Continuous Improvement Manager
Job Opportunity at Beacon Professional Search

Posted on May 25

http://www.beaconsearch.com    843-886-4515 (C) 843.425.1699

Location: Troy, MI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4160428

This position leads operational excellence at assigned plant(s) and drives Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Cost, Inventory Management and Capital / Capacity Utilization. The role provides leadership and direction by developing and executing a strategy for continuous improvement. The position ensures customer expectations are consistently met, delivery and quality targets are hit, and resources are utilized to provide a globally cost-competitive product.

  1. Manage and lead continuous improvement projects, as well as mentoring and coaching others

  2. Apply Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools and methodology in the implementation of manufacturing

    excellence initiatives.

  3. Manage a portfolio of lean projects directed at reducing waste and improving quality to provide greater valve;

    implements such tools as: 5S, KPI, SMED, VSM, and Kaizen.

  4. Train and lead cross-functional continuous improvement teams; focusing on measurable quality, service and cost


  5. Implements initiatives that focuses on reducing process and product variation. Implements such tools as: SPC,

    Process Capability, Pareto analysis, Fishbone, SMED, DOE.

  6. Trains, coaches and motivates personnel in the understanding and adoption of new principles and techniques.

  7. Drives the standardization of processes and the implementation of metrics and best practices.

  8. Assist in setting annual operational targets and help drive improvements to achieve those targets.

Educational Experience:  ? Bachelor’s Degree ? Master’s Degree

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Field of Study/Technical Certifications: Minimum # of Years of Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar technical field.
Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in a manufacturing environmentpage1image3794816 page1image3795024

Required PC Skills: ? Word

Required Technical Skills:

? Excel

? PowerPoint •

Direct and indirect labor analysis and planning
Equipment specification, ordering, run-off, installation and qualification
Capital equipment budget planning and tracking
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Additional Job Specifications and required behaviors (Teamwork, multi-tasking, etc.):

Ability to draw two dimensional layouts in CAD software Analytical problem solving
Design for assembly and manufacturing
Project management - plan development and execution

High level of personal initiative, self-driven and action/results oriented
Skilled coach with experience identifying talent and developing people and teams

Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to develop and maintain strong peer relationships

Strong quantitative skills
Strong communication skills, both oral and written Ability and willingness to travelpage2image3711200 page2image3006000 page2image3008688 page2image3712240 page2image3008576 page2image3712864 page2image3713072

DIMENSIONS: (Quantitative data of major measurable areas that directly or indirectly impact job)

Normal Office environment. Regular visits to a Manufacturing environment. Frequent Traveling

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (e.g. work environment, lifting heavy objects, etc.)

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