Continuous Improvement Manager
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JOB SUMMARY: This position will have responsibility for process optimization and improvements, developing new equipment specifications, overseeing the acquiring and installation of new technologies and implementing lean manufacturing technology and or managing a vast database of improvement projects. This includes supporting the day-to-day operations of the furniture processes and monitoring progress of process improvement, resource identification and allocation. This position reports to the VP/Plant Manager and is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the company’s continuous improvement systems. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:• Manages and allocates resources within the department, including Engineering, Continuous Improvement and Time Study• Performs annual reviews for all immediate reports• Supports plant production of existing product lines with a focus on eliminating DTFs while identifying and implementing best lean practices improving the processes• Establishes, manages, and enforces the standard operating processes for all operations within the business• Consolidates Continuous Improvement processes and ideas between each facility and streamline them towards one joint goal• Provides multiple levels of training for all department team members: lean training, quality training, team building, cross training, etc., assisting each team member in growing individually in preparation for further advancement• Interacts as a member of the Plant Lead Team in developing strategic vision and action plans, ensuring the quality management system is implemented, functioning effectively and continuously improved through coordination with the VP/Plant Manager• Assists Operations in the training of operators on new procedures, oversee all projects campus wide, assuring that they are meeting objectives and projected savings• Facilitates individuals or teams through a formal problem solving methodology and develops a prioritizing system for problem solving initiatives• Facilitates interpretations of the budget and impacts of the counter-measures and verify savings accomplished and align them with target costing and divisional initiativesSCOPE & IMPACT: Responsibility for process optimization and improvements, developing new equipment specifications, overseeing the acquiring and installation of new technologies and implementing cellular manufacturing technology and or managing a vast database of improvement projects. This includes supporting the day-to-day operations of the furniture processes and monitoring progress of process improvement, resource identification and allocation.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Operations or related field with 6-8 years of relevant experience or equivalent• 3-5 years of Supervisory/Leadership experience • Understanding of ASQ CQM body of knowledge (CQM certification meets requirements)• Knowledge of advanced quality tools like FMEA, DOE, QFD, 6-sigma• Basic knowledge of COQ (cost of quality) and how it relates to problem solving • Understanding of quality management systems like ISO9000• 5% Travel RequiredPREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: • Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Operations or related field with 6-8 years of relevant experience or equivalent• Six Sigma Black BeltSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May have up to 5 direct reports.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Often required to sit, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), hear, listen, talk, stand, walk and lift – up to 10 pounds. Seldom required to bend, stoop, climb stairs, climb ladders, kneel, squat, crouch, balance, and reach overhead, pull, push or lift – up to 50 pounds. CORE ATTRIBUTES:Communicate TransparentlyLead the Team Impact and Influence Deliver ResultsCoach and Develop OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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Continuous Improvement Manager
Things have really evolved since La-Z-Boy first introduced the recliner in 1928. Over the subsequent decades, our product line has grown to include a myriad of pieces and styles, and our brand name has become highly recognized across the country and around the globe. But throughout our history, one fact remained constant: The La-Z-Boy brand name is synonymous with comfort and quality.
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