The Continuous Process Improvement specialist is responsible to
drive our improvement in personnel development, safety, quality,
delivery, cost, inventory, and cycle-time management, allowing the
business to be scalable for continuous growth and efficiency
improvement. Measures of success of this position will include the
level of employee engagement, the level of employee training,
project level success which could be quantified in terms of, but
not limited to, monetary savings, time savings, labor savings,
quality improvements, on time delivery improvements, and
improvements in customer satisfaction. This position will report to
the Director of Operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Review and improve manufacturing processes as well as support
systems that will improve our business competitiveness. Coordinate
continuous improvement efforts that would reflect overall
organization priorities and needs. Lead, develop and help execute
breakthrough operational improvements to achieve stepped level
changes in processes. Facilitate current projects, identify future
improvement events, and measure results.
+ Develop and drive improvements for the site's cost improvement
(CI) projects that contribute to the company's annual cost
improvement initiative. Establish annual, quarterly and monthly CI
objectives. Align CI Initiatives with the site strategic plan.
Ensure development, tracking and the use of key performance
indicators to promote operational and business results.
+ Work closely with Business Process Stakeholders throughout the
organization, help to clarify objectives, identifying strategies,
and implement appropriate actions. Provide hands-on lean coaching
and methods. Work with project leads and teams, hold kaizens and
other improvement events, and facilitate change.
+ Implement site idea generation & suggestion communication
processes. Ensure objectives are flown down and understood -
"Cascade CI Objectives". Track, prioritize & recommend improvement
+ Select, coach and train "project lead" for each CI project and
support the Teams with Problem Solving tool. Perform regular and
periodic Validation of each CI Project.
+ Ensure the process defined and there are flow-charts with
logical progressions and specific measurable goals. Develop CI
meeting formats. Ensure shared Leadership occur - honored by team
members and management. Ensure that accountability present and
commitments made. Facilitate the benefit tracker of each CI.
+ Champion and Institutionalize a Culture using simple problem
solving methods, plus personal example and leadership.
Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
+ Lead EMS companies in applying problem-solving skills to
improve Processes, aligning them with Customer Requirements, and
+ More than 5 Years implementing CI (Continuous Improvement) and
Operational Excellence Methods such as Performance Measures and
Score-Carding, 5S, QMS gap analysis and implementation.
+ Use of Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Etc. or Application
Programs such as MS Project, AutoCAD, VISIO, MINITAB, SPSS, etc
Require Knowledge of Manufacturing Systems, GMP's (Good
Manufacturing Practices), MRP, MTM, New Product Introduction
Process, Re-Engineering Processes, Maintenance, Six Sigma, Lean
Manufacturing, Project Management, ISO/QS, Environmental and Safety
+ Require Leadership, Negotiating and Team Building Skills