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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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Continuous Improvement Manager

Location: Aurora, Illinois | 10% Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: judy.bellamy@leanfocus.com

Role:

Sonova Holding AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the leading manufacturer of innovative hearing care solutions worldwide. The group operates through its core business brands – Phonak, Unitarian, Advanced Bionics and Connect Hearing – and offers its customers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry – from hearing aids to cochlear implants to wireless communication solutions. Founded in 1947, the company is currently present in over 90 countries across the globe and has a workforce of over 9,000 dedicated employees. It is a public company, traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The Continuous Improvement Manager will provide the leadership, coaching, support and project management to the organization to support the company’s lean transformation. This position will identify areas of potential improvement and work with Department Leaders to realize the improvement potential by using tools that include Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, 5S, Daily Management, Standard Work, Pull Systems and Design for Lean Six Sigma. This position covers the Aurora Distribution Center and will ensure that all improvements implemented are consistent with all Regulatory, Quality, and Corporate Compliance requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (advanced degree helpful).
  • Lean or Six Sigma Black Belt Certified or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Toyota Production System or company with similar system.
  • 7 or more years of experience in Continuous Improvement, with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership role and demonstrated track record of implementation success.
  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills.
  • Must possess strong computer skills with background with ERP/MRP systems (prefer SAP) and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills.

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

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

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

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