • AutoCAD, Inventor, or Solidworks a plus
MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISION:
  • 0 4 direct reports
  • Ensure company policies are followed
  • Enforce company safety policies
Posted by Paul Levesque
Technical Resource Manager
(800) 821-4644 x 9215

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