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Continuous Improvement Engineer- Lead

Kelly Services
Lakewood, OH 44107
Lead Continuous Improvement Engineer (Lakewood, Ohio)

Our client, a market leader in the global automotive fastening industry, is currently hiring a Continuous Improvement Site Manager. This position is a Direct Hire role.

Job Overview:

Client is a market leader and thrives as a voice in the global automotive fastening industry. They are compelled to persistently push the envelope, sharpen their focus on the future and develop solutions that lead the market. If you have a cross functional team spirit and want to be part of an Operations team that exudes creativity, energy, innovation, and a passion for innovation and improvement- you are meant for this team.

What You Will Be Doing:

In this position, you will support the team as a Continuous Improvement Site Manager, responsible for developing and deploying continuous improvement initiatives. This position seeks a self-motivated, creative individual aimed at improving our business performance by applying best practice improvement tools to become productive, satisfy our customers, and deliver more value to our shareholders. The successful candidate will improve the work environment, drive quality improvements, provide premier customer service, develop a qualified workforce, reduce operating costs, inventories, and lead times through continuous improvement in the site systems.

Essential Functions for the Continuous Improvement Site Manager:

Foster the adoption of continuous improvement as a way life; creating a culture of change.

Assist in defining and supporting standardized programs to educate employees in the principles of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

Assist in the identification and cross leveraging of best practices across the entire NA Operations team.

Build strong and positive working relationships with all functional areas.

Lead the implementation, coordination, and evaluation of continuous improvement actions across the extended value streams to eliminate waste and achieve targets.

Responsible for coaching the site leadership team in achieving the Site KPIs aligned with the site performance and CI goals.

Support the integration of previously unconnected processes (departments) into appropriately (shared resources) interconnected extended value streams as seen from the customers perspective.

Support the development and utilization of current and future state value stream maps to identify strategic projects and corresponding rolling 12-month implementation plans that are aligned with the companys strategic direction.

Work with internal/external suppliers and customers on improving the total enterprise.

Support the identification of production requirements within the site ensuring alignment with process departments on needed capacity and priorities to achieve value stream goals along with the development and deployment of appropriate planning, replenishment and signaling tools and methodologies aligned with key engagement in business S&OP process.

Responsible for developing and deploying the Site(s) daily accountability process and employing problem solving methodologies to determine root cause and develop countermeasures for misses to daily targets, identifying and ensuring resolution of system issues, and ensuring the successful accomplishment of extended value stream customer expectations.

Ensure consistent application of CI methodology and standard work in alignment with CI peers from other locations.


5 years of professional experience with focus on production, logistics, engineering, and financial knowledge.

Bachelors degree in engineering or technology discipline from an accredited institution.

5 years of experience in leading continuous improvement activities at a site level.

Six Sigma Green Belt required. Black Belt highly desirable.

Experience leading plant lean transformation.

Demonstrated change agent.

Ability to lead associates through coaching and mentoring.

Highly energized and self-motivated with experience working with teams to implement change.

Strong planning/organization & time management skills.

Track record of successful project management.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, utilize process and value stream mapping, and draw valid conclusions. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time effectively.

Ability to effectively and efficiently lead cross functionally as well as with suppliers and customers.

Solid knowledge of the manufacturing processes.

Credibility and experience to work effectively and directly with the senior on-site leadership team and beyond.

Ability to think strategically and execute tactically (i.e. deliver results).

Analytically minded and data-driven. The candidate must also have a holistic overview of complex situations and deal effectively with difficult issues when they arise.

Experience in the automotive industry preferred.

Fluent in both spoken and written English and local language is essential.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity, and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short-term project engagements or prefer contract-to-hire or direct-hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.


Posted: 2019-12-23 Expires: 2020-01-30

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