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Posting date : 05/17/2024

Reference : USA08112

Continuous Improvement Manager

  • United States , Massachusetts , NORWOOD
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Technical Production

Why do we need you ?

What’s the job?

  • Reports directly to the Plant Manager and is a key member of the leadership team
  • Implement Lean / WCM principles/practices to minimize all forms of waste
  • Support factory with all WCM initiatives and internal/external audits, including coaching and mentoring on WCM activities
  • Identify ongoing lean improvement training needs and assist with developing and implementing the required training
  • Responsible to manage, develop, implement, and sustain a comprehensive WCM proficiency program for all production employees
  • Training of personnel on methodologies and techniques to drive results (KPI)
  • Foster best practice sharing processes
  • Leads activities in defined area or pillar of responsibility that are aligned with Company objectives
  • Interacts with plant and corporate personnel to secure appropriate resources to plan and implement projects
  • Support WCM and Roofing teams with continuous improvement events
  • Develop, update, and maintain standard work instructions, One Point Lessons, training procedures, manuals, and training documentation for operator proficiency program for all positions and supports supervisors with employee training
  • Ability to carry out advanced data collection and analysis for process mapping, time studies, and job evaluations
  • Ability to evaluate the current state of operations versus the goal of a future state
  • Serves as 5S Plant Champion & supports 5S throughout the factory
  • Leads Kaizen events for continuous improvement
  • Provide training for employees on continuous improvement methodologies
  • Support the implementation of a formal problem solving system and supervise direct reports as assigned
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as needed and / or requested by management.

 

 

 

Is this job for you ?

What do you bring?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Strong change management skills to include the implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles and concepts
  • Ability to organize and plan use of time and people effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to function, multi-task, and influence others in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written), problem solving and analytical skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills to solve practical issues and deal with a variety of changing situations; Six Sigma experience is a plus
  • Training and experience in Lean manufacturing principles and Kaizen facilitation
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel/Word/Power point
  • Ability to travel as required (up to 20%)

 

Come be a part of our bigger purpose to change the world!

A little more about us

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.

Being a worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “Making the World a Better Home”.

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Our menu of flexible options includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental
  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career
  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace
  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle

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