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Continuous Improvement Manager - Manufacturing

Muskegon, MI
The Continuous Improvement Manager is an expert in continuous improvement processes who teaches and facilitates implementation of standard operational excellence methods and tools to deliver results in safety, throughput, productivity, cost, and inventory and delivery performance.    

Key Responsibilities:

    Lead the development of manufacturing strategy.  Define the current condition of the facility to identify opportunities and create a target condition, with action plans to improve operational and financial results.  Utilize Hoshin framework to capture and manage execution of the strategic actions.
    Identify, assess, facilitate, design, and coach implementation of CI methods, techniques, and procedures, including daily management, problem solving, TPM/OEE, 5S, visual management, work design and A3 improvement plans.  Use these tools to lead and facilitate continuous improvement.
    Lead and coach others in determining specific measures of performance and productivity improvements.  Provide training and consultative assistance for all levels of the organization.
    Liaison with the BU and other plants to bring technology and best practices to the location.   Communicate progress and successes within the location and within the business unit.
    Maintain, compile, analyze, and report metrics of improvement projects.


Basic Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 
    Minimum 7 years’ experience involved with driving for results and/or continuous improvement activities.
    Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
    This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Supply Chain or related discipline from an accredited institution.
    Minimum of three years’ experience in a Continuous Improvement role.
    Demonstrated ability to lead managers and employees to drive major change initiatives with diverse groups.
    Solid understanding of HBS and/or Toyota Production System and be able to teach/coach and mentor others.
    Proven results facilitating continuous improvement activity
    Strong computer and relationship skills, proficient in Microsoft Office.
    Ability to speak and present effectively to personnel at all levels of the organization.
    Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
    Lean manufacturing experience in aerospace, defense, or automotive industry.
    Hoshin framework, TPM/OEE, 5S, Kaizen, visual factory management, work design and A3 thinking and improvement plans improvement atmosphere.
    Power BI report creation.
    SQL exports into Excel database in order to turn data into information. 
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