Continuous Improvement Leader 8/10/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Operations Director, the Process Improvement Facilitator works with plant cross functional teams to prepare and conduct process stabilization and improvement events. This person develops and prepares materials for use in the events, coordinates with department management and participants, leads instruction on the use of process improvement tools, facilitates team decisions, manages team work, resolves team conflict, assists in the development of implementation action plans, and conducts follow-up on action items.
-Adheres to all company Policies and Procedures and actively promotes ------Continuous Improvement and its activities and services to others.
-Possess deep understanding of all production processes and can work closely with shift leaders and operators.
-Presents, facilitates and leads assigned process improvement events using methods of culture-appropriate team building, team energizing, data gathering and analysis, problem solving, project management and state of the art presentation and platform skills.
-Seeks and evaluates process improvement and Lean Enterprise information, materials, and methods to match specific organizational needs as outlined by management, and adapts them to use in the execution of process improvement events.
-Participates in and coordinates the development of event Charters and scheduling of the events. Works with departmental management to assure appropriate participation and support. Assists in locating and reserving meeting locations and coordinating the delivery of services and materials necessary for a successful event.
-Provides event follow-up to monitor the progress of planned improvement implementation to assure timely action, appropriate management support, and achievement of expected benefits. Uses appropriate measurement, analysis and evaluation methods to accurately identify and document process improvements.
-Develops reports of overall Continuous Improvement activities including accomplishments, participation, projected activities, and anticipated needs.
-Coordinates with related departments and functions to assure appropriate information flow and understanding of overall process improvement direction.
-Prepares purchase information for departmental management review to identify materials, software and other resources required for effective implementation of Continuous Improvement.
-Performs all other related and compatible duties as assigned.
-Consistently demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of Lean Enterprise principles and methods, team development and team leadership techniques, and project management methods.
-Under supervision: coordinates, schedules, leads, evaluates, and completes assignments.
-Keen team leadership, problem analysis and solving, and process improvement skills and consults with management providing expertise in process improvement techniques to achieve corporate objectives within the costs allowable.
-Applies own organization and business knowledge to market and communicate the benefits of Continuous Improvement and operates with substantial latitude for independent action or decision.
-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
-Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
-Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.