HNI Lean Development Manager in Muscatine, Iowa

Description

HNI Corporation, an industry leader in office furniture design and manufacturing located in Muscatine, Iowa is looking for a Lean Development Manager to join their team! The Lean Development Manager is a primary resource to drive and support lean transformation throughout HNI facilities. This person will partner with the Business Process Improvement (BPI) team and facility leadership to drive the lean vision and strategy. They will develop lean talent and member engagement, and execute the BPI model and tools to drive sustainable business results.

Relocation to Muscatine would be ideal but not required…if you choose to work remotely, you will likely have to endure more travel than if you are based in Muscatine.

Some of the essential functions of the Lean Development Manager are:

  • Participate in and lead problem solving events and workshops

  • Mentor RCI Managers in lean practices and tools

  • Deliver practical, hands-on training and facilitate workshops in BPI methodology and tools to eliminate waste. Promote a continuous learning environment.

  • Drive adherence to BPI standards

  • Schedule, facilitate, and participate in Lean Assessments

  • Coordinate external consultants and manage kaizen event schedules

  • Coordinate external benchmarking visits and research potential companies as targets

  • Communicate best practices within the organization, championing leverage across all business entities

  • Contribute content for training materials

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business or operations management

  • Lean training or coursework in operational improvement also helpful

  • Broad base of high-level experience encompassing manufacturing operations, team building, product development, and P&L; responsibility.

  • Demonstrated understanding of lean principals

  • Change management, lean leadership and event participation

  • Team leading and building with cross functional teams

  • Proven performance leading large-scale transformations.

  • Effective presentation skills and ability to influence others

Posted at: Monday, July 17, 2017

Job Req#: 5117016

Category: Lean Manufacturing

Type: Salary

Work Experience: Broad base of high-level experience encompassing manufacturing operations, team building and product development,

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business or operations management

Reporting to: VP, Business Process Improvement

Shift: 1st

EEO Category: Professionals

Company: HNI Corporation

Location: HNI Corporation, Muscatine, IA