Global Leader, Continuous Improvement
Location: Chicago, IL | 50% Travel (Relocation Available)
Lean Focus Recruiter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in Chicago, James Hardie is a world leader in manufacturing fiber cement products for interior and exterior building construction applications primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Europe.
We invented fiber cement products in the early 1980s as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Our fiber cement products are used in a number of markets, including new residential construction, manufactured housing, repair and remodel and a variety of commercial and industrial applications. James Hardie employs approximately 5,000 people globally and today, the company has revenues totaling approximately $2.7 billion.
Today, James Hardie is the #1 brand leader in every market in which we operate. Since we introduced fiber cement, we have seen our products installed in over 8 million homes worldwide, and we continue to set the standard.
Reporting to the C-suite, the Global Leader, Continuous Improvement is responsible for leading the lean transformation for North America and will ensure the continuation of the global transformation that is in progress. They will build and lead a team that will drive successful implementation of improvement projects across their sites enabling James Hardie to continue to grow and drive profitability. The position will be a strategic business partner to the C-Suite, oversee the implementation of sustainable process improvements enterprise wide, and will be responsible for measuring and reporting results to ensure change initiatives deliver expected business results.
- Minimum of 12 years of lean, six sigma, continuous improvement experience; daily management, strategy deployment, and problem solving in manufacturing environment
- Minimum 10 years’ experience leading continuous improvement teams in manufacturing environment
- Demonstrated proficiency applying Lean principles in a variety of situations
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred
- Advanced degree (MS, MBA) is desirable