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Lean Manager

Company: Navistar, Inc.
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Navistar has an exciting opportunity for a Lean Manager. The Lean Manager will report to the Director of Manufacturing and will develop and oversee our continuous improvement initiatives and strategy. In this position you will be responsible and serve as both tactical and strategic partner to execute and ensure the Navistar Inc operating system and standard lean manufacturing processes are in place.

Work with Corporate CI Organization to ensure alignment between corporate and plant initiatives
Manage Visual Tracking Centers at site and ensure utilization and participation from all applicable functions.
Own Standard Work and Takt Time planning Documentation
Facilitate Continuous Improvement events such as Kaizen or RIE Events
Train on fundamental Lean concepts such as Workload Balancing, Takt Time Planning, and 6S.
Teach Problem Solving Tools and Techniques.
Manage the development and execution of the portfolio of continuous improvement projects in the platform and ensure the appropriate resources are available to complete projects.
Train and coach problem-solving activities through structured process improvement team methodologies (e.g. Kaizen Events, PDCA, DMAIC).
Monitor and support key metrics and KPIs for overall platform performance and process effectiveness.
Train and coach others to build organizational self-sufficiency with continuous improvement methods and tools.
Support and assist with cross-functional critical business projects utilizing Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement techniques in order to identify and eliminate waste throughout the business
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
At least 8 years of process improvement, lean or six sigma experience
At least 2 years of management experience


At least 10 years of process improvement, lean or six sigma experience
At least 2 years of management experience
Additional Requirements:
Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)
Desired Skills:
Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification Preferred
Experience in ISO 9001
At least 3 years of relevant work experience required, with continuous improvement and lean manufacturing experience preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
Strong presentation and facilitation/training skills
Must be able to handle overlapping priorities effectively
Company Overview:

Navistar is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don't.

Navistar is the Lisle, Illinois-based parent company of International - brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus - brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand - Connection advanced connectivity services, aftermarket parts brands Fleetrite -, ReNEWed - and Diamond Advantage - and Brazilian manufacturer of engines and gensets MWM Motores Diesel e Geradores.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 12,000 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry.

Accelerating the Impact of Sustainable Mobility:

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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