Continuous Improvement Manager

  • Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Business Operations and Management - Operations

Uses Project management knowledge, process improvement methods, and Lean and Six Sigma principles to identify and complete projects and initiatives. Works directly with quality and engineering teams as well as senior leadership and managers to ensure that our continuous improvement systems and tools are used and maintained to meet and accelerate business improvement initiatives; works closely with Regional Cont Improvement leader to drive Six Sigma and Lean initiatives to improve performance and customer satisfaction.

Individual will lead workshops and deploy the appropriate metrics and management routines resulting in key performance indicator improvements. Contributes to Strategic planning at the plant level and is the ambassador of of Continuous Improvement culture on site and in related company areas. Plans the plants 12 months rolling lean implementation plan based on the strategic plan and contributes to the CI network development, ensuring 2 way communication through the CI organization. Leads process improvement initiatives and redesigns projects that enable the company to reach the next level of best in class operations. Focused on the used of metrics and data to drive project focus.

Bachelors degree (preferred Engineering or Business, advanced degree a plus)
Minimum three years of project facilitation experience.
Lean manufactirng and deplyment experience (deployement preferred)
Comfortable training on methodologies at all levels of the organization, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Facilitation and interpersonal communication, presentation and written and verbal skills.
Proven ability to coachm mentor, and energize team members.
Knowledge of the full deployment of Lean Culture, as well as uynderstanding of Lean Principles such as Value Stream Mapping, Just-In-Time.
Demand Flow, Single Piece Flow, Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen, SPC, Six Sigma and
Communication Tools, and Statistical Problem Solving
Thorough understanding of lean tools such as standardized work, 5S, SMED, TPM, Kanban, MIFA, Error Proofing and etc.
Thorough understanding of the DMAIC methodology Analytical skills including key statistical methods commonly used in Six Sigma

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