Lean Program Leader
Hydro-Gear - Sullivan, IL

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The purpose of this new position is to escalate Lean efforts throughout Hydro-Gear. The successful candidate will: Work with a Steering Team to prioritize efforts; Organize and lead events to make breakthrough process improvements and eliminate wastes; Support continuous improvement teams to systematically improve performance; and Quantify improvements. This is a highly technical position requiring frequent interaction with employees at all levels and locations within the company, suppliers,

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Gather and analyze performance data to identify improvement opportunities.
•Facilitate new ways of thinking into established processes.
•Work directly with process owners and contributors to establish and execute improvement plans.
•Coach and teach teams/individuals to think lean in their roles.
•Advocate for lean improvements throughout the company.
•Facilitate the waste reduction and productivity improvement program.
Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education And/Or Experience
B.A./B.S. Degree from 4 year college or university and 5 years minimum related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Proven change agent - Demonstrated ability to break down tasks, manage, and implement large initiatives.
•Technical mastery of lean tools and methodologies.
•Ability to interact with all levels of the business, exceptionally good listening skills, and able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity.
•Strong analytical (including statistical) and problem solving skills.
•Creative and innovative thinking to challenge current practices across the organization.
•Knowledge of manufacturing and business processes.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office.
•High energy level.

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Hydro-Gear is one of the world's preeminent designers and manufacturers of hydrostatic transmissions.