Lean Manager

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Ames, IA
$1 - $1
Job Type
Direct Hire
Mar 02, 2018
Job ID
Leading manufacturer in the animal health industry has a great opportunity for a Lean Manager at their site located near Ames, Iowa. The Lean Manager will provide post-implementation support for Lean initiatives.

Lean Manufacturing Manager Responsibilities:
Responsible for the success of the Lean transformation across his/her site, he/she act as a project lead for a team of local change agents to ensure the completion of your team’s work in a timely  and effective manner
Responsible for coaching local change agents towards success and development
Prepares periodic written reports for site leadership regarding project status and keeps Central change agents and Operations Excellence leader informed of project direction; renegotiates direction as necessary.
Makes presentations regarding project direction and recommendations to site leadership
Leads site-wide lean transformation with the objectives of achieving:
Coach local change agent team for successful completion of “diagnostics”, “design”, and “implement” phases
Overseeing application of lean method in dimensions covering Operating system, Management system, and People system across site
Communication of Lean across the site
Achieving cultural change across the site
Giving direction and advising in transformation processes
Reaching site impact goals
Build capabilities of all site employees

Lean Manager Requirements:
Minimum of 7-9 years progressively more responsible experience in an operations or project management leadership role

Advanced degree or professional designation preferred
Must be a recognized and ambitious leader in the site
Competent in project planning, problem solving (to include simulation, modeling, capital budgeting, cost benefit analysis and information systems development)
Comfortable working with Excel to analyze metrics and to build charts
Comfortable working in PowerPoint to build communication documents for senior leaders
Excellent coaching and influencing skills required
Knowledge of specific business lines, products and functions services a plus, must have Lean experience
Direct management experience a must
Prefer someone with experience in pharmaceutical or vaccine manufacturing