Continuous Improvement Manager
Scope of Position
This position is
responsible for leading the Continuous Improvement initiatives through the
organization. This position will provide leadership, planning, technical
direction, communication and coaching skills to ensure safe production of high
quality products and services to meet customer needs in the most cost effective
the project performance to meet the Business Goals and Objectives set by Senior
Leadership and Direction for Continuous Improvement projects.
guidance on Continuous Improvement Leadership, Philosophy, and Approach and how
to develop a culture of full employee engagement.
Reports to: Director, Quality Control
Division/Department: Operations & Maintenance/Quality Control
Normal office environment. A majority of time is spent in the office,
working at a desk, utilizing standard office equipment, including but not
limited to computer, calculator, test equipment, etc. There will also be travel, site visits, and
shop work required in developing projects.
Continuous Improvement to quantitatively and qualitatively improve costs,
quality, and service. Improve safety, quality, productivity, and delivery in
and educate the organization and implement continuous improvement methodologies
such as 6 Sigma, 5S, Lean or other methods to measure improvement and monitor
processes and others.
product quality while establishing and managing systems for “right first time” performance
and incorporates this philosophy in the continuous improvement teams.
on organization wide issues and inter-department initiatives including developing
synergies and business opportunities to optimize organizational goals.
with Business Unit Leadership Teams to improve processes through the execution
of Kaizen, DMAIC, PDCA, or other improvement methods while also focusing on
in developing strategic action plans toward process change and business
evolution through change strategies including tracking downtime results,
improving data integrity and developing improvement plans based on the data.
and execute events in conjunction with local leadership.
job duties as assigned by their Manager or his/her designee.
Essential Functions, Skills, and Attributes:
Leadership and Management attributes.
an environment that encourages and rewards teamwork and collaboration, both
internally and externally.
problem solver; finding root cause; implementing solutions to solve problems.
team spirit and loyalty to the organization through coaching, motivating, and mentoring.
uses, and is effective with individual and team development tools.
to handle multiple, complex priorities and balance the needs of each according
to business impact.
business and technical skills including cost accounting, operations, and statistics.
expectations, tracks and communicates results, and creates environment for
accountability for results and actions.
information in understandable terms at all levels of the organization and through
and change-oriented Continuous Improvement process skills.
Degree in Engineering or Management Preferred; Lean experience required
of three- years related experience.
with leading teams and able to drive and lead change.
analytical skills, organization, and interpersonal skills.
written and verbal communication skills required.
with various Microsoft software programs including but not limited to Word,
Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and various Continuous Improvement tools.
and SharePoint experience preferred
motivated, self-starter, friendly personality, and good team player.
to travel as requested.
EDF Renewable Energy - 22 months ago