Randstad Continuous Improvement Manager in Gallatin, Tennessee
Continuous Improvement Manager
salary:$1 - $100,000 per year
date posted:Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Continuous Improvement Manager
Direct Hire Opportunity - Go Permanent with ABC Technologies.
The Continuous Improvement Manager is primarily responsible for leading the development and implementation of continuous improvement projects to improve productivity, reduce waste and deliver cost savings. Using the ABC Production System, this position will support the development of a lean mindset among all employees, thus, improving efficiencies in our operations through continuous improvement and standardized processes.Implement lean continuous improvement manufacturing processes for new products and improve systems for existing customers. Work with all departments and Managers to define the scope of improvement opportunities. All duties are carried out in the spirit of promoting a co-operative work environment where fairness, equity and non-discriminatory practices are the standard.
It is your responsibility and the responsibility of all employees to perform your work safely, with consideration and adherence to legislative requirements and our established health and safety policies and procedures.
Facilitate change management throughout various stages of our lean journey so that continuous improvement and team work become the standard
Using the ABC Production System to support the development of lean mindset among your team which in turn develop the employees.
Conduct assessments of manufacturing operations to provide focused improvement opportunities to increase production efficiencies, eliminate waste, reduce inventory, reduce lead times, increase quality and increase due date performance
Create educational programs to teach CI and Lessons Learned from existing work cells to Business Units and Project Engineers to facilitate long term improvement of manufacturing processes
Develop benchmarks, measurements, quantifiable benefits and track progress
Share accountability for improvements in operational efficiencies
Lead cross functional teams to implement continuous flow manufacturing and pull systems, 5S improvement, standard work, setup reduction, value stream mapping exercises, TPM implementation, visual s-standards
Utilize value stream mapping to identify and eliminate waste
Assist in the development and implementation of site-specific process improvement goals and targets.
Assist site managers in completing annual reports and audit worksheets
Assist in coordination of CI/Cost Reduction initiatives
Coordinates CI tools, techniques and information; may respond to questions from operators, Team leaders, CI champions, managers and customers.
Assist in cost reduction proposals for yearly cost reduction targets.
Compiles communication on issues and its resolution.
Communicates with Operators, Team Leaders, CI Champions, Managers, and ABC Group Inc. on work assignments
Tracks and reports performance to plan on various CI projects.
Assists in distributing appropriate reports to others for analysis and corrective action.
Compiles reports and procedure manuals as needed.
Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Good understanding and extensive exposure to lean principles
Certification in Six Sigma Black Belt
Experience in coaching and training of lean principles and continuous process improvement
Ability to develop credibility with employees and management
Strong time management, multi-tasking and all round communication skills
A self-starter who is productive, takes initiative and seeks opportunities for improvement
An enthusiastic and energetic promoter of our lean philosophy
A strategic thinker
Ability to grasp technical concepts quickly
Well-organized, attentive to details, works well with minimal supervision
Flexibility to travel locally between GTA plants and internationally as required
Black Belt Certification
2-3 years experience in the automotive/manufacturing industry. Knowledge of design, development and manufacturing processes.
Engineering Technologist or equivalent diploma, with experience in lean manufacturing would be considered an asset.
Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD
To be considered, please email your resume to email@example.com.
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