Reference : USA03360

Manager, Continuous Improve

  • Technical Production
  • United States NASHVILLE
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 08/19/2022

Position description

Consistent with CertainTeed Gypsum Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives, the Continuous Improvement Manager provides the leadership for employees to implement corporate continuous improvement program, World Class Manufacturing (WCM), throughout the site. WCM is a global initiative that is key to our future, and this position will actively ensure that our plants and its employees have the appropriate skills, tools and implementation plans to deliver world-class results.


• Reports directly to the Plant Manager and is a key member of the plant management team. If required, will be responsible to fill in as Plant Manager in his or her absence. • Provides leadership and direction to both the management team and production/operations workforce in the implementation of WCM. • Working through influence, acts as a principal change agent for site and coordinates initiatives with the Regional WCM Champion. • Ensures WCM operating standards and tools are implemented in the most effective and sustainable way with all individuals at site. • Supports the management team in the review of progress and the identification and implementation of countermeasures to ensure the WCM program is achieved. • Ensures communications are fully deployed and answer questions/points of clarification in a timely manner to deliver the required understanding and commitment to WCM toolset. • Collects, collates and analyzes data to chart progress of the site against the WCM plan and recommend countermeasures to overcome adverse variances. • In liaison with Engineering, Technical and Operational functions defines, establishes, fully deploys and continuously improves “best practices” for process, engineering or working procedures across the site, sharing successes with peers.

Additional Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in technical field, or five (5) years of equivalent training and experience that provides a comprehensive understanding of Lean / World Class principles and practices may be substituted for a degree. • Six to eight (6-8) years of applied professional experience working in manufacturing, process engineering or technical project development. • Strong working knowledge in the various principles and practices of the SGC WCM program which include focused improvement, TPM (autonomous maintenance, professional maintenance and early equipment management), quality and process control including Statistical Process Control (SPC), 5S, standardized work and other WCM / Lean principles. • Proven success in managing significant changes. • Ability to provide leadership and innovation at all levels of the organization.

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