Job Summary 
The Continuous Improvement Manager provides leadership and coordination of CPP Business Systems to achieve a culture of continuous improvement (CI) in delivering quality, value and speed to our customers.  Responsible for the facilitation and over-sight of continuous improvement activities in order to increase capacity, reduce lead time, improve delivery, improve quality and reduce cost; provides strategic leadership to assist in the identification, development and execution of continuous improvement plans; creates management systems that support a lean culture.

Essential Job Functions
  • Facilitates training and development in lean techniques.
  • Provides local facilitation skills for Kaizens either by doing them personally or by training/assisting others. Calculates and reports savings and other results.
  • Has strong leadership skills and can motivate and drive teams, including peer teams, to achieve results.
  • Can lead projects on their own to completion.
  • Uses experience and process management skills to identify and implement continuous improvement activities. Supports plant management in identifying and removing obstacles that impact the lean transformation.
  • Provide hands-on training and coaching, as well as develops local coaches, in lean tools and concepts including, but not limited to: VSM, Standardized Work, PDCA/A3 problem solving, Kaizen event leadership and rapid cycle improvement, process analysis, Process Management, 6S, lean office, lean leadership, etc.
  • Actively initiates sharing of best practices throughout the plant.
  • Serves as an internal consultant and participant to improvement projects.
  • Ensures documentation and posting of continuous improvement activities/events. Ensures alignment and collaboration between manufacturing plants; ensures that successful methods are shared and deployed where appropriate.
  • Proposes and defines the work methodology for process engineering and continuous improvement projects execution.  Works directly with engineers, operators, and other departments as needed to define current and implement new processes / technologies that best utilize available labor, materials, production and engineering needs.
  • Responsible for identifying, driving, and facilitating process improvement opportunities site-wide with emphasis on processes that will improve the company’s cost structure through improved yield, quality, and productivity.
  • Responsible for identifying existing and / or new technologies that will improve quality and reduce manufacturing costs.  This includes working with engineers, operators, and metallurgists to implement new technologies.
  • Keeps current with personal development of continuous improvement skills. Develops trusted, respected relationships with leadership
  • Keeps current with personal development of continuous improvement skills
  • Responsible for adherence to all safety polices, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work overtime
  • Attendance/Reliability
Working Conditions
  • Working Environment:   Office Environment
  • Physical Demands:    Sitting/Standing for extended periods of time, able to lift up to 20lbs, extended periods of time using a computer screen.
  • Travel Requirements: 10%
  • Required PPE:     Check for required PPE in areas you may be working in
  • Safety Glasses:    Needed in all areas of the plant.
  • Steel toe shoes:  Needed in all areas of the plant.

This is a management position
This is a full time position

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