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Division Lean Manager  

Division: HYD GAD - Rockford, IL

% of Travel Required: 20-30%

Career Level: Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Compensation: From 77,000 To 115,000 USD Per Year

Relocation Pay: Yes

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Primary resource for supporting the Division in its Lean Transformation through the implementation of the Parker Lean System (PLS).  Delivers practical, hands-on training to associates in PLS methodology and tools to eliminate waste in all administrative, manufacturing and support functions.  Measures and reports progress on an on-going basis using the Win Scorecard and PLS Lean Journey Assessment.  Trains and develops associates in PLS methodology and tools to eliminate waste in all administrative, manufacturing and support functions. 

Scope/Supervision and Interaction:
__X__ Has Direct Reports ____ Does Not Have Direct Reports*

*At the discretion of the division this position may not include supervisory responsibility.

Position reports to the Division General Manager.  Ensures full Parker Lean System education and implementation in all functional areas at the Division, Plant, and Facility level to ensure consistency and sustainability.  Provides leadership and direction to the Division Staff.  Develops and manages the Lean team, where appropriate.

Essential Functions:
Guides all PLS initiatives within the Division.  Works with Division staff and Plant level management on Lean implementation using Parker Lean Systems as the principal tool.  Ensures the development of a robust Lean Future State Strategy to be implemented Division-wide.

The Division Lean Manager will ensure adherence to PLS standards at the Division for the Site, Value Stream and Team Improvement boards enabling a PDCA culture and progression of the Lean Journey.  In multi-site Divisions, supports Plant Lean Leaders through required and special team meetings.  Provides high level of technical and operational recommendations in meeting productivity, material control, product quality, and customer service goals.

Ensures that the organizational structure has been reviewed and that resources are aligned for the Lean transformation. 

In multi-site divisions, helps develop Plant Lean Leaders with an emphasis on championing the Division's goals, objectives, and implementation plans relative to the Lean Journey Assessment, Division Strategy Deployment, and Future State Site Plans.

Ensures on-going education of all employees at the Division in PLS.  Promotes a Continuous Learning environment.

Communicates the status of all Lean efforts to the Group Lean Manager.  Provides documentation of results and benefits achieved to the Division Staff and the Corporate Lean Leader, as reported through Parker's Lean Journey Assessment and Win scorecard.

Shares best practice methods and ideas with Group Lean Manager.


Job Requirement:

Qualifications:Five to seven years of manufacturing experience demonstrating a self-starting and hands-on quality.  Four-year degree or equivalent required.

A good understanding of Lean principles such as Value Stream Mapping, Just-In-Time, Demand Flow, Single Piece Flow, Five S's, Visual Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen, SPC, Six Sigma and Communication Tools, Statistical Problem Solving, ISO, QS9000 or similar.

Has successfully led a minimum of ten (10) Kaizen events within a manufacturing environment.  Has participated in numerous other Kaizen events preferably in both the manufacturing and office areas.

Good understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean enterprise.

Excellent communication skills to lead and support empowered employees in a team environment.

Good presentation skills to effectively share the success and ideas of the Division.

Responsible for championing and leading Lean initiatives at the Division level by utilizing the Company's WIN Strategy. Organizes associates in value stream mapping and continuous improvement initiatives to eliminate waste in all office, factory and support functions. Measures and reports progress on an on-going basis using the Lean Journey Assessment, financial performance measures(ROS, RONA , etc) and Lean Report Card measures. Transfers the ownership of Lean principles to facility leadership and Lean Managers

Additional Comments:
The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

Other Skills: As this is a Global Division, this position is also responsible for lean in Hellaby, UK. The Division Lean Manager will provide strategy, vision and coordination at each of the Division's 3 locations (Illinois, California and the UK)
LocationMachesney Park, IL
CountryUnited States of America
Employment AgencyParker Hannifin
Posted Date05/21/2011 18:33:07
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