Process Improvement Manager in Lakeville, MN

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Menasha Corporation   •  

Lakeville, MN 55044

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 31 days ago

About The Opportunity

Position Summary

Responsible for managing operational excellence in lean six sigma initiatives within the plant to meet targets and improve profitability. Educates, trains and motivates employees to achieve an "Everybody, Everyday" culture of continuous improvement. Will provide coaching and ongoing kaizen facilitation to all plant management and employees.

Essential to this PositionKey Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute lean vision, strategies and initiatives that deliver continuous improvement, culture transformation, waste reduction and/or cost savings
  • Collaborate with cross-functional leaders to establish continuous improvement initiatives to drive operational excellence and/or customer satisfaction
  • Work directly with key stakeholders to coordinate and lead improvement initiatives resulting in quality, throughput, cost savings and/or margin enhancement opportunities
  • Facilitate and coordinate Kaizen blitz activities
  • Develop lean tracking tools, communication cadences, monitor results and report progress to key stakeholders
  • Assist in the development and implementation of capital projects, including equipment feasibility studies, working with key stakeholders
  • Facilitate lean training and guidance, including effective use of lean tools, for key stakeholders
  • Interact with key stakeholders to provide technical support, explore new business opportunities, and/or resolve order problems or complaints
  • Maintain industry, professional and technical knowledge by networking, attending industry events, and reviewing professional publications

Essentials to Success

  • A minimum of six years of experience as a Lean/Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Successful application of Lean/CI processes (standard work, mistake proofing, 5S, etc.)
  • Experience in a Manufacturing/ Supply Chain Environment
  • Ability to quickly develop strong relationships
  • Excellent communication and computer skills (MS Suite, MS project, SAP, Minitab)
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Occasional travel required

Education / Certifications

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Education Desired

Bachelor's Degree

Skills & Experience

Work Experience Required

Minimum 6 years of relevant experience required

Valid Through: 2019-11-11