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Continuous Improvement Manager

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Sherrill, NY, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Develops and leads the strategy of the Lean initiative at Briggs & Stratton. Drives the Lean roadmap improvements and oversees the build of the standard work and training methods to sustain and leverage the Lean journey. Develops metrics, tools and training for Lean techniques to create a culture of continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Drives a culture of Lean throughout the organization and champions the implementation of Lean philosophy. 

  2. Develops and oversees the plan execution to deliver Lean assessment score improvements compatible with business objectives.

  3. Establishes and optimizes proper governance to ensure speed, consistency and control over processes

  4. Develops and executes Lean events to deliver identified cost improvements compatible with business objectives.

  5. Trains and develops employees in Lean expertise and relevant tools and skills; Conducts Lean training and facilitates Lean events and improvement teams.

  6. Manages Lean projects throughout the organization by coaching and mentoring Lean leaders to higher levels of success through better project selection, project scoping, team selection, project implementation and monitoring.

  7. Drives the evaluation of continuous improvements activities throughout the organization

  8. Develops a dashboard for performance metrics related to Lean implementations and their projected paybacks.

  9. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management and department budget.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of Lean with an emphasis on Lean in the office environment

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to successfully interact with all levels of employees

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills which champion accountability, maximize team and individual strengths, seek and implement change and align with critical business objectives

  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Highly collaborative and able to work effectively in a participative, team-oriented environment

  • Proficient computer skills and familiarity with office productivity software

  • Ability to lead a team

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience in project management

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

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