Corporate Lean Leader, Manufacturing
Job Opportunity at KLA Industries

Posted on Sep 13

http://www.klaindustries.com    513-939-3560

Location: Richmond, VA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4167481

Corporate Lean Leader – Manufacturing

Company – My client is a recognized international leader in the packaging industry and has been in business for over 50 years, still privately held, and dedicated to driving innovation, quality, and sustainable products. They continue to pioneer new solutions to the industry and are made up of legacy leaders in the business for you to learn and grow from. Their core products are used in applications for food, beverage, and specialty markets. They have several locations throughout the US and over 500 employees but continue to grow year over year. This progressive company is making the right kind of investments to help them continue to be the best and just recently invested millions of dollars in to all areas of the business.
They appreciate their employees by offering:
  • Great base salaries, bonus, rewarding benefits, vacation, and more
  • An environment that supports and promotes growth and upward mobility
  • Rewarding and impactful opportunity to be a direct decision maker during this period of change
Your role in the organization:
As the Lean Leader you will be the Subject Matter Expert for process implementation of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement initiatives through project management. This role is a hybrid of manufacturing excellence, a project manager, and a CI engineer and you will be an integral part of coordinating cross functional teams. This is a very impactful role, we need an expert in identifying and implementing proven solutions, as well as a leader who can be hands on with training, driving change, and a Continuous Improvement culture among the team. Being in a corporate function you have a head seat at the table and can truly affect change. You will facilitate excellence roadmaps and then lead those on the floor at all of their facilities, so travel is involved about 50% of the time. This role will report to the Director of Lean.
To be successful in this role:
  • Technical degree in Engineering or similar – Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, etc.
  • Plastics manufacturing experience – Extrusion, Converting, Injection Molding, Blow Molding, etc.
  • 5+ years in a manufacturing environment, hands on manufacturing, process, or CI related roles
  • 3+ years in using LEAN Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement or Six Sigma methodologies in a manufacturing environment – Green Belt or higher is a plus
  • Experience in hands on implementation, bring part of a culture change is a plus
Location – This position will be based in their US Headquarters in Virginia, near the capital and commutable from several great cities around the area of Richmond. This community is a historic town with a lot of history and a great place for growing families and careers, low cost of living, and all four seasons. Additionally, you are close to the coast for weekend trips to the beach!
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