The Continuous Improvement Specialist will be responsible for implementation of lean manufacturing concepts. The CI specialist will develop, implement, and maintain the sites overall continuous improvement operating system. They provide leadership, mentoring, and training to all levels and functions of operations on the use and practice of Lean & Kaizen methodology and tools, (DMAIC, Quick Changeover, Root Cause Analysis, etc.) Utilizing best practices, the CI specialist assesses, prioritizes, and guides the analysis of existing processes and drives process improvement across the organization. They must be able to facilitate and lead teams in developing and analyzing all process improvement techniques and methodologies in order to achieve organizational excellence.
Coach leaders in the application of lean concepts and tools
Gathering and analyzing performance data and charts against defined goals.
Facilitate and support training on Green Belt, 5S, Lean, Standard Work, Visual Management, etc.
Manage value stream improvements using project management skills
Lead improvement initiatives through quarterly reviews, kaizen events, coaching, and/or facilitating project reviews
Implement / facilitate Tier Accountability system at respective site
Advise continuous improvement team members through best practice sharing
Constant pursuit and elimination of waste in all critical processes
Be an advocate for continuous improvement, bringing together staff of different disciplines and promote ideas for improvements and insight.
Must navigate manufacturing and office environments with ease, soliciting buy-in, and participation at all levels of the organization
Able to partner with site quality team to drive improvements and process adherence
Manage overall 5s program
Skills and Attributes needed:
Communicate effectively both internally and externally.
Strong leadership and team building skills.
Able to drive and lead change within the organization
Strong understanding of root cause problem solving (6 sigma, lean, etc)
Application experience using DMAIC methods
Understanding of strategy deployment a plus
Analytical, excellent attention to detail, flexible and adaptable to change.
Positive attitude, self-motivated, ability to multitask and set priorities.
Able to operate under pressure and to meet deadlines.
Experience and Qualifications:
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience within manufacturing.
Commercial and / or digital printing is a plus.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Engineering or Business.
Experience from a multi-unit, domestic or international company.
Project Management experience. .
Green Belt, Black Belt, or Lean Expert certification a plus
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