• Manager, Continuous Improvement

    Posting Date 3 weeks ago(10/3/2018 2:44 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-5410
    Job Location(s)
    Bloomington IN United States
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Company
    Cook Inc.
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    The primary purpose of the Continuous Improvement Manager, is to analyze production utilizing problem solving methodologies, analyze data & write project charters, train and mentor employees in lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma, partner with manufacturing leadership and manages day-to-day operations and provide direction to the functional team.

    Responsibilities


    • Coach, teach, mentor team members, assess results of changed processes, document results via data analysis and written project summaries, communicate results to team members and stakeholders.
    • Analyze production utilizing problem solving methodologies to identify root causes and develop appropriate solutions.
    • Develop and track KPI's (key performance indicators).
    • Review various processes to determine opportunities for improvement & optimization.
    • Conduct root cause analysis utilizing Lean tools to identify waste reduction.
    • Analyze data & write project charters to create rapid improvement plans.
    • Conduct time studies to develop efficient process flow and increase productivity.
    • Train and mentor employees in Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma, helping them to understand, embrace, and utilize those skills and further grow a culture of continuous improvement.
    • Attend, present and provide data for meetings to include project updates and reviews.
    • Lead Continuous Improvement Team and Activities in supporting Manufacturing and Engineering Initiatives. 
    • Partner with Manufacturing Leadership in driving 6S, Standard Work, Daily Management and Improvement Activities.
    • Partner with Leadership to provide coaching on strategic direction and change management initiatives.
    • Drive Initiatives that meet and exceed deliverables of Performance Metrics.
    • Must maintain all training requirements for the position, while seeking out opportunities for continuous development and growth.
    • Adhere to the Quality Management System and its processes to meet FDA 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, and other applicable regulatory requirements.
    • Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization.
    • Must strictly adhere to safety requirements.
    • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
    • Must maintain company quality and quantity standards.
    • Must have effective communication skills, which may include oral or written
    • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal
    supervision.
    • Ability to remain calm and receptive in fast paced situations.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Operations Management or experience of such kind and amount as to provide a comparable background.

    • Minimum 10 years leadership experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience leading change initiatives.

    • Minimum 10 years demonstrated experience with Lean, Six Sigma, 5S, or other improvement methodologies preferred.

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook; Livelink, Business Objects preferred.

    • Ability to understand the overall and detailed functions of a business software application, statistical software such as Minitab is a plus.

     

    Physical Requirements:

    • Works under general office environment conditions, as well as ability to routinely walk the production floor to observe processes
    • Proper attire/clothing and personal protective equipment/clothing as required within Controlled Production Areas

    • Occasionally required to lift up to 20 pounds.

    • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, subject to reasonable accommodation requirements under the ADA

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