Lean Manager – Continuous Improvement

Freudenberg Medical - Carpinteria, CA (30+ days ago)3.7


The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48,000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group. Freudenberg Medical is a leading global manufacturer of components for medical devices, complex catheter systems for minimally-invasive surgery and total solutions for the biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Lean Manager – Continuous Improvement
Proven Ability to Drive Change and Improvement in a Fast-Paced Manufacturing Environment
Your tasks
Utilizes Lean tool box to DRIVE a Lean System
Provide leadership and run the Lean Steering Committee
Promote Lean
Plan, organize, and EXECUTES on Kaizen events
Conduct Lean training
Follow up on Kaizen event action list through to close
Facilitate Continuous Improvement teams using Kaizen, VA/VE, 3P, 5s and SMED
Execute, track, and take accountability for continuous improvement savings and results
Guide organization in Lean Systems implementation
Participates as a member of the plant staff
Provide input to the Divisional Lean Director to continually improve training materials and technique
Interfaces with the lean community and functions as the site lean representative
Our expectations
Bachelor of Science degree in engineering
Lean Systems Certification
Minimum of 5 years’ experience implementing Lean manufacturing
Leadership skills
Preferred knowledge of Six Sigma
Excellent communication and training skills
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tool box
Excellent problem solving and facilitation skills
Experience in Lean Systems implementation
Knowledge of continuous improvement methodology (Kaizen, VA/VE, 3P, 5s and SMED)
Must possess communication and training skills
Knowledge of the Toyota Production System
Must have problem solving and facilitation skills
Must be enthusiastic, tenacious, professional and articulate
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Must be able to interact with all levels of the organization
Must have ability and self motivation to become a certified Black Belt within 18 months
Freudenberg Medical is a global leader in medical contract manufacturing; we offer the following services for medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.

For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Freudenberg Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms.

Location: Carpinteria, CA

We are currently hiring for a LEAN Manager who:
Is a strong motivator focused on providing leadership and inspiring change in those around you
Have a strong understanding of the business and how Lean Systems impact the bottom line
Is able to interact with all levels of the organization and they must be able to motivate and direct cross-functional teams to achieve desired results.
Self-motivated and thrives in a fast –paced, team-driven, “lean” systems environment, where every day brings new projects and challenges.
It’s an exciting time to work at Freudenberg Medical. We know our ability to succeed depends upon the people we employ. Leading-edge technology, the highest standards, and outstanding people make Freudenberg Medical the employer of choice in this industry. We offer a competitive salary plus a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401K Match.