Lean Leader


Kansas City, MO

8 - 10 years

Posted 265 days ago

  by    Greg Downs

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Newly created role to drive Lean transformation for a recently expanded site. Industry leading global mfg company with outstanding benefits that start day 1.

The Lean Leader is responsible for applying continuous improvement and lean manufacturing methodologies throughout the organization/plants and acts as a lean champion, driving Lean-Enterprise culture throughout the organization. 


  • Implement Lean within the Manufacturing and Supply chain organizations
  • Provide intensive training for production teams and culture change within the organization
  • Teach, demonstrate and Coordinate Lean implementation and activities on the shop floor such as Kanban, Material Conveyance, Production flow, Super Market design and deployment, Value Stream Mapping, Takt time analysis, Problem-Solving, Standardized work, Set-up reduction, 5S, Visual Workplace, and Error-Proofing, 5S, TPM, SMED/QCO, Visual Factory, Kaizen, Scheduling, etc.
  • Ensure consistency of Lean methods 
  • Assist plant Lean teams in sustaining gains achieved in Lean efforts. ----Support management team in implementing the best practices 
  • Contact for overall Lean improvement plan development and implementation  
  • Lead Kaizen events as and where needed
  • Set Leanreporting (projects and financials) system, and report regularly to Line and functional management
  • Manage follow-up of multiple projects in different production Sites
  • Exchange experiences with Lean organizations in other areas


Required Qualifications:

  • BachelorDegree or higher required
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant manufacturing work experience in a LEAN environment


Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree in Chemical, Industrial or ElectricalEngineering is highly preferred
  • Black Belt is highly preferred
  • Hands-on and has strong experience in production management with Lean implementation
  • Strong leader with a strong personality, who is able to convince the organization to do the move toward Lean
  • Advanced Training in Lean methodologies, 5s, SMED, VSM, Kaizen and other continuous improvement methodologies
  • Good understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean/Flow through-put world
  • Solid project management skills, team leadership skills, and excellent communication skills
  • Process improvement experience with demonstrated successful results driven application of the concept
  • Demonstrated success in leading and driving sustained change on the shop floor
  • Experienced in training, facilitating, and coaching of Lean concepts to all levels of an organization
  • Has led/participated/directed 50+ kaizen events on the shop floor and the ability to regularly work on the manufacturing floor and outside

$90K - $100K