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Top Lean Talent
In Half The Time

To effectively analyze Lean talent, you need to understand Lean itself. And here, Lean is our focus. Our experienced Talent Solutions team works hand-in-hand with Lean practitioners, day-in and day-out, which enables them to identify which candidates have the critical competencies, character traits, leadership capabilities, and skill-sets it takes to lead a successful Lean Transformation. By focusing on the qualities that truly matter, we’re able to consistently deliver best-in-class candidates, quickly.

Industry 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 a partner who can tell your company’s story. That’s where we come in. As your retained search partner, we’ll get to know your organization and it’s needs 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—getting you the Lean talent you need to transform your business for good.

Placement Experience:

Chief Executive OfficerVice President of OperationsGeneral Manager
Chief Operating OfficerDirector of Sales GrowthPlant Manager
Senior Vice President of LeanDirector of Business DevelopmentMaterials Manager
Vice President of LeanDirector of LeanLean Leader

Average Time to Fill: 92 Days

Candidate Retention Rate: 97%

Organization & Talent
Perfectly Aligned

To build a continuous improvement culture, your organization’s strategy and the talent responsible with executing on it need to be perfectly aligned. To accomplish this, we offer two solutions—effective separately but, when used together, will truly accelerate your Lean Transformation.

  1. Organization and Talent Readiness (OTR): We’ll assess organizational structure, engagement levels, workforce competency & capabilities, and more. This helps you align your organization with its Lean strategy, and identify where there may be critical talent gaps.
  2. Talent Search & Integration: With knowledge of your business needs in-hand, we use our Lean expertise to source, qualify, and integrate the right people, with the right skills, in the right positions—faster.

“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.

Interim Leadership
Immediate Impact

While a permanent 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 senior-level 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.


  • Blue-Chip Lean Talent
  • More Than 50,000 Contacts
  • Extensive Lean Affiliations
  • Interim Leadership Capabilities


  • Prioritize Critical Role Requirements
  • Analyze Functional Competencies
  • Assess Leadership Qualities
  • Examine Past CI Results


  • Lean Experience & Training
  • Client Roster of World-Class Companies
  • 97% Lean Leader Retention Rate

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