Continuous Improvement Manager



Description of Duties/Responsibilities/Requirements:

  • Ability to combine initiative, integrity, and professional discipline to accomplish difficult tasks in a collaborative manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.  This entails leading process improvement projects for shop floor and office personnel.
  • Comfortable and capable of interacting effectively with Senior Leadership.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make significant improvements in unstructured manufacturing environments.
  • Capable of leading transformational processes by introducing innovative manufacturing tools including automation to enhance manufacturing operational performance including safety, quality, and output.
  • Exceptional Training, Assessment and Coaching and Influencing skills to successfully deploy Operational Excellence Model and implement from start to finish effective Improvement Action Plans to support facilities as they embark on their Lean Journeys.
  • Ability to engage with multiple plants to direct, train and project manage all aspects of Operational Excellence.
  • Advanced Problem Solving and Negotiation skills.
  • Ability to do effective Problem Solving – able to define "Problem Statement", engage, motivate, and improve Operations across Manufacturing, Supply Chain and supporting functions.
  • Experience in Value Stream/Process Mapping – Current, Future, and Ideal states.
  • Experience in leading and facilitating improvement initiatives in both transactional and non-transactional environments with emphasis in problem solving.
  • Continuous Improvement Leadership Experience.
  • Subject Matter Expert in many of the Operational Excellence Standards.
  • Data driven, must be able to understand and explain business metrics and performance variance.
  • Data driven, must be able to understand and explain business metrics and performance variance.
  • Manufacturing – Experienced in different Manufacturing Strategies including Make to Stock, Configured to Order and Designed to Order.
  • Competent in Enterprise Resource Planning, Material Requirements Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems.
  • Superior organization, time-management, and prioritization. Demonstrated Project Management skills and ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously.


Qualification Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience with a strong technical affinity.
  • At least 5 years of exerience
  • Lean Manufacturing Certification
  • Demonstrated record of achievement in driving change management across multi-site operation.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding business reports, especially ERP and Financial Reports.
  • Significant experience leading transformational processes including ergonomically designed manufacturing areas including the use of automation and/or advanced tools and fixtures.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.



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Carrollton, TX, US, 75006

Quality Management
Mid-senior level

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth