Continental Corporation Lean Manager in St. Marys, Ohio

About Continental With sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 230.000 employees in 56 countries. As a division in the Continental Corporation, ContiTech is one of the world's leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 46,000 employees in 44 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, polyamide, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech also offers functional and design-oriented living solutions and is always searching for customer-friendly and environmentally-friendly answers – going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With sales of approximately €5.5 billion (2016), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Auto req ID 92287BR

Job Title Lean Manager

Country United States

Posting Location St. Marys, OH

Job Description

*Apply and coordinate continuous improvement methods for the site.

*Identify and support plant production and administration improvement potentials.

*Lead improvement and training workshops including but not limited to, Value Stream or Process Mapping, Kaizen, 5S, root cause problem solving, etc.

*Follow up on initiated projects and define counter measures to ensure successful introduction of best practices.

*Ensure best practices are shared to enhance site efficiency.

*Develop, utilize, and maintain standard documentation for Lean methods.

*Ensure integration of corporate values as related to continuous improvement.

*Other Duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

• 10-12 years of manufacturing experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Must have demonstrated experience leading Lean transformation.

• Prior hands-on experience in Toyota Production System a plus.

• Strong leadership, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.

• Must be able to communicate to all levels of the organization.

• Willingness and ability to do hands-on work when required.

• Must be able to solve problems and issues.

• Must be detailed orientated.

• Computer skills including Microsoft Office and SAP desired.

• Willingness and ability to travel both domestically & internationally.

• Must be authorized to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.

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