Lean Expert - Associated Spring, Milwaukee
Barnes Group, Inc. - Milwaukee, WI

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Barnes Group Inc.Associated Spring, Milwaukee,WI has an exciting career opportunity for a dynamic individual to play an integral role in driving and supporting our business goals and objectives as a Lean Expert. The right candidate should have a proven track record of leadership and building collaborative teams, to bring about results. He or she will serve as the primary resource for supporting the site/division in its Lean Enterprise transformation and conduct programs to accomplish change initiatives and integrate them into the culture. This opportunity will provide visibility to leadership at the local, strategic business unit and global segment level and can lead to future career growth and development opportunities based upon performance and execution of assigned goals. If you are a high-energy individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, please submit your name for further consideration.

Corporate Values: Integrity, Empowerment, Emotional Intelligence, Collaboration, Competitiveness, Continuous Improvement, Workplace Fairness, and Globalization

Required Skills

Core Responsibilities include:
Models, fosters and drives the Lean Enterprise transformation within the site. In alignment with strategic growth initiatives executes on continuous improvement programs to support the local business goals & objectives. Obtains all necessary assistance to assure effective implementation.

In collaboration with the local champion supports the Lean transformation helping to execute to plan and continually communicate how the local goals align with the business unit strategy.

Effectively influences and is able to handle the “gray” and to mobilize various levels of the organization to move forward strategic and tactical change and keep on-going pulse on progress through virtual environment, technology and tools.

Educates employees on Lean tools and techniques helping to form a culture of continuous improvement and learning.

Facilitates Lean training programs, Kaizen events and other Lean Enterprise initiatives. Assesses, coaches and provides constructive feedback to teams in order to strengthen the lean competency within the local sites.

Coordinates and synchronizes site level Lean Enterprise goals and initiatives with those of the strategic business unit overall objectives. Provides documentation of results and benefits achieved.

Shares best practices with local sites and fellow Lean practitioners in the organization. Documents lessons learned and incorporate it into local sites as appropriate. Leverages relationships to seek other Barnes lessons learned from colleagues and Strategic Business Unit Lean leaders to increase efficiencies.

Expected travel < 20%.

Relocation will be considered.

Required Experience

Minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of manufacturing services experience with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory role preferred. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience driving continuous improvement projects preferred.

Experience as a team member implementing change in a manufacturing or services environment preferred.

Impeccable integrity; emotional intelligence, strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization.

Acknowledges the changing business environment and is comfortable to change. An ability to persuade others through communication and fact based information.

A basic understanding of key business drivers and goals.

Emotionally intelligent change agent able to facilitate and manages change effectively and acts with a sense of urgency to drive results.

Highly motivated and results-oriented self-starter with the desire and potential for future growth opportunities.

Bachelor’s degree required. Lean and/or Six Sigma training/certification preferred. MS or MBA strongly preferred.

At Barnes Group Inc., career development is a shared responsibility in which all employees are encouraged to develop, improve, and enhance their skills and professional growth to support our business objectives.

About this company
Barnes Group Inc. (Barnes Group) is an international aerospace and industrial components manufacturer and logistical services company...