Lean Operations Manager
Uponor - Apple Valley, MN

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The Lean Manager is responsible for managing plant continuous improvement initiatives to reduce operating costs and improve manufacturing efficiencies. Duties include managing lean projects, Kaizen events, 5S activities, tracking CI reductions, tracking metrics showing efficiency gains and sustainment, setting standard work, and setting leaders standard work.

Detailed Description

- Work with Uponor staff throughout North America to identify and implement continuous improvement efforts/initiatives, value stream efforts/initiatives, Kaizen events, and 5S activities. -

Perform validations for process or efficiency improvements as major changes are implemented; initiating revised standard operating procedures based on changes and coordinating training changes as necessary.

- Document and track all continuous improvement projects as well as results.

- Work with Uponor staff to ensure efficiencies are maintained.

- Establish and maintain effective working relationships within all levels of the organization.

- Assist the Director of Operations with annual planning and goal setting.

- Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned.

- Develop training to deliver the necessary lean tools and coordinate with Uponor staff throughout North America to train the teams in the lean tools that will be used during events.

- Support new technology and new lean manufacturing principles by maintaining the professional competence, knowledge, and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

- Create and Maintain a safe working environment.

- Seeks out opportunities to contribute to the business success through proactive involvement in team initiatives.

Job Requirements

Requires a Bachelor?s Degree preferably in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering (MBA desirable) with a minimum of 5-8+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment, 3-5+ years of CI/lean experience and have had b road exposure to Lean manufacturing with several successful projects completed. P ersonal leadership skills as well as interpersonal and excellent communication skills are required.

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At the core of Uponor isĀ its plastic pipe operations, some 55% of sales, to be precise. The group is a global supplier of plumbing and...