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Logistics Continuous Improvement Manager

Date: Sep 3, 2021

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Drives a culture of Continuous Improvement throughout the organization by leading projects that are designed to reduce operational costs. Responsible for mapping existing processes, working with leaders on ways to improve our existing processes and plays a key role in defining and developing new system deployments in support of our continuous improvement program.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develops effective key performance indicators and reports results to leadership team and other key stakeholders

  2. Works directly with stakeholders to identify process improvement opportunities, determines the appropriate improvement methodologies, and implements Continuous Improvement processes to achieve identified cost improvements compatible with business objectives

  3. Facilitates and acts as a subject matter expert in process Improvement by leading  and mentoring others to higher levels of success through better project selection, project scoping, team selection, project implementation and monitoring

  4.  Leads the evaluation of Continuous Improvement activities throughout the organization

  5. Identifies metrics and implements  system dashboards to track and evaluate performance metrics related to Continuous Improvement implementations and their projected paybacks.

  6. Recommends improvements and/or modifications for sequence of operations and related matters

  7. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of Continuous Improvement tools such as Kaizen and Six Sigma

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to successfully interact and motivate a diverse group of people.

  • 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 productivity software

  • Ability to lead a project and others that do not have a direct report relationship 

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

Education

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

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in project management, continuous improvement or related field

  • May require domain specific experience in a specific function

Physical & Environmental Requirements

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Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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