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Continuous Improvement Leader (2 Positions)

Continuous Improvement Leader

Location: Harrisonville, Missouri AND Logan, New Jersey | 10% Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: guy.schiller@leanfocus.com

Role:
ADS is a leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions. Their innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. They have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging their national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and their manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, they operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers. In July, 2014 they became a public company traded on the NYSE®.

The CI Leader is a member of the corporate CI team and reports directly to the Corporate CI Manager and indirectly to the Regional Manufacturing Manager. They lead the company CI initiatives at one or more manufacturing locations. The ideal candidate will have significant and relevant direct manufacturing experience using and leading continuous improvement tools, systems, and methodologies. Plastics experience preferred. The candidate must be a proven shop floor leader that has experience leading 5S, Kaizen events, Standard Work, Visual Management, TPM, Changeovers, problem solving, A3 and value stream maps and related process improvement methodologies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Business, Engineering or Operations Management preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification and/or Qualifications.
  • Previous Danaher, Fortive or IDEX experience preferred.
  • 10+ years of proven change leadership skills and experience leading cultural change to a Lean environment.
  • Positive and self-motivated attitude with proven determination and passion to manage projects, maintain KPI’s, and see problems through to resolution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to relate to people at all levels of the organization, including diverse cultures.
  • Ability to analyze data, draws conclusions, make recommendations, and present findings.
  • Demonstrated ability to model the corporate values and principles, including instilling a high performance, people-driven culture.
  • A high level of accuracy with strong attention to detail and quality of work is required.
  • Prefer a background with asset management and total productive maintenance (TPM).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).

Distribution, Logistics Manager

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Distribution, Logistics Manager

Location: Greater Pittsburgh Area | No Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: Judy.Bellamy@leanfocus.com

Role:

Reporting to the Vice President of Supply Chain,  the Distribution Manager is responsible for overseeing all warehouse operations and functions including receiving, order picking, packing, shipping, transportation, and inventory management in North America and International and will be responsible for managing a team of Distribution Supervisors ensuring Inventory accuracy throughout the warehouse.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5 years previous warehouse operations management experience
  • Prior experience in managing a transportation TL, LTL Carriers, Intermodal, and Parcel desired
  • Prior experience in a union environment desired
  • Microsoft Office experience required

Environment, Health and Safety Manager

Environment, Health and Safety Manager

Location: Wellsburg, West Virginia | No Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: Judy.Bellamy@leanfocus.com

Role:

  • Administer the safety policy to minimize the number of incidents, accidents, and injuries.
  • Establish target areas and long-range incident/accident prevention and cost control objectives including working with the HR Manager to reduce worker’s compensations costs.
  • Lead the Safety Committee and other employee involvement initiatives to achieve organizational safety goals.
  • Maintain a system for reporting, monitoring, and correcting safety problems.
  • Review incident reports using these systems to help determine what corrective actions need to be taken to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Owns and administers the Workers’ Compensation program.
  • Serve as the interface for dealing with and solving issues with monitoring agencies such as OSHA, NIOSH, EPA, state regulatory groups and etc.
  • Participates in formal inspections of plant safety and issues a report to the monitoring agency to formally document corrective actions taken; involving both Operations and HR.
  • Develop a baseline of safe work performance expectations and work practices by conducting job safety and hazard analysis, encouraging prompt accident/incident reporting and providing guidance to supervisors for corrective action.
  • Investigate injuries to identify the root cause and complete companywide Safety Alerts.
  • Ensure that all areas are inspected for any conditions that pose potential problems and make recommendations for major projects and procedures that implement and maintain safety measures throughout the entire organization.
  • Maintain the Safety Library by surveying and keeping current on all relevant topics to ensure ongoing preparedness on topics related to safety improvement and hazard prevention.
  • Monitor and control industrial hygiene related to the long-term effects of factors such as chemical exposure, noise, lighting, heat, humidity, and etc.
  • Ensure the appropriate Emergency Equipment is made available: CPR kits, AED’s, eyewash, etc.
  • Communicate safety activities and results to the workforce and conduct safety orientation for new employees to ensure compliance with company safety practices.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety engineering, industrial technology, or related field.
  • 3 + years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.
  • Basic Mathematic logic and reasoning.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Comfortable presenting to all levels of employees and management on safety metrics and initiatives.
  • Ability to write and update safety procedures.

Vice President, Lean Business Systems

Vice President, Lean Business Systems

Location: Denver, Colorado | Minimal Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: guy.schiller@leanfocus.com

Role:

Prologis is the global leader in logistics real estate. We own, manage and develop high-quality properties in the world’s most vibrant centers of commerce, almost 800 million square feet in 19 countries. Some of the world’s largest brands (e.g., Amazon, BMW, DHL, FedEx, Pepsi) turn to us because they know an efficient supply chain will make their businesses run better, and a strategic relationship with Prologis will create competitive advantage. As the top ranked U.S. company and sixth overall among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, we take our global footprint seriously. For the last 30 plus years we’ve been building a world class real estate company.   Over the last few years we’ve worked to create products and services for our customers driven by our scale. We are looking to the future with innovation outside of core business, driven by our customers.

Prologis is looking to hire their first VP of Lean Business Systems to design, adopt, and execute lean methodologies across the enterprise.

The Prologis Business Systems team will be an integral part of the way they run their business for the long-term. With a focus on creating, supporting, and assisting the improvement efforts tied to the company’s most critical business processes; primarily in the innovation, commercial, and operations functions. Through analyzing processes, diagnosing operational challenges, and implementing process changes, the Business System Office will drive continuous improvement and breakthrough performance that will continue to shape company culture and brand.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for impact on results and culture by establishing standards, institutionalizing management processes, and adopting consistent problem-solving methods. As the architect of Prologis’ Business System, this leader will build an action plan to identify opportunities and implement tools and processes such as; the lean resource headcount model, the project funnel prioritization process, etc. which will ultimately define the lean culture and activities. This will require significant change management to effectively embed throughout the growing organization and a strong knowledge of system solutions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum seven (7) years in a lean/operational leadership role
  • Minimum of ten (10) years mastering a variety Lean and Growth-related tools such as: Strategy Deployment, Problem Solving, Daily Management, Standard Work, and VSM/Process Mapping, System solutions
  • Ideally built and/or designed business system for global organization
  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations
  • Familiarity with various real estate investment trusts
  • Excellent time and project management
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and are not hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities
  • Exceptionally strong in both quantitative and qualitative analysis and demonstrate superior communication skills to constituents across the business
  • Six-Sigma Black Belt or other relevant Lean certification, or higher strongly desired
  • Successfully managed multi-million-dollar budget and/or P&L

Continuous Improvement Manager, Growth

Continuous Improvement Manager, Growth

Location: Irvine, CA
Lean Focus Recruiter: judy.bellamy@leanfocus.com

Role:
Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives. Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

The Continuous Improvement Manager, Growth is responsible for driving successful implementation of process improvement projects enabling Bio-Rad to continue rapid growth and drive profitability. The position will oversee the implementation of sustainable process improvements of mainly non-manufacturing workflows within the Division and will be responsible for measuring and reporting results to ensure change initiatives deliver expected business results. He/She will be the custodian of action items, will keep the organization focused on the right objectives, and will drive commitment and drive the ongoing value of Continuous Improvement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of continuous improvement experience; value stream mapping, kaizen, daily management, strategy deployment, and problem solving.
  • Preferred industry experience in IVD or similar regulated environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency applying growth principles in a variety of situations.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Advanced degree (MS, MBA) is desirable
  • Project management training and certification (e.g., PMP) desired.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in leading process improvement projects in high growth environment.
  • Proficient in non-manufacturing improvement methodologies in the areas of growth and commercialization; customer care and technical support and product development.
  • Excellent communication skills; comfortable in front of all levels of the organization, as well as external customers.
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Experience using process improvement and project management tools.
  • Capable of working independently under ambiguous and/or changing conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently in a high-impact position, with deadline and resource constraints.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate across disciplines and integrate all aspects of business as they impact development projects, including negotiation of scope, roles and responsibilities, specifications, timelines, and resources up, across, and down in the organization

Director, Mirion Business System Office

Director, Mirion Business System Office

Location: Hartford, Connecticut or Atlanta, Georgia or Marseilles, France | 50% Travel
Lean Focus Recruiter: slingua@hire-logic.com

Role:

The Director, Mirion Business System Office is a new position. This leader will be responsible for instituting the corporate lean business system office refreshing the Mirion Business System and executing the enterprise wide lean transformation for Mirion.

A Lean Business System will be an integral part of the way we run our business for the long-term. The Mirion Business System Office (MBSO) will focus on creating, supporting, and assisting the improvement efforts tied to the company’s most critical business processes; primarily in the innovation, commercial, and operations functions. Through analyzing processes, diagnosing operational challenges, and implementing process changes, the Mirion Business System Office will drive continuous improvement and breakthrough performance ultimately shaping company culture and brand.

The goal is to positively impact results and culture by operationalizing strategy, establishing standards, institutionalizing daily management processes, and adopting consistent problem-solving methods. As the steward of the Mirion Business System (MBS), this leader will build the Mirion Business System Office, and an action plan to identify opportunities and implement standardized tools and processes across all global divisions. This would include the following: strategy deployment and operational review cadence, market driven strategy process, the lean resource staffing model, the project funnel prioritization process, etc. which will ultimately define the lean culture and activities. This will require significant change management to effectively embed throughout the global organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or BA Degree; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum seven years in a lean/operational leadership role
  • Minimum of seven years mastering a variety Lean and Growth-related tools such as: Strategy Deployment, Problem Solving, Daily Management, Standard Work, and VSM/Process Mapping
  • Ideally built and/or designed a lean business system for a global organization
  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a general manager’s perspective
  • Excellent time and project management
  • Technical Expertise – Possess the technical skills necessary to be credible; must have significant practitioner experience in Growth & Lean tools and processes
  • Proven ability to bring order and structure to function and organization quickly
  • Demonstrated successful leadership and proficiency in building and implementing lean business system/practices for global manufacturing organization (in a variety of situations)
  • Strategic mindset with hands-on approach
  • Strong commercial focus on customer and end user experience

Plant Manager

Plant Manager

Location: Norcross, Georgia | Minimal
Lean Focus Recruiter: judy.bellamy@leanfocus.com

Role:
ITW Polymers Sealants North America, Inc. offers expanded sealants solutions to various industries and its key markets including construction (roofing, surfacing, metal building, and fenestration), aerospace composites and wind energy. Our brands with a proven history of success include ERSystems®, Permathane®, Tacky Tape®,  STA’-PUT®, Pacific Polymers®, Acryl-R®, Miracle®, and Elastek®. The ERSystems, Schnee-Morehead, and TACC business units are combined to form ITW Polymers Sealants North America, Inc. Effective April 1, 2013, the aforementioned business units are one legal entity. ITW Polymers Sealants North America, Inc. has five facilities operating in Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Arizona and California. The division headquarters is located in Irving, TX.

ITW Polymers Sealants is searching for a dynamic Plant Manager to lead and oversee the plant activities of our Norcross, GA tape manufacturing facility. The position will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance and will ensure that plant objectives are attained in a cost-effective manner that is consistent with quality requirements. In addition, the position will be accountable for driving productivity improvements through effective change management.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experienced in 80/20 methodologies
  • 5 years’ experience in plant leadership position
  • 7 years’ experience with lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques
  • Participative management type – advocates team concept
  • Experience in successfully driving change and productivity improvement through effective change management practices
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive – but able to recognize and support the organization’s preferences and priorities

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