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Sr. Lean Transformation Leader

Company: Carpenter Technology
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Principal Purpose of Position: The Transformation Leaders responsible for the deployment of the Carpenter Operating Model, which is based on the Toyota Production System (TPS).---- Under the general direction of the Site Leader, this position has the key responsibility for overseeing implementation and development of the Operating Model with a focus on assigned organization. Other key responsibilities include Rules in Use including standardized work, binary connections, continuous flow and root cause problem solving based on 5-Why methodology.-- Will generate a standards rich environment, visual factory concepts, provide daily management and problem solving supported by leader standard work along with GEMBA and overall systems and strategic thinking.Key Priorities of the position:

  • Drive performance results and sustainment of gains through key Gemba and DMM tools.
  • Provide leadership in the development and hands on practical application of Lean Enterprise tools and education.
  • Act as lead for training and coaching of team members, ensuring standardization and compliance to methods and workshops or projects.-- Introduces and supports the use of new tools in assigned areas.
  • Drive a culture of problem solving and be able to train and facilitate solving of simple and complex problems.-- Train all levels of the organization in Lean methodology.
  • Act as a change agent leading continuous process improvement in manufacturing and transactional areas.
  • Serve as technical content Lean Expert, provide coaching/advice to peers and direct reports, facilitate teams to achieve continuous improvement goals, train others in use of quality and continuous improvement tools and techniques.
  • Provide leadership by challenging conventional thinking, establishing and monitoring metrics and measurements, and build a workforce that applies and utilizes Lean tools and techniques.
  • Evaluate and recommend projects/programs providing opportunities for improvements in key measurement areas (Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost), in order to achieve expected results, and manage multiple projects with dynamic shifting priorities and targets.
  • Ability to travel over 25% of the time to other locations within a specified region
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.Education and/or Training:--
    • BA/BS degree in Engineering related field required; advanced degree preferred. Minimum of 12 years in a manufacturing environment: or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience managing staff.
    • Experience/Certification with Toyota Production Systems preferred
    • Extensive experience in an industrial manufacturing environment preferred.Relevant Work Experience:
      • Successful candidate will have prior knowledge in a manufacturing/industrial setting with a strong focus in Lean Manufacturing operations.
      • Strong knowledge of quality tool kit including process management and Six Sigma required.--
      • Extensive job-related experience with LEAN manufacturing tools and methods.
      • Proven ability to drive continuous improvement with identifying and eliminating waste.
      • Proven ability to empower others to use their expertise to improve everyday business.Communicating & Influencing Skills:
        • Strong communication, leadership and interactive skills that that can work effectively across multiple cross functional boundaries and have the ability to be involved with continuous improvement problem solving tasks.
        • Open and candid communication style with a willingness to strongly challenge decision making processes prior to action.--
        • Self-Starter who can creatively drive continuous improvement on their own initiative.
        • Strong analytical, mathematical, computer and basic business skills.-- Able to bring clarity and optimal solutions from abstract information.Carpenter Technology Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees.Carpenter Technology Corporation's policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company also will recruit, develop and provide opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Keywords: Carpenter Technology, Huntsville , Sr. Lean Transformation Leader, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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