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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Gaston
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Continuous Improvement Specialist - Orangeburg, SC We are seeking a Continuous Improvement Specialist who employs a range of abilities, including project design, leadership, and management, to ensure performance enhancement and process evolution. This role involves utilizing Lean Six Sigma principles to spearhead continuous improvement initiatives and achieve operational excellence. The individual in this role is tasked with planning, scheduling, and executing continuous improvement activities within a manufacturing facility's production floor.Compensation: $120,000 - $130,000 + Discretionary Bonus + 401k (50% up to 6%) Match, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD, LTD, PTO.*Relocation is offered for candidates moving.100% Medical Benefits Covered401k Match 50% up to 6% of incomeKey ResponsibilitiesPinpointing opportunities for process enhancement, waste elimination, and cost reductionOrganizing, facilitating, and carrying out continuous improvement events using Lean Six Sigma toolsInstructing, guiding, and coaching cross-functional teams on Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologyStriving for continuous process improvement on the production floor and transactional areas by collaborating with various functions such as logisticsAdditional ResponsibilitiesClearly outlining program objectives and scopeAssessing and prioritizing potential improvements based on benefits and required effortSecuring employee commitment (e.g., process managers) for proactive change managementFormulating a clear and comprehensive implementation planSetting criteria for the project's success and preparing a robust statement of constraints/limiting factorsImplementing governance principles appropriatelyResolving technical issues such as formulation, equipment, product, interpretation of regulations, and resource availabilityIdentifying intervention priorities and indicatorsConducting a thorough analysis of the current situation that accurately outlines the issuesDefining deliverables, outcome indicators, and performance-measured indicatorsIdentifying available resources (e.g., people, material, and finances)Detailing the desired situationClearly outlining methodologyAnalyzing options accurately, including impact and feasibilityIdentifying obstacles and strategies to overcome them through continuous improvementRegularly monitoring the implementation of solutions to achieve objectives and expected benefitsSkills Required and Desired Pursue positive change and collaborate with employees in implementing recommended changes. A successful continuous improvement manager possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills and can communicate with all levels of employees, from upper management to production floor workers. They explain the reasons for changing processes and how to implement those changes. Using Lean Six Sigma methodologies, the continuous improvement manager spearheads the improvement efforts and educates others on their implementation.Being organized and skilled at balancing and managing priorities is crucial for a successful continuous improvement professional, as there can be competition for what is handled and when. Keen analytical skills and the ability to synthesize information are essential when determining how current processes can be improved.Hard SkillsContinuous Improvement5SLean ManufacturingKaizenLean Six SigmaRoot Cause AnalysisValue Stream MappingProficiency in commonly used and specialized softwareStrong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, including advanced skills with ExcelDemonstrated ability to work in high-paced and changing environmentRequired/Desired Education and QualificationsBachelor's Degree in business administration, finance, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field. Some employers require a Master's Degree in management or operations.Quality improvement methodologies such as Lean and Six SigmaContinuous Improvement Manager certification can demonstrate professionalismSoft SkillsPassion for Continuous ImprovementAbility to communicate with all levels within the organizationExcellent written and oral communication skillsPredisposition to teach leaders a zero-defect mentalityAbility to weigh and manage prioritiesSkilled at synthesis and analysisDetail-orientedFlexibility and diplomacy when dealing with staff and coworkersAbility to make decisions as well as influence decision-makingStrong work habits focusing on safety, quality, and productivityOrganizational skillsAbility to multitaskProject managementCustomer service

Keywords: The Judge Group, Columbia , Continuous Improvement Specialist, Other , Gaston, South Carolina

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