Our client, a leading global manufacturer of components and systems for the automotive industry is currently searching for a Continuous Improvement Manager to deliver operational improvements and lead the journey of the Lean initiative, driving operational excellence and creating a Continuous Improvement culture.
The Continuous Improvement Manager will serve as a leader of change and innovation and will be responsible for developing and facilitating a wide variety of improvement initiatives, workshops, and projects utilizing lean techniques such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Single Minute Exchange of Die, 8-D, Problem Solving, and Value Analysis. In addition, this role will create and deliver training materials along with motivating and developing managers, supervisors, team leaders, and associates on Continuous Improvement techniques; including one-on-one mentoring as needed. As the Continuous Improvement Manager, you will create a culture that supports disciplined & systematic process management, deliver sustainable cultural & behavioural changes across the business, and establish measurement systems where needed to identify opportunities and to quantify implemented improvements.
This role requires a creative individual with strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent mathematical, problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills. As the successful candidate, you will be detail and results oriented, able to effectively prioritize activities as well as interpret and explain policies and procedures, and have a strong customer focus.
Bachelors degree; Industrial Engineering preferred
7-10 years experience in automotive process engineering
5+ years experience in Continuous Improvement strongly preferred
Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification is strongly preferred
Proven understanding & successful application of Continuous Improvement tools and methodologies including Lean and Six Sigma
Ability to handle projects with multiple workstreams
Proven & effective facilitation, leadership, mentoring, and training skills
Ability to define goals, metrics, and levels of success for internal/external customers
Proven execution of change management within an organization