The Lean Business System Leader’s primary focus is to standardize, launch, and sustain a continuous improvement system that systematically improves inefficiencies, reduces wastes, and addresses other opportunities requiring improvement as they are identified. The end goal of this system is to provide perfect value to the customer through a value creation process that results in zero waste. This will require a dissemination of lean knowledge, continuous improvement methods, and problem-solving tools. To fulfill these functions, the Lean Business Systems Leader will need to have a strong grasp on gathering, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, and presenting data. This leader must be able to understand the voice of the customer to focus our processes to continuously increase value. In addition, the coordinator will need to possess strong interpersonal skills and be comfortable working with many different people from across various departments, with a strong aptitude for change management.
- Facilitate the reduction of waste and inefficiencies in manufacturing and transactional processes to improve safety, quality, delivery, cost, inventory, and lead-time metrics
- Coordinate, facilitate, and follow-up on kaizen and other continuous improvement events
- Continue to develop and maintain a system for increasing lean knowledge and fostering a continuous improvement mindset across all levels of the organization
- Provide, maintain, and track metrics that measure the effectiveness of the lean and continuous improvement initiatives
- Develop and lead initiatives to drive the organization towards the business’ future state roadmap and aligns with business strategy
- Provide hands-on continuous improvement, metric, process, and change-management training and coaching to all levels of the organization and external suppliers
- Mentor leaders from various departments on ways to encourage their teams to adopt best-practices
- Lead cross-functional project teams consisting of members from all levels of the organization
- Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or related fields
- Lean, Six-Sigma, or other continuous improvement certification or be willing to procure Lean Leader certification (University of Michigan -Maize cert, University of Kentucky, etc.)
- 3+ years of experience as an Industrial Engineer, CI Coordinator, CI Specialist, or similar position within a manufacturing environment
- Knowledge of CI Related Practices including: A3 project planning, 6S, Visual Daily Management, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Transactional Process Improvement, Pull Systems, Plan-For-Every-Part, and Risk Residual Reduction
- Project Management Experience developing project scope based on timeline, budget, and resources.
- 3+ years of using Excel equations and pivot tables (preferred VBA experience as well).