Continuous Improvement Manager

Gates Corp Poplar Bluff , MO 63902

Posted 2 months ago

Driven by Possibility

Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations.

We don't rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers' demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers' operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable. We are Gates.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible to build and drive a continuous improvement culture at the facility level. The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will use Lean and Six Sigma tools to develop, lead and implement projects which improve operational efficiency and deliver savings which improve our profitability, market position, and competitiveness. The CI Manager will help influence the strategy for the Poplar Bluff Manufacturing Plant by identifying projects, implementing solutions, training local employees, transferring best practices, and tracking the monthly reporting of metrics. This role will engage facility leaders and their respective organizations to ensure that continuous improvement strategies are carried out effectively across all areas utilizing Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to assess problems, motivate people, and implement process changes which will result in a new level of sustained, operational effectiveness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned beyond the core functions listed below.
1
20%

Maintain and comply with GPS directives: Includes leading engineering teams to complete lean six sigma projects, maintain current GPS documentation, ensure all value streams comply with GPS reporting and showing improvements.
2
15%

Work with Corporate GPS leadership in establishing metrics and documentation that will monitor plant performance.
3
15%

Responsible for creating a strategic plan and road map to meet goals to improve performance and efficiency in manufacturing.
4
15%

Assist in the design of standardized Work Instruction, processes, policies, systems, and other elements that improve operational excellence.
5
15%

Lead efforts to improve plant metrics in quality, safety, and productivity utilizing CI team for root cause analysis for sustainable results.
6
10%

Work with OE Customers to improve product design that meets manufacturing capability and address quality issues.
7
10%

Work with Corporate engineering on new product launches to hit project deadlines.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Position is responsible for directing work and guiding a team of engineering and technical personnel to achieve plant targets. Daily interaction and direction with team to ensure Gates Production Systems are maintained and followed. Must be able to guide and direct work for technical product specialist that complete curved hose specifications and continuous improvement engineering teams that work to improve plant processes.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Minimum education and experience required:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Preferred type of education and experience:

  • Technical Degree preferred.

  • 8 years manufacturing experience.

  • Working Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma Concepts

  • Experience leading a change management initiative.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Quality tools including Process Flows, PFMEA, Control Plans, Lean Manufacturing concepts, etc.

  • Project management and team leadership.

  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to interact with various levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and implement projects through continuous improvement initiatives, such as Lean and Six Sigma.

  • Ability to interact with various levels of the organization.

  • Ability to build credibility and trust within the organization.

  • Understanding of the broader organization and how this role fits into the strategic plan and overall direction of Gates.

  • Take the initiative to look for and take advantage of opportunities and take independent actions and calculated risk.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please be advised that Gates Corporation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other protected class defined by state or local law.

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SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Position is responsible for directing work and guiding a team of engineering and technical personnel to achieve plant targets. Daily interaction and direction with team to ensure Gates Production Systems are maintained and followed. Must be able to guide and direct work for technical product specialist that complete curved hose specifications and continuous improvement engineering teams that work to improve plant processes.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Minimum education and experience required:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Preferred type of education and experience:

  • Technical Degree preferred.

  • 8 years manufacturing experience.

  • Working Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma Concepts

  • Experience leading a change management initiative.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Quality tools including Process Flows, PFMEA, Control Plans, Lean Manufacturing concepts, etc.

  • Project management and team leadership.

  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to interact with various levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and implement projects through continuous improvement initiatives, such as Lean and Six Sigma.

  • Ability to interact with various levels of the organization.

  • Ability to build credibility and trust within the organization.

  • Understanding of the broader organization and how this role fits into the strategic plan and overall direction of Gates.

  • Take the initiative to look for and take advantage of opportunities and take independent actions and calculated risk.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please be advised that Gates Corporation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other protected class defined by state or local law.

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Continuous Improvement Manager

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