Continuous Improvement Manager

VENTURA, CA

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of the position is to provide leadership with a Lean/Six Sigma focus resulting in the deployment of proven CI methods and tools resulting in measurable and sustained improvement within a few related value streams.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

• Ability to act as a change agent and influence, both internal and external functional areas

• Ability to integrate and apply solutions for quality performance and continual improvement, both breakthrough and systematic throughout the organization

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to lead and develop a vision and strategy for process improvement through lean/six sigma initiatives and gain active alignment support for that strategy by all organizational stakeholders

• Demonstrated ability to attract, lead, coach, motivate, and develop others.

• Solid understanding of statistical concepts and methods to ensure appropriate application and analysis of data

• Understanding, supporting and leading the implementation of Best Practices, LEAN Manufacturing techniques and Six Sigma methodologies.

• Significant understanding of lean manufacturing principles.

• Strong time management, problem solving and project management skills

• Practical and results oriented

• Bachelor of Science in management or a technical field required

• Greenbelt certification required

• Blackbelt strongly preferred (and must be obtained within 12 months of entering the role if not)

• 10 + years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment

• Demonstrated success in implementing Lean/Six Sigma concepts

• Prior leadership experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

• Demonstrates a mindset and commitment to continuous improvement across the operation (i.e. defines improvement goals, establishes

accountability through metrics, uses Lean/Six Sigma tools and techniques to continually improve processes and business results,

and establishes a mindset within operations to document and control processes; promotes safety and housekeeping; uses facilitative

leadership)

• Acts as a liaison across the business segment with other functional areas

• Accountable for the technical aspects of problem solving, systems implementation and validation for projects and services (e.g. Technical Quality or Continuous Improvement)

• Provide leadership to indirect staff by leading, supporting and coaching members ensuring continual development of competencies.

• Collaborate with other departments and organizations to enable success

• Utilizes resources to conceive and implement lean continuous improvement projects

• Stays abreast of current continuous improvement trends and methodologies

• Supports other cross functional departments with expertise and manpower to the extent possible when process improvement is required

• May be responsible for driving effective organization containment and corrective action processes to support product or quality

system failures

PERFORMANCE MEASURMENTS:

• Quality Tracking metrics

• TRACC Implementation Progress

• OTD, Backorders, Lead Time and error tracking metrics

• Improved efficiency in Customer Facing areas

Application

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