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Continuous Improvement Manager in Sacramento at Milgard Windows & Doors

Date Posted: 2/5/2018

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Job Description

Be Part of Milgard's Continuous Improvement/Lean Culture!

Our Sacramento sales and manufacturing operation is seeking an experienced Lean professional to oversee and lead our facility's Continuous Improvement/Lean culture shift.

In this role you will be responsible for managing all facility quality programs, and implementing Continuous Improvement (CI) methods such as Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Six Sigma, 8-D Problem Solving and Value Analysis to drive out waste and improve productivity. This role will set the facility direction for CI and will take the lead in fostering the professional development of facility Leads, Supervisors, and Managers by being a leading, proactive change agent that drives a Continuous Improvement culture. This position manages the quality department and all responsibilities associated with this to include improving product quality from process through production by identifying and improving current inspection systems, quality operating procedures, and material and finished goods inspection requirements.

Some key responsibilities of the CI Manager will be:


• Facilitate management team to identify and develop annual improvement plans consistent with and in support of the strategic plan and business operating plan. Identify goals for CI events and potential quantifiable savings.

• Establish, lead, and maintain a Continuous Improvement Steering Committee.

• Facilitate the selection, scope, and planning of specific improvement projects.

• Develop training materials and effectively deliver those materials in a team environment to ensure employees throughout the facility are trained in CI concepts and philosophy.

• Facilitate CI events and teams.

• Overall program communications (future events, event updates, report outs)..

The ideal candidate will have:


• A minimum of 5+ years’ experience leading or driving Continuous Improvement/Lean initiatives

• Experience in a manufacturing environment, with some of those years in a leadership/supervisory role

• Prior cross functional team facilitation experience preferred.

• Strong background in problem solving, planning, and organization.

• Proven employee development and team building skills.

• College Degree preferred, but may be substituted by relevant work experience.

• Six Sigma certification a plus

• Proactive(!) in attacking challenges and confident in setting and achieving stretch goals.

• Must be able to teach and generate results while enhancing our work environment and supporting Milgard’s philosophy of Respect, Service, and Excellence.

If you believe you meet these requirements and are interested in joining a Company founded on Respect For The Individual, please send your resume for our consideration and respectful review.