HNI Lean Development Manager in Muscatine, Iowa
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
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
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
EEO Category: Professionals
Company: HNI Corporation
Location: HNI Corporation, Muscatine, IA