Lean Manager
Madelia, MN US
Posted 51 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Lean Leader or Continuous Improvement Leader/Coordinator

Job Description
• Work in collaboration with the Plant Manager to prioritize, plan, and execute on the Organizations Performance Improvement needs.
• Participate in the development of performance improvement strategy and performance improvement project plans.
• Solicit and contribute suggestions for improvement opportunities throughout the organization.
• Participate in assessment of improvement opportunities and selection of projects.
• Facilitate performance improvement efforts utilizing Lean tools and techniques, root cause analysis and other improvement approaches.
• Coordinate multiple projects, manage timelines. Attention to detail and deadlines is imperative.
• Coordinate logistic management details for teams.
• Provide formal reporting documentation that tracks data, metrics, and action plans for improvement efforts; some analytic ability necessary.
• Work in collaboration with Lean Steering Committee to ensure monitoring of Value Stream activities for sustainment, report on open issues from Lean Rapid Improvement Events on a continuous timely basis, and assist with communicating results throughout the organization.
• Assist with development and deployment of organizations Performance Improvement communication, training plans, and tools.
• Develop expertise in process improvement methods and mentor others.
• Provide formal and informal training to team members in process improvement concepts and tools.
• Participate in developing and maintaining performance improvement training and educational materials.
• Manage best practice sharing and cross participation within the organization.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s Degree required in Engineering, Business, Manufacturing, or related field.
• At least 3 years of experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment with working knowledge of high speed packaging and/or food production methods is strongly preferred. Equivalent experience in organizational process improvement or lean/six sigma experience will be considered.
• Working knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, and other process improvement methodologies and tools, in food production is strongly preferred.
• IDEAL CANDIDATE will have recent Lean methodology experience in healthcare/hospital setting along w/ Industrial Engineering background.
• Must possess excellent communication, organization and leadership skills. Must have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to collaborate with people at all levels in a matrix organization. Must be self-motivated and have well-developed problem-solving skills. Must demonstrate analytic and project management skills, and have experience using Outlook and Microsoft Office suite.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
8 am to 5 pm
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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