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Regional Lean Director

Location: Atlanta, GA | 50% Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: sue.lingua@leanfocus.com

Role:

The Lean Director be based in Atlanta and be responsible for developing and deploying Lean and Continuous Improvement program at sites on the East coast. They will collaborate heavily with senior leadership on determining long-term Lean programs for the organization. The right candidate will be responsible for leading daily Continuous Improvement transformation processes onsite and regionally, as well as implementing strategy deployment process (Hoshin) and training employees on Toyota style Lean principles and continuous improvement methods.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leading Lean/CI transformation efforts onsite and regionally; acting as an agent for lean culture change.
  • Developing the Lean training curriculum in collaboration with senior leadership team
  • Building and rolling out on-the-job and classroom-based education of Toyota style lean principles, methods and tools.
  • Facilitates and implements strategy deployment (Hoshin) process in concert with regional executive team and stands up lean daily management in regional sites.
  • Influencing cross-functionally without formal authority; mentoring and coaching executive leadership teams, peers and front-line leaders on ongoing Continuous Improvement activities
  • Collaborates on development of leadership standard work as key enabler in building lean culture foundation
  • Builds and facilitates Kaizen Opportunity Funnel and event calendar for Region
  • Facilitating Kaizen events (VSM, 5S, TPI, Standard Work, Problem-Solving Process, Growth Tools, etc.) and ensuring sustainment through proper pre-work planning and post-work follow-up
  • Performing value stream analysis and gathering data for Kaizen events, Rapid Improvement Projects, Business Process Improvement events
  • Developing, training, and auditing Standard Work
  • Communicating updates, activities, and value creation data to senior leadership and key stake holders.

Required Qualifications

  • BS or BA Degree; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of experience focused on Toyota-style Lean and Continuous Improvement methods, Kaizen events, A3/problem solving processes, Hoshin/X-Matrix, TPI and Business Process Improvement methods, Standard Work, Lean Daily Management, Leadership Standard Work, Growth Tools and other lean tools.
  • Minimum 5 years in Lean leadership influencer role.
  • Minimum five (5) years in a lean/operational leadership role
  • Experience collaborating with executive-level leaders on strategy deployment and X-Matrix implementation
  • Demonstrated results achieved through application of Toyota/Lean Methodologies
  • Strong data analytics skills for RCCA and problem-solving
  • Comfortable with working independently with limited direction; self-starter
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • General computer skills and advanced MS Office Suite experience

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.

Vice President, Operations

Location: Broomfield, CO | 40% Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: sue.lingua@leanfocus.com

Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for operations at four plants for the NoTrax and Checkers Safety Group that generate more than $110MM in annual revenues, including sustaining engineering, quality, production control, logistics, and purchasing. The VP Operations will drive long-term manufacturing strategy and Continuous Improvement/Lean implementation at each site to improve KPI’s. They will be responsible for the long-term objectives for the operations, including integrating newly acquired businesses to match corporate goals.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Since 1906, Justrite has been recognized as an industry leader in the safe management of flammable liquids and other hazardous materials. Today our products include safety cabinets and large outdoor storage buildings, safety vessels and containers for laboratory and industrial applications, spill containment, secondary spill containment, safety showers and eye/face washes, gas cylinder handling equipment, and a range of custom engineered solutions.

Justrite Safety Group is a growing family of industrial safety companies. Together we protect workers, workplaces and the environment with a comprehensive range of industrial safety solutions. All Justrite Safety Group portfolio companies are united by deep safety knowledge, long experience, and a commitment to protecting people, property and the planet.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead plants with a focus on safety and a process-driven approach
  • Accountable for establishing a Lean culture and implementation of key Continuous Improvement tools (one-piece flow, Lean Daily Management, standard work, SMED, Kanban, pull system, Problem Solving Process/A3 thinking etc.).
  • Developing and executing manufacturing optimization plan
  • Supporting integration of newly acquired businesses according to company standards around safety, quality, delivery, cost, productivity, and inventory turn
  • Developing strategy around OTD, capital utilization, labor and material efficiencies, and engineering effectiveness; setting long-term objectives for the business
  • Collaborating to ensure coordination on global projects for material sourcing and regional manufacturing expansion
  • Managing KPIs and other metrics around quality, productivity, purchasing, material usage, logistics, labor productivity, warehouse cost, and freight management
  • Recruiting, training, and developing employees
  • Managing and approving budgets

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering, Business, or Management
  • MBA preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in operations management
  • Minimum 7 years of experience with Lean and Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Certification
  • Proven experience implementing lean methodologies including Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving Process/A3, SMED, TPM, Standard Work, Kaizen, 5S, etc.
  • Experience with developing a Lean implementation roadmap and rollout
  • Previous multi-site operations management experience desired
  • Ability to operate both tactically and strategically
  • Defining future direction of the organization; foster culture of change with a hands-on management style
  • Experience with manufacturing optimization and footprint analysis
  • Experience working in a team environment preferably with a small to medium size company
  • Ability to travel as needed between plants
  • Experience in the injection molding and foam molding industry a plus
  • International experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • General computer skills and advanced MS Office Suite experience

Plant Manager

Location: Williamsport, PA | Minimal Travel

Lean Focus Recruiter: sue.lingua@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 company 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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