Continuous Improvement Manager in Franklin, WI at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 12/21/2017

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    Franklin, WI
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Job Description

Does joining a world class manufacturer servicing the global aerospace industry sound appealing to you? Due to the demand of our manufacturing capabilities, our Franklin, WI facility has recently expanded by 58,000 square feet to accommodate several new, state of the art machines and finishing processes! We are seeking energetic and talented people with the desire to elevate their career to the next level to add to our dynamic team. Our Franklin, WI facility engineers and manufactures in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems. Here at CarlisleIT, our mission is to 'Make the Amazing Possible by Making Critical Connections When Performance Matters'. The rewards are many -- competitive pay, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, immediate full vesting in the 401(k) company match, health, dental, vision and much more. At Carlisle, the sky is the limit when it comes to your career for gifted and ambitious individuals!


* Champion the LEAN cause, implement and lead the Carlisle Operations System program.
* Organize and lead all Lean Kaizen events in Franklin, WI Facility and other CIT locations as necessary.
* Establish and Monitor Lean Continuous Improvement metrics with department managers.
* Continually work with supervisors and Cell leaders to ensure continual progress is being made in all production areas to affect LEAN systems and Culture.
* Lead the implementation of Lean culture to all administrative areas assessing the needs for Kaizen events and utilizing TBM training where necessary.
* Ensure 30 day Kaizen reviews are proactive and completed in a timely manner.
* Scheduling of follow-ups to all major continuous improvement events to ensure that all improvements have been sustained.
* Maintenance of Factory Strategy Deployment process and TTIs when applicable
* Support Policy Deployment and cascading KPI's through MDI activities and leverage the COS audit system to ensure sustainability.
* Maintain monthly factory metrics to demonstrate progress towards continuous improvement.
* Ensure all LEAN activity boards and records are current and updated throughout the factory.
* Ensure proper internal and external resources are available to properly implement Lean initiatives.


* As a representative of management, supports the mission, vision, strategic plan, goals and management decision.
* No direct reports for this position.


* Bachelor's Degree in Business Operations or other related field preferred
* Prior management experience preferred
* A strong knowledge of Lean techniques including 5S and Kaizen.
* Proficient within MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
* Working knowledge of Carlisle business, production, materials, order process and systems.
* Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills; the ability to communication with a diverse group of people.


* As a representative of management, supports the mission, vision, strategic plan, goals and management decision.
* No direct reports for this position.


* Six Sigma Green/Black Belt experience or certification preferred
* Lean Manufacturing experience or certification preferred
* Project management experience or certification preferred

* Physical demands -- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Regular sitting, standing and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks.
* Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions.
* Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds.
* Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision, the ability to identify colors, small letters and numbers, hand/eye coordination, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
* Hearing and speaking.
* Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, gripping, and crouching or stooping.
* Travel may be 15%-20%
* Language skills -- ability to communicate effectively in English in both oral and written communication skills

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