New Hudson, MI 48165
The World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Manager champions the development and accelerates the implementation of the company' s world class manufacturing and continuous improvement strategy, promoting employee engagement and driving quality, process and productivity improvement. This position carries direct supervisory responsibility.
Duties & Responsibilities
Guides the company, determining the priorities for process and productivity improvements that impact production and champions waste elimination and reduction projects; Collaborates with Functional Managers (Engineering, Production, Quality, Maintenance, Purchasing, Finance and Human Resources) to assist in developing, prioritizing and executing annual WCM and CI strategy; Actively and regularly reviews practices to identify opportunities and advise on appropriate organizational interventions (i.E., training, coaching, etc.) for improving systems and practices to achieve desired outcomes; Initiates and drives Continuous Improvement activities to improve performance including environment, people, processes and equipment/machinery and which also includes the development of procedures and methods to improve safety, quality, timing, cost and motivation; Champions the MAFACT plan and implementation; Assists the Production Department with work cell balancing and optimization both prior to and during production.
Required Skills and Experience
- University degree in Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering; Production/Operations Management; or related field; or equivalent work related experience.
- Minimum 10 years manufacturing/operations experience.
- Knowledge and proven skills in World Class Manufacturing and Lean Manufacturing methods.
- Adept at using advanced problem solving techniques and process improvement methodologies; e.G., Six Sigma, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and Kepner Tregoe (KT). Related professional certifications (Black Belt, Six Sigma, Lean Champion, KT, etc.) desired.
- Ability to apply standard industrial engineering practices.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly MS Excel) and manufacturing operation systems.
- Strong math skills with the ability to apply to costs and analyze data.
- Strong listening, communication (verbal and written), and presentation skills.