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Lean Continuous Improvement Program Manager – Eastern PA
Continuous Improvement Program Manager – Eastern Pennsylvania
Mid Atlantic Area, US - 30% Travel
Corporate Director of Continuous Improvement
Excellent Base Compensation
Excellent Bonus Available
Multi-billion dollar company seeking to gain a further competitive advantage with a new Lean Six Sigma deployment.
Position Description and Responsibilities:
This is a key continuous improvement position as part of our client’s corporate staff co-located in one of their flagship
plants, reporting directly to the Corporate Director of Continuous Improvement. This position will require an experienced
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt leader, preferably with heavy industry manufacturing background and experience. This
position requires an individual that is able to facilitate and drive change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment
leveraging his/her strong interpersonal skills. Key to success in this position is the ability to work within the organization
at all levels utilizing a very “hands on” approach to creating value and buy-in as the lead change facilitator for Lean Six
Sigma transformation in one of our client’s flagship plants.
This position will be responsible for managing and facilitating the plant’s Lean Six Sigma initiative and strategy.
This position will provide leadership / mentoring / training to all levels of the operation on the use and practice of
Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools
This position will support plant operations management in the development, planning and execution of a Lean
Six Sigma strategy and metrics providing support to process owners in order to clearly link project metrics to
strategic operational objectives using Business Process Management principles.
This position will have responsibility for planning and assisting in the execution of various Lean Six Sigma
transformation events and projects targeted towards improving the plant’s performance on safety, quality,
delivery, and cost.
This position will focus on business performance improvements that yield zero accidents, defect free products,
on demand and on time delivery, at the lowest cost by partnering with the plant’s process owners and
champions to drive results.
This position will focus on business performance that constantly strives to eliminate waste, improve customer
satisfaction, and increase market share via the use of Lean Six Sigma tools and continuous improvement
This position will act as a key driver of change within the plant, supporting management/cross functional
decisions by communicating the plant-wide changes to employees and helping them to learn, understand,
adjust and grow with the business’s Lean Six Sigma transformation.
This position will plan and facilitate kaizen activities on the shop floor and in administrative offices as needed to
support value stream improvement plans.
This role will conduct industrial experiments using sound statistical methodologies to optimize process
performance and enhance organizational knowledge.
Train and coach Green Belts and project teams in the proper use of Lean Six Sigma process improvement tools
and methodologies to ensure timely completion of projects.
Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirements:
BS Technical Engineering Degree
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from ASQ or a similar certifying body
3-5 years of process improvement experience in a unionized heavy manufacturing environment, with at least 2
years experience leading and executing process improvement projects in a dedicated Lean Six Sigma position.
Formal Lean training in Value Stream Management tools, kaizen. SMED and other key Lean tools and
methodologies. Experience as the leader of at least 3 significant value stream improvement projects that
demonstrate the ability to reduce waste and improve cycle times from incoming raw materials to finished goods
Materials processing experience / background
Prior Value Stream operations/process leadership experience
Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:
Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills
Tenacity and energy in leading change towards an effective work environment.
Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible
presentation style at all levels of the organization.
Strong analytical skills and process focus
Progressive, flexible and team oriented person required.
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