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Continuous Improvement Manager

110,000 – 125,000 yearly

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 9/25/23

Job Description

Job description:


  • Lead all standardized continuous improvement activities across the site.
  • Act as a change agent, systematically driving a continuous improvement culture.
  • Facilitate strategy deployment and goal deployment across all site functions and multiple value streams and maintain a site-wide lean roadmap aimed at meeting site our goals, including productivity, quality, delivery, and customer allegiance.
  • Champion, report on site productivity savings to meet AOP goals.
  • Lead kaizen and lean workshops to site leaders and associates, including VSM, daily management, standard work, 3P/layout, cell design, material flow, TPM, SMED, 5S and visual management.
  • Identify business opportunities for improvement.
  • Identify internal and external best practices and share them across the site.
  • Help maintain an ongoing project funnel, being filled from all areas of the business.
  • Help develop a healthy group of qualified lean tool experts.



  • Bachelors degree; technical engineering discipline
  • Current CQA Certification Quality Assurance or similar certification is preferred, Six Sigma training/certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on lean kaizen, including VSM, daily management, standard work, cell design, material flow, TPM, SMED, 3P/layout, 5S and visual management
  • Lean experience from a company with a formal lean business system
  • Solid lean tool technical skills, project management experience and decision-making capability
  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience in a machining/assembly environment
  • Working knowledge of multiple operations, including operations, quality, logistics, finance, sales, customer service, engineering, IT, and human resources
  • Proven track record leading and coaching week-long kaizen teams with an emphasis on execution.
  • Ability to influence site leadership, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, well respected by leadership and associates.
  • Lead change.
  • Hands-on approach

Why is This a Great Opportunity:


Seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager to lead and improve plant operations. Someone with experience leading strategy deployment and goal deployment and developing a site-side lean roadmap with demonstrated results. To learn more about this incredible opportunity, apply here!

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 110000

Salary Max : 125000

Currency Type : US Dollars

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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