Director of Continuous ImprovementKaspar Companies

Job Summary
We're looking for someone with 7-10 years of experience as a Director of Continuous Improvement. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the development, planning, and execution of our continuous improvement strategy, with a focus on eliminating waste, improving customer satisfaction, and increasing market share. You should have a strong background in Kaizen, LEAN principles, and other continuous improvement methodologies, as well as excellent problem-solving and collaboration skills.
Responsibilities
  • Coach Team Leads during Kaizen pre-planning and facilitate kaizen events to effectively engage team members in improving processes and/or systems
  • Utilize value stream mapping techniques to visualize the current/future state and identify areas of improvement
  • Collaborate with subsidiary leaders to improve and develop systems that create breakthrough customer value
  • Identify, assess, and prioritize areas for process improvement across the organization, working closely with department heads and cross-functional teams to implement changes.
  • Develop and implement training programs and resources to enhance the continuous improvement skills of employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Partner with subsidiary leadership to engage a wide range of team members in kaizen events, fostering a culture of collaboration and ownership.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas of improvement, and collaborate with team members to implement data-driven solutions to address them.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive continuous improvement strategy aligned with the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) aligned with the organization’s strategy and establish a system for measuring, tracking, and reporting on the impact of continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Lead team members who are assigned to the Kaizen Promotion Office due to improvements in their area, providing guidance, coaching, and mentorship to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.
  • Oversee change management efforts, ensuring successful adoption of process improvements and fostering employee engagement in the continuous improvement process.
  • Continue to develop and stay abreast of industry best practices and emerging trends in continuous improvement and incorporate them into the organization’s strategy.
  • Travel up to 25% required.
  • All other duties assigned by management.


Requirements
  • Problem Solving
  • 7 - 10 years
  • Bachelor's Degree Required (Business, Engineering, Operations preferred)
  • 4 - 5 years
  • Kaizen
  • 7 - 10 years
  • Lean Principles
  • 7 - 10 years
Physical Requirements
  • Extended periods of sitting and/or walking (33% – 75% of time)
  • Lifting of 25-40 lbs. occasionally (0% – 33% of time)


Work Environment
  • Shiner, TX (100% onsite role)
  • Manufacturing environment where the use and wear of proper protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses or side shields on glasses and closed toe shoes are mandatory


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