Continuous Improvement Manager (Nswm - CI Manager)

Harbison-Fischer INC Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 months ago

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for managing all facility quality programs and implementation of Continuous Improvement (CI) methods such as Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen to drive out waste and improve productivity including:

  • Responsible for fostering the professional development of facility leads, supervisors, and managers by being a leading, proactive change agent that drives a CI culture.

  • Responsible for improving product quality from process through production by identifying and improving current inspection systems, quality operating procedures, and material and finished goods inspection requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate management team to identify and develop annual improvement plans consistent with and in support of the strategic plan and business operating plan. Identify goals for CI events and potential quantifiable savings.

  • Facilitate the selection, scope, and planning of specific improvement projects.

  • Develop training materials and effectively deliver those materials in a team environment to ensure employees throughout the facility are trained in CI concepts and philosophy.

  • Resolve implementation issues, creating and managing implementation communication. processes, and ensuring consistency of implemented processes and programs throughout facility.

  • Manage and take a lead role in promoting and improving quality processes, expectations, and results.

  • Maintain Standard Work instructions, SOPs and 5S checklists.

  • Develop & carry out Lean training for all employees.

  • Work closely with the GM to understand and improve the business.

  • Develop visual methods to measure improvement and monitor processes.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Must have teaching skills and the ability to teach LEAN manufacturing to various levels of employees.

Sense of urgency and self-motivation; ability to work independently

Ability to motivate employees to achieve results

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Computer literacy with ability to learn new computer software programs

Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present to senior management

Attention to detail with strong organizational skills

Excellent customer service skills

Must be results oriented with a people development affinity; proactive in attacking challenges and confident in setting and achieving stretch goals

Must have proven employee development and team building skills

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology or Management.
  • 4 years of experience related to continuous improvement or similar project management.
  • 5 years working in a manufacturing environment, with at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
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