Continuous Improvement Leader

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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Experience: Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Manufacturing / Production

Industry: Manufacturing & Dist / Other

Salary: 85000 - 95000

Reference ID: 6318

Date Posted: 03/22/2021



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Continuous Improvement Leader

World Class Consumer Products Manufacturer


A worldwide leader in Consumer Products Manufacturing offers a career-making opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Leader. This Lean Guru is responsible for driving Lean Transformation throughout their North American manufacturing plants, with a focus on the identification & elimination of waste and non-vale added activities. This position is an absolutely critical part of their North American Continuous Improvement Team and is considered a stepping-stone position for advancement opportunities within the company.


This progressive, World Class organization has a higher ambition and purpose...they are committed to giving back to local communities and are really focused on what matters! They have an amazing company culture, offer an excellent compensation package including bonus, and provide unlimited growth potential !


Core responsibilities:


Will have supervisory responsibility for Lean Engineers, focusing on Lean Transformation, Process Improvement Global Standards and Training


Provide strong leadership to implement & sustain their Continuous Improvement strategy


Is the catalyst for planning and execution of a Lean Transformation at manufacturing facilities located throughout North America, the bulk of which are located in the US


Teach, coach and mentor local Plant Management teams and employees in Lean Manufacturing, facilitating change management at the sitesrformance results and key metrics in the elimination of waste


Achieve targeted continuous improvement savings at assigned sites, managing the implementation of projects and lean initiatives with teams


Lead Kaizen events with a "hands-on" approach


Champion effective on-going communication throughout the organization on the implementation of lean thinking and best practices to advance lean competencies


Tracks, measures and reports progress on improvements using standard key performance indicators




A minimum of 5 years of experience implementing Lean Manufacturing and driving Lean Transformation within multiple locations


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a strong preference for a technical discipline with working knowledge of Lean Operating Systems (like the Toyota Production System)

Experience leading and facilitating numerous Kaizen & Value Stream Mapping events


Strong working knowledge of Lean tools & methodologies which include Standard Work, Value Stream Management, 5S, TPM, Material Replenishment, etc...


Business acumen along with exemplary communication at all levels, written and verbal


Proven track record of results at implementing change at all levels within an organization


Must have a results-oriented leadership style with strong influencing skills, is a Systems Thinker - ability to see and understand the overall picture


Must be a credible coach, mentor & teacher to all levels within an organization, from the shop floor to senior leadership


Strong proficiency with PC software required (Excel, Word, Visio, MS Project and Power Point)


Ability & willingness to travel as required


Key Words: Continuous Improvement, Lean, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Transformation, 5S, Visual Controls, PDCA, TPM, Standard Work, VSM, TPS, Strategy, Operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Leadership, Influence, Industrial Engineering, Waste, Culture Change, Business Acumen, Manufacturing, Project Management, Team Building, Lean Engineer

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