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Lean Manufacturing Manager

Michelin North America
United States, Kansas, Emporia
1601 East South Avenue (Show on map)
May 27, 2024
Lean Manufacturing Manager

Michelin is hiring!

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Michelin has an immediate opening for a Progress Advisor who contributes to the success of the site by leading the implementation of Lean principles and methods using Michelin's standard production system processes. Michelin's purpose is to support everyone's right to move freely to find their better way forward. Our continuous improvement stimulates innovation and allows us to manufacture locally, which in turn, strengthens the local communities. Reporting to the Plant Director, you will improve and maintain those gains through process standardization and coaching of all levels of plant leadership. If respect for people, teamwork and trust are some values you live by you should consider joining us, the Worldwide leader in Tires!

This opportunity is in Emporia, Kansas. We specialize in rubber tracks for the agricultural industry. Come join our growing team!

What will you do:

  • Lead, coach, and train all levels/functions on the use and adaptation of Lean methodology (ex. EVSM, VSMs, Kaizen events, 6 Sigma, etc.) tools and other problem- solving techniques to guide and support our business success.
  • Define and implement the strategic plan for process improvements at the site. Facilitate plant wide Kaizen events that are aligned with the facility's 3-5-year plan.
  • Partner with functional leaders to assess current processes and identify process improvement opportunities and then work closely with them to create a continuous improvement plan aligned on their goals.
  • Identify and remove the removal of roadblocks encountered by people in their efforts to conduct lean activities. This includes improving the different training documents, audit forms and other tools.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge through outstanding lean manufacturing benchmarking and personal growth and development.
  • Track, measure, and report progress on improvements using established Key Performance Indicators.

What Will You Bring:

  • BS in Industrial Engineering, a similar technical major or equivalent experience is required. A Lean Green Belt certification is required. A Black Belt certification is preferred.
  • 5-8 years' experience in a continuous improvement leadership role is required, preferably in a manufacturing environment with a demonstrated flexibility in leading and training people on all shifts.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team by setting clear goals, providing regular feedback/coaching, leading by example, and fostering a positive work environment to inspire change together. Experience in leading organizational cultural change, such variation reduction, is preferred.
  • Critical thinking skills to analyze the situation/data, find the root cause, and implement solutions to eliminate/reduce the risk of the problem happening again.
  • Analytical skills to objectively examine data, recognize patterns, and make connections between seemingly unrelated ideas and concepts, and then visually communicate the results to others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with data analytical tools like MicroStrategy, Power BI, OSI PI, Matlab, Minita


Inspire Motion for Life: Apply Today!

As the leading mobility company, we work with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing our clients' mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for our customers' needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing our expertise to new markets, we invest in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide a variety of industries-from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada.

MICHELIN tires have been ranked the #1 Tire Brand across major categories and segments by industry experts and consumers alike. For nearly three decades we've been recognized for our achievements in Customer Satisfaction, Performance, Durability, Technology and Innovation.

Michelin cares for the personal and professional development of its employees. We support career advancement through various options, which include: skill and career development, training, career exploration and work with cross-functional teams. We offer the possibility of a varied and fulfilling career path in an environment where unique contributions are valued.

Michelin offers 10 Business Resource Groups (BRGs) which are all-inclusive groups created and led by employees who have shared life experiences across various diversity dimensions. Each group supports business strategies and initiatives along with meeting the needs of members. The goal of each group is to help employees feel welcome and included, support employee engagement and encourage professional development. BRGs also provide cross-cultural support, career management resources and opportunities for community involvement.

Michelin provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. Consistent with these obligations, Michelin also provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please contact us at accommodations@michelin.com.

This position is not available for immigration sponsorship.

Get in the driver's seat and be on your way to a meaningful professional journey!

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