Syntron Material Handling

  • Continuous Improvement Manager

    Job Locations US-MS-Saltillo
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/2/2018 5:53 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1096
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Manufacturing
  • Overview

    The CI Manager has overall responsibility for leading and driving Continuous Improvement (CI) across an entire Syntron site. Trains, coaches and directly applies lean tools and principles to all business functions within Syntron value streams. This leader will work with site and platform/BU leadership to achieve significant improvements to business processes that are linked to site strategy and focused on the customer, resulting in balanced scorecard improvements.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead and manage all standardized CI activities across the site, aligned with the Syntron CI business system
    • Act as a change agent, systematically driving a CI culture
    • Facilitate strategy deployment and goal deployment across all site functions and multiple value streams, and maintain a site-wide lean roadmap aimed at meeting site business goals, including productivity, quality, delivery and customer allegiance
    • Champion, measure and report on site productivity savings to meet goals
    • Train and lead kaizen and lean workshops to site leaders and associates, including VSM, daily management, standard work, problem solving, 3P/layout, cell design, material flow, TPM, SMED, 5S and visual management
    • Identify business opportunities for improvement
    • Identify internal and external best practices, and share across the site and Syntron
    • Lead site CI steering committee
    • Facilitate the development and maintenance of an ongoing project funnel, being filled from all areas of the business
    • Facilitate the development of a healthy cross-functional group of qualified lean tool experts

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree; technical engineering discipline.
    • Formal CI training and certification.
    • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on lean kaizen, including VSM, daily management, standard work, cell design, material flow, TPM, SMED, 3P/layout, 5S and visual management.
    • Lean experience from a company with a strong, formal lean business system.
    • Solid lean tool technical skills, project management experience and decision-making capability.
    • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience in a machining/assembly environment.
    • Working knowledge of multiple business functions, including operations, quality, logistics, finance, sales, customer service, engineering, IT and human resources.
    • Experience leading strategy deployment and goal deployment, and developing a site-side lean roadmap with demonstrated results.
    • Experience training and coaching a formal problem-solving methodology.
    • Proven track record leading and coaching week-long kaizen teams with an emphasis on execution.
    • Ability to influence cross-functional site leadership, with excellent written and verbal communication skills; well respected by leadership and associates.
    • Ability to effectively lead and manage change.
    • Hands-on approach.

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