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Lean Manufacturing Manager

Southwire

This is a Full-time position in Carrollton, GA posted November 14, 2021.

The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for driving the development and implementation of continuous improvement projects consistent with and in support of the strategic plan and the business operating plan.

The Lean Manager will own the Lean maturity assessments and improvement initiatives for the site.

They will also partner with site leaders on strategy and deployment objectives.

Responsibilities and Duties:

•  Documents and works with site controller to validate achieved Lean savings.

•  Assist in designing new procedures and methods for operational processes. 

•  Utilize project charters with deliverables to work with site leaders to identify, modify, and sustain desired changes including reducing waste and improving efficiencies.

•  Mentor employees to realize benefits from all continuous improvement initiatives and act as a change agent for the site/organization.

•  Identify opportunities for continuous improvement via idea generation and prioritize improvement opportunities with the management team.

•  Lead projects and initiatives from idea generation to strategic execution.

Provide strategic insight and evaluation of the organizations progression.

•  Act as a mentor for the Continuous Improvement leadership, supervisory staff and frontline personnel.

•  Participate in developing and influencing strategy, planning, and execution depending on project or initiative needs.

•  Lead goal setting, assignment of projects, and review of progress, approval, and feedback for direct report(s).

•  KPI goal setting with the site via semi-annual business assessment, reporting and leading site reporting for KPI’s.

Monthly updates on CI resource and engagement activities. 

•  Be a change agent: challenge organizational leaders to drive continuous improvements; remove organizational barriers to continuous improvement processes.

•  Develop, implement and monitor site Lean training initiatives.

•  Aid in the development of the SD/Lean strategy.

Education:

•  BS/BA or equivalent experience.

Management:

• 1-3 direct reports

Qualifications:

• 4-8 years of successful leadership in executing continuous improvement/Lean/Six Sigma efforts and enabling efficiency, effectiveness resulting in demonstrable tangible financial benefit.

•  Lean Master or Master Six Sigma Black Belt certification or equivalent.

•  Prior leadership or management experience required.

•  Demonstrated experience in removing obstacles and leading change.

•  Experience guiding team progress for continuous improvement projects/programs.

•  Experience designing, implementing and leading continuous improvement projects/programs.

•  Must have thorough understanding of cycle time reduction, waste reduction, yield improvement, productivity, and throughout improvement. 

•  Hands-on experience using operational excellence and continuous improvement methods (LEAN, TPM, Six Sigma).

•  Proven leadership skills to coach and lead teams to fully deliver chartered objectives and projects.

•  Excellent project management skills.

•  Ability to be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills in planning and organizing to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

•  Ability to coach/mentor/inspire direct reports.

•  Advanced problem-solving capabilities, attention to detail and numerical aptitude.

•  The ability to travel less than 25% of the time.