Continuous Improvement Manager

Trojan Battery - Santa Fe Springs, CA (30+ days ago)3.4

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Trojan Battery Company is looking for a Continuous Improvement Manager. This position will lead and implement business and operational excellence practices, principles, and philosophies across Trojan Battery Company. This person will be responsible to drive process improvement activities to achieve dramatic improvement in the key business metrics of safety, quality, delivery, cost, and employee development/fulfillment.

The Continuous Improvement Manager will also lead, facilitate, teach, and coach improvement teams in kaizen/rapid improvement events and other lean tools and methodologies. This team is new and offers a challenge in developing Trojan Battery Company as an employer of choice within a talent pool that may not know about the complex infrastructure that delivers our product. This person must thrive in an innovative, fast-paced environment, can roll up their sleeves, work hard, have fun, and get the job done.

Plan, lead, facilitate, and execute kaizen/rapid improvement events.
Develop training materials and processes in support of the organization’s lean transformation and creation of the Trojan Business System
Teach, coach and develop associates to be leaders of continuous improvement activities throughout the organization as part of the implementation of the Trojan Business System.
Educate and position identified stakeholders to independently drive continuous process improvement within their departments with a set of proven tactics and techniques.
Supports key process owners and stakeholders to identify and prioritize improvement efforts.
Serves as a key change agent to effectively drive sustainable process improvement efforts across the organization.
Manage the project pipeline for assigned part of the business
Create and maintain standard work procedures for key business processes
Provide periodic status reports, issue lists, budget reports, and project plans.
Implements and manages appropriate escalation protocols associated with tasks and projects.
Develops and delivers presentations for multiple organizational levels.
Acts as a Project Manager to execute process improvement initiatives, typically for projects yielding very large savings for the organization
Demonstrates a commitment to meeting deliverables and deadlines in a fast-paced environment, managing to a project plan, project charter, issues list and budget
Utilizes root cause problem solving tools (including A3 process) in day-to-day decision making
Perform workflow, cycle time, and throughput-analysis
Optimizes workload and schedule
Performs other duties as required

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Management, Operations Research, Information Technology, or other related field
5+ years of work experience in engineering, project management, consulting or other related area
Formal education in Lean/Six Sigma principles or other formal process improvement training preferred
Experience in leading complex cross-functional, cross-business unit process improvement and management efforts
Ability to work collaboratively, both with and through individuals.
Ability to coach, mentor and teach staff and leaders to better integrate systems thinking into organizational practice
Demonstrated expertise in change management, facilitation and project management methods
Ability to design and implement business process reviews, performance scorecards and process governance teams
Ability to integrate industry best practices and benchmarks into current operations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to develop and deliver presentations for multiple organizational levels
Experienced with in-depth financial analysis preferred

Founded in 1925 by George Godber and Carl Speer, Trojan Battery Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. From deep-cycle flooded batteries to deep-cycle AGM and gel batteries, Trojan has shaped the world of deep-cycle battery technology with more than over 90 years of battery manufacturing experience.

Trojan Battery Company’s core values focus on our commitment to developing innovative environmentally friendly energy storage solutions that effectively meet customer needs, and serve the global community at large. Trojan values the integrity of our business relations, the quality of our deep-cycle technology, reliability of our products and services, as well as the professional growth of our team members.

A variety of Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
A variety of Insurance Plans and options
Section 125 Cafeteria Plan
401(k)/401k Roth
Disability Income – specific locations and/or classification
Group Legal Services
Corporate 529 College Savings Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
Credit Union Membership
Blue Heart Campaign- An awareness raising initiative to fight human trafficking and its impact on society
A variety of Employee Discounts
Employee Wellness Programs
Volunteer and Company Sponsored Philanthropy Trips
if you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!