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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.

Plant Manager

Location: Greater Charlotte Area, and Greater Philadelphia Area | 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.

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

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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