Manager, Continous Improvement (Lean Manager) in Franklin, WI at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 9/6/2019

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The Continuous Improvement Specialist is the thought leader in implementing the Carlisle Operating System(COS) principles to enhance operational performance. The mission of the Continuous Improvement Specialist is to help develop teams and individuals to solve problems and operate in a Lean manner with the goal of removing waste and unlocking trapped potential and capacity. Create and deliver training on the adoption and use of Lean tools and practices. Through improvement projects and kaizen events with other departments, accelerate the adoption of Lean and coach problem solving.


* 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.
* Adheres to all factory safety procedures and guidelines.
* Maintains clean, organized work environment and adheres to all safety standards, procedures and regulations.
* Contributes to team effort in a collaborative and supportive manner.
* 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

*Other duties as required in support of the department and the company*


* As a representative of management, supports the mission, vision, strategic plan, goals and management decision.
* . Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assisting, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
* Provides ongoing training to applicable staff to develop and encourage their technical and operational performance. Meets with appropriate staff on a timely basis for performance evaluations and goal setting.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


* Bachelor's Degree
* Three (3) years of Lean experience
* One (1) year of management experience


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


* Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Articulate with use of good grammar skills.

* A team player that can relate to people at all levels of the organization and possesses excellent communication skills with high ethical standards and a positive professional image.


* A strong knowledge of Lean techniques including 5S and Kaizen.
* Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills; the ability to communication with a diverse group of people.
* Strong problem-solving skills
* Ability to train preferred

* Reliable and flexible to work additional hours on short notice to complete orders and/or special projects to meet customer demands.
* Proficient in MS Office
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