Collaborate with Management to establish and manage a portfolio of process improvement projects that support safety, quality and business objectives of the facility.
Responsible for process improvements related to safety, quality and/or productivity.
Identify impactful, high value process improvement projects and prioritize the projects to achieve objectives.
Properly resource the improvement projects for timely completion. This includes identifying and deploying project leaders, team members and financial support as required by the improvement project.
Manage multiple improvement projects and ensure all projects are properly planned and tracked through sustainment of improvements.
Identify and remove barriers to team progress.
Provide coaching to project leaders and teams to ensure that proper problem-solving techniques are used, and robust solutions are implemented.
Motivate teams to drive change and achieve results.
Ensure that project team members receive review and feedback on their performance.
Document and communicate status of projects in the portfolio on a regular basis.
To management: In Que, Active and Completed
To employees throughout facility: Complete
Actively engage and support all safety, quality and business initiatives to ensure changes are deployed using best practices. Includes line changes, new equipment and processes. Maintain the capacity to conduct improvement projects within the facility.
Manage the training of employees to support a continuous improvement culture.
Maintain inventory of trained resources.
Establish and conduct organic Lean 101 training process.
Manage training for Yellow and Green Belts.
Identify development areas for project leads and team members.
Continue to develop capabilities with external training on “best in class” continuous improvement methods and techniques.
Share Best Practices with other MIWD facilities.
Work with other Coordinators from other facilities to:
Identify and deploy applicable process improvements from other facilities
Communicate potential improvements for other facilities.
Identify and conduct cross facility improvement projects.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned in support of facility objectives.
General Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:
Language: English required, Spanish desirable.
Minimum Green belt certification, Black Belt preferred.
Minimum of an Associate degree, Bachelor preferred, and 3-5 years of manufacturing experience.
Results oriented “change agent”.
Project development and management experience a plus.
Timely decision maker.
Able to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to work independently when directed.
Open to changes from internal and external pressures.
Understands Continuous Improvement methods and techniques
Experience in Lean and Six Sigma is strongly desirable
Strong problem-solving capabilities.
Strong mathematical and analytical skills.
Microsoft Excel capabilities required.
Microsoft Visio capabilities desirable.
Able to develop and maintain working relationship with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of the organization.
Effective Influencing, negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
Strong written and verbal skills.
Microsoft Word and Power Point capabilities strongly desirable.