Continuous Improvement Manager
Job Opportunity at Global Personnel Search Inc

Posted on Aug 9    630-768-9191

Location: Mankato, MN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4139789

Continuous Improvement Manager
Mankato, MN
Position Summary:
This position is responsible for deploying, implementing, and leading Continuous Improvement initiatives and facilitating for the plant.  The CI Manager / Continuous Improvement Manager is a member of the plant leadership team and will be assigned additional responsibilities in other functional areas as required to deliver the plant’s annual operating plan.
Position Description:
  • Acts as a safety leader and puts safety first in all responsibilities. Works in conjunction with the EHS Manager to establish and maintain all policies and programs to assure a safe working environment.
  • Facilitate deployment and integrate the philosophy of Continuous Improvement and operational excellence into the culture of the plant.
  • Identify highest value cost savings projects and coordinate various project teams assigned to ensure proper resourcing to drive completion of projects.
  • As a member of the plant leadership team, you will be involved in daily production and operations issues to ensure we produce a quality product, deliver against our committed customer service goals, and optimize efficiency/productivity.
  • Be recognized as a leader and problem solver at the site by providing leadership and expertise that will solve problems and improve performance.
  • Motivate, coach, and instill good management skills in engineers, shift supervisors, and hourly employees.  Establish a strong presence on the floor to set and communicate expectations, standards, and evaluate results so all employees understand expectations.
  • Initiate and lead employee training to further instill the continuous improvement skill set in the organization.  Develop new processes and programs as need and where gaps exist.
  • You will lead major projects as necessary to improve plant results.
  • Routinely extract useful data from a variety of systems to facilitate identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Coordinate the work necessary to improve our overall Continuous Improvement results as measured by regularly scheduled audits.
  • Assist in generating reporting tools and progress reporting for assigned business areas.
  • Facilitate a process of best practice sharing internally within the plant as well as externally with peers and other facilities.
  • Management of communication process to present the status of plant improvement projects.
  • Lead project selection process and drive policy deployment so that all employees have a clear understanding of goals and objectives for a successful year.
  • Ability to drive change and overcome obstacles.
  • Demonstrate and foster the Company's Core Values and actively contributes to a high-performance culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to absorb new technologies and management techniques.
  • Utilize an approachable and participative style in motivating people to achieve higher standards and performance levels.
  • Experience implementing lean principles or other continuous improvement methodologies preferred.
  • Bachelors Degree is required.  Prefer a major in a technical background such as engineering or industrial technology.
  • Prior experience in manufacturing is preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, SAP.
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