Continuous Improvement Manager

Location: Auburn, Alabama
Date Posted: 02-25-2018
Continuous Improvement Manager - Auburn, AL
- manages the plant’s continuous improvement (CI) effort. 
- (S)he is responsible for championing, developing and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement throughout the plant. 
- The CI Manager is a champion of CI principles, a practitioner of CI and related methodologies, and a coach and trainer to the plant leadership team, supervision, and all plant employees. 


Job Description

  • Own the annual CI plan.  Work with plant leadership to develop and publish it.  Track progress and update as required.
  • Facilitate the plant CI Steering Committee to manage and improve the plant CI program.  Understand the Company CI Framework.  Assess the plant CI maturity to the framework. Identify gaps and plan to improve.  Facilitate improvement programs.  Publish results.  Sustain the improvements.  
  • Lead regular improvement workshops.  Coordinate with plant leadership to identify areas for improvement, facilitate workshops, and involve everyone, improve systems, and effectively sustain the gains.
  • Lead CI training.  Establish, publish, maintain, and update a plant CI training plan.  Facilitate teaching in both the classroom and shop floor environments. 
  • Understand, cultivate, and improve the plant CI culture.  Using a process focus, facilitate the leadership team to establish/improve leader standard work, visual controls, and standard accountability processes.  
  • Facilitate the use of advanced methodologies and tools, including root cause analysis, team problem solving, lean six sigma, A3 problem solving, and other applicable tools.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technology or related field
  • Black or Green Belt Lean Six Sigma Certification preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ leadership or engineering experience in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Minimum two (2) years’ Continuous Improvement/Lean Six Sigma experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of process/continuous improvement tools, methodologies and practices; knowledge of 5S activities and audits
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis
  • Knowledge of statistical data
  • Technical knowledge of mechanics
  • Working knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time
  • Computer skills in MS Windows environment; proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Excel

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