For Clients

Top Lean Talent
In Half The Time

When it comes to analyzing Lean talent, resumés only tell half the story. At Lean Focus, we know what true Lean Leaders look like because we’re Lean Leaders ourselves. Our decades of hands-on Lean experience and expertise, combined with our rigorous screening process, enables us to look beyond what’s written and find a slate of grade-A candidates to choose from—so you can accelerate your Lean transformation and build the sustainable high performance culture you desire.

Talent Search Placement Experience:

Private Equity
Professional Services
Test & Measurement

Building Products
Consumer Brands

Medical Devices

Retained Search Partner
Key Word: Partner

To attract top Lean talent, you need more than just a detailed job posting—you need someone to tell your company’s story. That’s where we come in. As your retained search partner, we get to know your organization through-and-through before embarking on a search. By better understanding your company’s history, culture, and current Lean journey, we’re able to paint a clearer, more desirable picture; attracting better candidates, faster.

Past Talent Placements:

CEO | Professional ServicesPresident | Medical DevicesCFO | Medical DevicesCOO | Industrial
General Manager | IndustrialSVP, Lean | Building Products VP, Lean | Building ProductsVP, Operations | Medical Devices
Director, HR | Medical Devices Director, Sales Growth | Medical DevicesDirector, Business Development | SoftwareDirector, Lean | Chemicals
Lean Leader | Packaging Plant Manager | IndustrialMaterials Manager | Industrial TPM Leader | Consumer

Average Time to Fill: 92 Days

Candidate Retention Rate: 97%

Interim Leadership
Immediate Results

While a regular full-time Lean Leader is usually the goal, sometimes you need results now. If your organization could benefit from the Leadership of an experienced Lean executive, we can help. Our list of experienced Lean practitioners is long, and the results they are able to provide are often instant. Get in touch below and we’ll help find the Interim Lean Leader that can help get you where you need to be.

With Interim Leadership Solutions from Lean Focus, we partner you with pre-screened Lean talent for short-term assignments (typically 1 month to 6 months). You pay only a daily rate and avoid paying employee taxes, benefits and insurance. Types of Interim Leadership roles Lean Focus provides:

  • CEO | President
  • COO | EVP | SVP, Operations
  • VP | General Manager
  • VP, Operations
  • VP, Supply Chain
  • VP, Engineering
  • VP, Continuous Improvement
  • Director, Continuous Improvement
  • Director, Operations
  • Director, Supply Chain
  • Plant Manager

“They [Lean Focus] were able to get us candidates that were all superstars, so the hiring process was very easy. The person we hired was a great fit for the team, and has been a positive addition for the company.”
Carlos Cobo

Carlos Cobo | Chief Operations Officer | Justrite Safety Group

“Lean Focus found us our very own Lean Transformation Leader. They worked with us to identify the search parameters, presented qualified candidates, and helped refine the search to ensure we found the right person—and she was exactly what we needed.”
MehdiReza Hirji

MehdiReza Hirji | Vice-President, Portfolio & Program Management | Bio-Rad Laboratories

“Our Lean Focus recruiter was able to fill 3 plant manager positions for me. Sue Lingua worked diligently to understand the individual facility needs, location and culture, and provided multiple qualified candidates. She communicated regularly and worked hard to adjust to our needs and fill our positions with excellent candidates.”
Doug Pence

Doug Pence | Regional Manufacturing Manager | Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

Our Process

GROW™: Gemba-Based Talent Model

Growth Potential

Learning capabilities, flexibility, a positive attitude, a desire to grow, high performance, high emotional intelligence, honesty and a vision for the future.

Results Focus

  • Process Orientation
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Teamwork
  • High Expectations
  • Ownership & Responsibility

Ways of Working

  • Principle-Driven
  • Leads from Front
  • Servant Leadership
  • Lean Tool Knowledge
  • Kaizen Experience

Org Fit

  • Expectations for the Role
  • Source of Inspiration
  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Motivation to Work
  • Reliance on Others

GROW Model

If you want to find better Lean Talent, faster, fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch.

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