Lear Corporation is ranked #147 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. As a leading supplier of automotive seating and electrical, Lear serves its customers with global capabilities while maintaining individual commitment. With headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Lear maintains 257 locations in 38 countries around the globe and employs approximately 156,000 employees. Lear is traded under the symbol [LEA] on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Continuous Improvement Leader will lead and implement the Continuous Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma and Best Practice) strategy for the assigned Lear site. Reports to the Plant Manager and will have a strong dotted line report to the Central CI team.
Main Tasks Will Be
Develop consistent Value Stream Maps (VSMs) at assigned site.
Partner with all site leaders from executive, middle, and associate level teams.
Ensure a consistent site project pipeline at each site
Work closely with the CI global team to ensure Lean, Six Sigma and Best Practices (LSS & BP) compliance and implementation.
Identify and work to remove barriers that slow or prevent the successful attainment of LSS & BP across the site enterprise.
Deploy LSS & BP strategy across the site enterprise, ensuring common company training compliance and understanding at all levels of the organization
Partner with Site executives and initiate Policy Deployment Strategy (PDS) for Performance, Goals, and Objectives
Ensure Hoshin-Kanri goals and objectives alignment from the Global Executive team for LSS & BP, ensuring constant feedback and coaching to ensuring team objectives are met and exceeded.
To be a success in this role you must have:
Business or technical degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education, (5 – 10 years). An advanced degree, ideally in a quantitative field, will be well regarded.
Accredited LSS Black Belt , Lean Sensei , and or Master Black Belt certification is a plus
Deep knowledge of culture change coupled with the relentless focus on details necessary to move companywide initiatives forward
Ability to diagnose organizational dynamics and deployment of actions via communications
Proven financial acumen, critical thinker with ability to provide an impartial, consultative and solutions oriented approach
Strategically-minded with track record of execution excellence
Able to set priorities and 'triage' in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Successful track record as a Change Agent for breakthrough improvements
Able to work in a collaborative, global environment