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Corporate Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Generac Power System, Inc
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Corporate Continuous Improvement Manager

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Corporate Continuous Improvement Manager

Req # 56446

Location Waukesha CORP

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

Serious Power, Compelling Careers!

Here at Generac we don't simply wait for opportunities to come to us. Our team is consistently on the lookout for new and innovative advances in our industry, which has led to our great success and company growth. We are proud to be a leader in the power generation industry and are quickly breaking ground in the Clean Energy segment. This growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.

The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager is responsible for the design, leadership, training, coaching and execution of lean improvements across the Generac. The CI Manager will lead and manage the deployment of Generac Lean CI principles, methodologies, tools and metrics utilizing Toyota Production System and Shingo Prize methodology. Delivers hands-on coaching and problem solving to associates in lean methodology and tools to eliminate waste in all functions. Overall responsibility for coordinating and leading team members cross-functionally and with multiple facilities to meet or exceed company business objectives.

Essential Duties:

  • Support production operations in development and execution of lean continuous improvement plans and kaizens.
  • Facilitate lean CI kaizens to improve site metrics and deliver strategy deployment goals.
  • Train, develop, motivate, monitor and lead a team of facility lean professionals with an emphasis on championing the goals, objectives and implementation plans relative to the lean assessment needs and strategic direction.
  • Develop, deploy and train standard Generac CI tools, methodologies, standards, practices and processes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • 5 years of lean continuous improvement implementation experience in a manufacturing environment using Toyota Production System, Danaher Business System, or Shingo Prize methodology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems)
  • Line operations experience working in a production or supply chain environment: Production supervision, materials, sourcing, distribution, logistics, planning, quality, or service
  • Experience working with international companies and in matrix organizations
  • Experience in demand flow principles and plan for every part (PFEP) methodology
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial measurements and goals in the lean enterprise

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong project leadership experience with a diversity of team skills
  • Ability to set the agenda (based on business needs and priorities) and bring others with you
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior management, teams and individuals across a variety of settings
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, including the ability to identify creative and effective solutions and the ability to ask the right questions and help frame logical conclusions.
  • Proven experience in collaborating with multiple sites and functions to drive common solutions
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and time management skills with the ability to adapt quickly to shifting priorities
  • Sound business acumen operating in high mix, low volume and high volume, low mix production environments
  • Demonstrated personal flexibility in approach and ideas
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting; close vision and ability to adjust focus. Up to 30% domestic and international travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Keywords: Generac Power System, Inc, Waukesha , Corporate Continuous Improvement Manager, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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