Job Summary: This position is responsible for leading, planning, standardizing, and collaboratively directing business process improvement and waste elimination activities to ensure business continuity and operational excellence within the plants and other operational functional areas. This position is also responsible to identify, train and deploy resources to apply state-of-the-art approaches and tools.
Additionally, responsible for specified operational aspects of global operations initiatives as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer & President and assist in identifying and analyzing growth opportunities for Inpro both inside and outside our current structure, including new to Inpro opportunities. Provide solid leadership to assure effective management of these opportunities consistent with established corporate image, ethics, operating and financial objectives.
Primary Duties - Continuous Improvement:
The Continuous Improvement (CI) responsibilities include program design, leadership, training, coaching and execution of lean improvements across Inpro. The CI role will lead and manage the deployment of Inpro's Lean CI principles, methodologies, tools, and metrics utilizing Toyota Production System. Delivers hands-on coaching and problem solving to team members in lean methodology and tools to eliminate waste in all functions. Overall responsibility for coordinating and leading team members cross-functionally and with multiple facilities to meet or exceed company business objectives.
Primary Duties - Corporate Development
Corporate Development responsibilities include planning, administering, and completing assigned projects across cross-functional areas and divisional business units. These areas could include: facility moves, acquisitions and integrations. Project assignments could vary in length and complexity but are generally not permanent in scope.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Operations Management or Technical field required; graduate study is desirable.
Knowledge of operations management to include: Quality systems, Materials Management, Logistics, Manufacturing and Process Engineering, and Plant Supervision.
Strong leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills.
Green or Black Belt with Mini Tab experience preferred.
A hands-on, dig-in, walk-the-floor style.
Intellectual curiosity; imagination.
Enthusiasm and the ability to be a quick study.
Ability to make decisions based on experience and facts present in a multitude of situations.
Highly self-motivated and self-directed.
7+ years in continuous improvement and leadership in Manufacturing environment.
Experience and in depth understanding of lean, or similar continuous improvement methodologies.
Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize accordingly.
Ability to develop end to end solutions through insights and data provided.
A positive attitude and a ‘roll up your sleeves’ mentality to get the job done.
Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)