Site Continuous Improvement Leader
A REGULAR DAY AT WORK (ESSENTIAL DUTIES):
The Electrolux Manufacturing System enables a continuous improvement culture to deliver outstanding customer & consumer experiences with a competitive cost structure. The EMS Leader will lead operational improvement and cultural development at our Dish care facility in Kinston, North Carolina. (650 people, multi shift facility). A member of the site leadership team, the role will lead a team of EMS engineers to deliver higher levels of Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery performance and ensure that results are sustained. This position will drive and coach the application of EMS principles, process, and behaviors to deliver site strategy. Communication skills and credibility at all levels of the site organization are needed. With high levels of acumen and the ability to devise improvement strategy, this leader will bring energy, drive, and results to Kinston operations.
- Lead, promote, and facilitate the use of CI / EMS within operational areas so that it becomes a "part of the culture" at the new facility.
- Support launch initiatives and strategic goal & objective creation to ensure high impact opportunities for lean process are identified.
- Facilitate standard creation to enable high performing teams to achieve superior SQCDP performance.
- Develop, and play a hands-on execution role in the EMS plan, linked to the business plan and strategic priorities with robust sustainable lean processes. Own the execution (impact, timeline and dependencies and sustainability of project results).
- Drive the education & development of CI skills, competencies, and effectiveness among key project stakeholders
- Drive Standardization and continuous improvement of the EMS/ CI principles, tools and practices.
- Identify automation / digital waste elimination opportunities and implement solutions to realize demonstrable efficiency.
- Increase employee engagement and involvement through simple daily CI methods.
WHO YOU ARE:
- Ours is a dynamic, fast-paced environment that asks for flexibility and agility.
- You can quickly understand and assess a situation and react confidently, making decisions even where there is ambiguity.
- You always strive for better, in your work and for your future.
- With an eye for detail and the ability to interpret complex data, you can also translate this into meaningful, useful information that informs service delivery.
- You ask and you listen, you take ideas on board and work with your team, taking everyone in the same direction.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS):
- Bachelor’s degree required; Engineering / IT degree preferred
- Minimum of 5 years leading lean transformations with associated financial and non-financial results
- Large facility, Multi Shift, Lean transformation Experience (Circa 400+ Employees)
- Multi-level people development experience
- Master’s degree preferred
- Formal lean training / certification