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Continuous Improvement Manager


Orangeburg, United States of America

Role Purpose
To manage, support, and facilitate the site-wide deployment of lean tools and employee involvement systems.

Key Responsibilities
·To support the deployment and implementation of GKN Lean Enterprise
·Provide coaching and expertise on lean tool application to solve problems
·Facilitate site-wide continuous improvement activities (production and business process) and support Continuous Improvement Leaders (CIL’s) in their activities; ensuring commonality of approach
·Liaise with corporate function to install best practice
·Work with the Site Steering Committee to develop the site continuous improvement plan (CIP) and continuous improvement strategy
·Lead site Continuous Improvement leaders, including task prioritization, coaching, training and development, and supporting their interaction with management
·Plan and oversee layouts of equipment, people, and processes to create flow; conduct time studies and work with engineering teams to develop standard work processes
·Identify cost saving projects and track predicted savings
·Maintain the facility suggestion system and ensure that actions are tracked and closed in a timely manner

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
·3-5 years Leadership Experience – Technical and managing direct reports
·Trained in Lean tools and techniques
·Change Management
·Project Management
·Analytical Skills/Formal Problem Solving
·PC Skills-Office/PPT/Excel
·Value Stream Mapping ability
·Demonstrated portfolio with quantifiable results
·4 yr degree required

Desired Qualifications:

·Six Sigma Blackbelt trained
·Engineering Experience – prefer Industrial Engineer
·Lean Launch Experience
·Startup Experience
·Autocad Experience

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