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Continuous Improvement Manager
at Adient
Lansing, MI

Continuous Improvement Manager
at Adient
Lansing, MI

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Typical Duties:

  • Identify gaps in Best Business Practice Metrics (BBP's), and then work with all levels of the plant in establishing and executing a strategy for improving them

  • Assess the Current state of the plant's Operations; Develop Future State vision and drive and monitor the implementation plan.

  • Coaches CI team, including Plant Staff, Lean Implementers, Black Belts, and Green Belts, to apply correct approach / DMAIC tools for improvement.

  • Establishes C.I. Profit Plan and subsequent Forecast goals; Drives team to achieve.

  • Ensures Process Owner involvement in SOW development and team leadership.

  • Responsible for IDP and succession planning for all C.I. resources, including Lean Implementers and Black Belts.

  • Responsible for developing a "pull" system to replace BBs and LIs with qualified "management-potential" personnel.

  • Using standard tracking and reporting systems, will prepare detailed plans, drive project performance, and assure timely completion and achievement of product / process quality, and savings goals.

  • Collaborate with leadership to develop a plant C.I. Roadmap, driving breakthrough or Best-in-Class performance that balances resources between internal plant efficiency and external customer-focused effectiveness projects through 1. Just Do It improvements, 2. Six Sigma projects, and 3. Lean Implementation projects.

  • 10. Assists Process Owners in identifying barriers to project success and helps to drive changes when needed.

    11. Document improvement process learning and shares best practices with other Black Belts.

    12. Identifies and brings forward to Champion new project opportunities.

    13. Assist Plant Manager in any strategic initiative that will help in compliance to standards, implementing new systems, and designing creative solutions that will continuously improve the plant.

    14. Is accountable to deliver the plant annual CI goals

    15. All other tasks as assigned

    Profile / Requirements:

  • Has demonstrated high-level performance in current and previous positions.

  • Has shown initiative, the desire to drive change and is motivated to exceed expectations

  • Has solid leadership skills and able to manage both vertically and horizontally

  • Possesses basic statistical knowledge and the ability to apply statistics to product and process improvement projects.

  • Possesses basic computer skills (experience with spreadsheet applications would be very helpful).

  • Has sufficient experience within the Company to be able to understand the organization and its business processes.

  • Has at least a certification as a Green Belt, and has received certification as a Lean Implementer.

  • Has demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise influence without authority.

  • Work Type: fulltime

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