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To facilitate our clients’ Lean Focus Transformation, we help them find top-tier talent to fill key roles within their organization. Below are a few of the positions that we’re currently helping our clients fill. To apply, fill out the form below and one of our Talent Search Experts will review your information.

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Operations Manager

Location: Greater Dallas Area | Minimal Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: marcia.flores@leanfocus.com

Role:

The Operations Manager manages the operations of all production areas to ensure that safety, quality, volume, and cost metrics are achieved. Plans and establishes work schedules, staffing requirements, and production sequences to maximize productivity. Provides production process analysis and makes recommendations on solutions to process improvements. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems Engineering, or related technical discipline, required.
  • MBA or advanced degree in management or professional certification in manufacturing disciplines, preferred.
  • 7 years’ experience in operations for scientific devices, required.
  • 2 years management experience, with a minimum of five direct reports in a manufacturing environment, required.
  • Six Sigma black belt, required.
  • Intermediate knowledge/proficiency in Microsoft Office, Oracle, Ultriva, required.
  • A combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to the qualifications listed above and that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Plant Manager

Location: Multiple | Minimal Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: guy.schiller@leanfocus.com

Role:

The Plant Manager is responsible for overall plant operations. He/ She has direct responsibility of the facility’s safety, quality, delivery, productivity, administrative and financial performance. This is accomplished through leading, directing and managing the subordinate department managers and office staff. The Plant Manager is also responsible for employee development, staffing, project management and annual operating budget preparation and recommendations.
The Plant Manager is the main point of contact between the company’s corporate office and the respective manufacturing location. He/ She works closely with corporate accounting, Human Resources and freight operations. The Plant Manager is responsible for developing the lean culture of the facility and successfully leading the operation by practicing Core Values. This position provides leadership for the facility and sets goals and executes strategies to meet corporate and regional business objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of supervisory/managerial experience in a multi-functional manufacturing environment is required.
  • BS. degree in Engineering/Manufacturing Management is required. An advanced degree would be a definite plus (but not essential), especially if coupled with strong industry experience.
  • Fundamental understanding of organizational relationships and other functional activities (i.e. HR, Finance, QC, etc…) is also required.
  • Working knowledge of LEAN manufacturing techniques, philosophies and problem-solving tools (e.g. TQM, JIT, SPC, Kaizen…) is desirable.
  • Dominant personal traits to perform this job are strong interpersonal and leadership skills. One must have a highly developed ability to effectively communicate and build teamwork in all directions.
  • Must possess ability to think ahead, determine and understand consequences or reaction(s) to a given set of actions, formulate next steps and have ability to execute through given resources while maintaining focus and understanding of the goal by all.
  • A high, yet pragmatical sense of urgency, determination, desire to succeed, refusal to fail and enthusiasm are all necessary attributes.
  • Good listening skills with the ability to interpret, filter and process input leading to sound conclusions and decision making consistent with the company’s core values is also essential.
  • Intelligence and a good problem-solving thought process are very important. Demonstrated open-mindedness, flexibility and a willingness to learn.

General Manager

Location: Shiner, Texas | Minimal
Lean Focus Recruiter: judy.bellamy@leanfocus.com

Role:

The General Manager of Ranch Hand will be tasked with continuing a lean transformation across all operational functions.  This is not limited to manufacturing but applies to sales, engineering, marketing, lean daily management and strategic deployment.  The General Manager of Ranch Hand will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of Kaspar Companies.  Together, with the Ranch Hand executive team, The GM will be responsible for co-developing and maintaining a healthy, vibrant corporate culture centered around lean.  This role will ensure that safety, quality, delivery, productivity, and cost are at the center of all operational decisions and improvement initiatives.  The General Manager will lead the vision of product development and brand positioning in the industry.  The candidate must be a natural leader and enjoy teaching and coaching.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred – Operations Management, Business, Engineering
  • Minimum seven (7) years in a lean/operational leadership role mastering a variety Lean and Growth-related tools such as: Strategy Deployment, Problem Solving, Daily Management, Standard Work
  • Successfully managed budget and/or & P&L in a leadership capacity
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification and/or Qualifications preferred
  • 10+ years of proven change leadership skills and experience leading Lean Transformation
  • Proven experience in a leadership role with demonstrated ability to model the company values and principles, including instilling a high performance, people-driven culture
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels of the organization

Plant Manager

Location: Wausau, WI | Minimal Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: marcia.flores@leanfocus.com

Role:

The Plant Manager is responsible for overall plant operations. He/ She has direct responsibility of the facility’s safety, quality, delivery, productivity, administrative and financial performance. This is accomplished through leading, directing and managing the subordinate department managers and office staff. The Plant Manager is also responsible for employee development, staffing, project management and annual operating budget preparation and recommendations.
The Plant Manager is the main point of contact between the company’s corporate office and the respective manufacturing location. He/ She works closely with corporate accounting, Human Resources and freight operations. The Plant Manager is responsible for developing the lean culture of the facility and successfully leading the operation by practicing Core Values. This position provides leadership for the facility and sets goals and executes strategies to meet corporate and regional business objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of supervisory/managerial experience in a multi-functional manufacturing environment is required.
  • BS. degree in Engineering/Manufacturing Management is required. An advanced degree would be a definite plus (but not essential), especially if coupled with strong industry experience.
  • Fundamental understanding of organizational relationships and other functional activities (i.e. HR, Finance, QC, etc…) is also required.
  • Working knowledge of LEAN manufacturing techniques, philosophies and problem-solving tools (e.g. TQM, JIT, SPC, Kaizen…) is desirable.
  • Dominant personal traits to perform this job are strong interpersonal and leadership skills. One must have a highly developed ability to effectively communicate and build teamwork in all directions.
  • Must possess ability to think ahead, determine and understand consequences or reaction(s) to a given set of actions, formulate next steps and have ability to execute through given resources while maintaining focus and understanding of the goal by all.
  • A high, yet pragmatical sense of urgency, determination, desire to succeed, refusal to fail and enthusiasm are all necessary attributes.
  • Good listening skills with the ability to interpret, filter and process input leading to sound conclusions and decision making consistent with the company’s core values is also essential.
  • Intelligence and a good problem-solving thought process are very important. Demonstrated open-mindedness, flexibility and a willingness to learn.

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