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Director, Continuous Improvement


This is a Full-time position in Islip, NY posted June 8, 2021.

Partners with senior leadership to develop tactical plans and structure required to ensure a highly effective and sustainable Lean Methodology is deployed Manages a team of Industrial Engineers with a continuous improvement focus Oversees lean initiatives and CI strategy across within region and functions Serves as the thought leader in the Lean culture change driving the transition and the complete enculturation of lean into the site and the company Drives best practices and the lean culture transition Facilitates complete ownership of the Lean transition including driving the Value Stream Mapping projects and Kaizen Burst events through planning, facilitation, and post event follow up and closure Coaches and mentors site lean leaders to be able to “train the trainer” Coaches and mentors leaders facilitating important conversations between departments and across regional sites Implements Lean practices including facilitation, workshop facilitation, executive coaching, training, process documentation, and analysis Develops and maintains Lean training materials and curriculum, to enable continued development of internal capability in application of these materials Communicates and coordinates lean initiatives throughout the site and the organization to interested parties of varying technical knowledge levels from executive to Lean practitioners.

Translates performance improvements to financial values that align with corporate goals.

Trains organization in Lean, 5S, and six sigma and promotes accountability throughout the organization Interfaces with customers and vendors facilitating across company improvements and process changes.

Willingness to travel up to 30% Other duties as required and assigned

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (Engineering or other technical discipline) or equivalent experience Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Continuous Process Improvement Minimum of 2 years of experience leading Lean Kaizen, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, process Flow Mapping, and overall company culture changes.

Experience in Engineering, Operations, and Project Management, including project team leader Proficiency with AutoCAD 2D; experience in automation facilities Advanced analytical and presentation skills (3+ years) PC literate with experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access and Excel Excellent written and oral communication skills that demonstrate a proven ability to develop relationships with a range of internal and external customers Excellent planning and organizational skills Excellent attention to detail, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills Ability to work in a fast paced, innovative and entrepreneurial environment.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manual Able to lead, organize, and complete multiple complex technical projects Ability to write routine reports and correspondence Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk.

The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The employee is regularly exposed to ambient lighting and temperate climate conditions. 

(1)  The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

(2) Job Duties as documented in this job description are considered “Essential Functions” and have been created by the standards of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) require that employees be able to perform “Essential Functions” of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the “Essential Functions”.