Continuous Improvement Manager

  • location: Moline, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $80,000 - $120,000 per year

job description

Continuous Improvement Manager

Permanent position: Growing manufacturing company is looking to hire a sharp and promotable Lean Manager (direct hire opportunity). This position will be located in the Moline, Illinois area. The Lean Manager must be a "hands on" manager who has experience working a manufacturing environment who is a change agent along with a very strong track record of leading Kaizen events who does mind being on the shop floor dealing and leading cross functional teams. This opportunity comes with an excellent compensation plan commensurate with experience with a base salary ranging from $80k to $120k plus a bonus opportunity. We are looking for candidates that have a desire to be groomed to become a plant manager. Excellent relocation package is also available. All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US
Responsibilities for the Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Lead effort to implement best practices, ensuring adherence to the principles of Lean manufacturing
  • Assist and mentor team and plant management with planning and facilitation of strategic plans, kaizen events and other lean activities
  • Coach and train plant leaders and employees in lean manufacturing and problem solving principles
  • Analyze, develop and recommend design approaches necessary to meet production requirements for new or improved product or proceses
  • Drive change within the plant looking to improve plant performance
Requirements for the Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Six Sigma Black, Green, Yellow or White Belt is highly recommended
  • Supervisory experience managing a team of Lean or continuous improvement professionals
  • Track record of driving change in a manufacturing environment along with a 'hands on' approach
  • Candidates must have a solid track record of leading Kaizen events
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US
Benefits
  • Excellent compensation plan commensurate with experience with a base salary ranging from $80k to $120k plus a bonus opportunity
  • Excellent relocation package is also available

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