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Continuous Improvement Manager

Tampa, FL 33612

Posted: 04/11/2024 Job Type: Perm or Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 24466 Pay Rate: $ 100000.00 - $ 130000.00

Job Description

We are seeking a results-driven Continuous Improvement Manager to lead our dynamic team and drive operational excellence. In this pivotal role, you will prioritize strategic goals and implement processes that enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Be a skilled communicator adept at business analysis and project planning and execution; an exceptional continuous improvement manager who either currently understands or will learn the Toyota Production System management methodologies and embody top leadership principles and styles in their management duties.
  • Ability to embrace help from TSSC (Toyota Production System Support Center) and work jointly on improvements.
  • Lead and mentor a continuous improvement staff and teams of various sizes providing direction and help as needed to meet commitments; monitor staff performance.
  • Act as an active participant in the leadership team, assisting senior leaders and team leaders in the identification and elimination of waste; communicating ideas and opinions to the management team.
  • Analyze company processes and procedures, investigating shortfalls, issues, and problems with current business processes, and developing process enhancement strategies.
  • Collaborate with key business stakeholders to enhance productivity and staff satisfaction.
  • Train, mentor, and guide team members on business process improvement and optimization.
  • Role model the appropriate management behaviors (change leadership, communication, teamwork, mutual respect, etc.) required in developing and maintaining a positive work environment.
  • Develop the team to include training and career development; manage the performance management process to include the development of team and individual goals; implement employee development plans; and coach the team.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum ten years' experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Lean or Six Sigma certification
  • Experience with Toyota Production System, preferred
  • Proven experience working with and implementing Lean manufacturing principles: Value Stream Mapping, Visual Management, SMED, A3 problem solving, Kanban, Mistake-proofing, Standard Work, Kaizen, 5S, etc.
  • Keen ability for identifying process improvements, and problems in organizational structures with a demonstrated history of identifying and implementing effective improvements
  • A strategic and analytical mindset having excellent communication with top-notch presentation skills
  • Leadership and mentoring skills with the proven ability to lead organizational change
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills
  • Ability to facilitate a team to defined outcomes in a timely manner
  • Ability to coach and provide feedback
  • Project management skills (e.g. prioritize, plan, execute)
  • Microsoft experience required, specifically in Excel and Project
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a Government security clearance, if necessary
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience
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