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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Gast Manufacturing
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Job Description:

If you're looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you've found it. Whether you're an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

  • Lead and facilitate the successful implementation of Continuous Improvement (CI) with sustaining impact to drive business performance.
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing process improvements in both manufacturing and office areas. Focus areas for improvements are: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Growth/Innovation. This individual will direct, coordinate, and actively participate in the continuous process improvement process.
  • Position will lead the training of Lean principles (5S, RIE/Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, 80/20, Standard Work, Transactional Process Improvements, Quick Changeover, Material Kanban, Variation Reduction/Six Sigma, Quality, etc.).
  • Demonstrate effective leadership by driving strong engagement through positive employee relations, integrity, talent development, accountability, and safety/ergonomics.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Subject Matter Expert (SME) and trainer of CI tools (Mixed Model Lean, Six Sigma, SIOP,
      Sourcing, GDP, and KPIs).
    • Works to grow revenue & profit by delivering strong operational performance (SQDC).
    • Utilize 80/20 method & Lean Mfg. & Six Sigma tools drive focus on the critical few items that will yield the highest impact to the organization.
    • Establish CI Roadmap that deploys actions to achieve strategic goals.
    • Drives consistency and effective adoption of CI deployment in all areas.
    • Implement problem solving principles to identify root cause and corrective actions
    • Will help develop and maintain operational excellence and Quality KPI's and countermeasures
    • Hands on participant of the Continuous Improvement/Kaizen processes by leading Rapid
      Improvement Events (RIE's).
    • Support Goal Deployment Action Plans and improvement targets for the enterprise.
    • Drive sustainable and consistent quality processes throughout Gast/JUN-AIR with sound root
      cause analysis and countermeasures.
      • Build trust and credibility by leading by example.
      • Create regular communications with the value stream and vertical businesses (clear direction, regular updates on events/decisions, and accountability for achieving & sustaining RIE results).

        Education and Experience Requirements:
        • Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, business, engineering discipline, or technical degree. Advance degree preferred.
        • 8+ years of production experience and 4 years of managerial experience.
        • Strong continuous improvement background with knowledge of 5S, Kaizen, Lean and Value Stream Mapping
        • Hands on responsibility for manufacturing product quality.
        • Six Sigma Greenbelt Preferred.
        • Working knowledge of CI tools (Mixed Model Lean, Six Sigma, SIOP, Sourcing, GDP, and KPIs).
        • Salary base range for this role is $85k-100k.

          Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

          IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Keywords: Gast Manufacturing, Eau Claire , Continuous Improvement Manager, Executive , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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