Quality/Continuous Improvement Manager

Waukesha, WI 53186

Posted: 11/25/2020 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 14300

Job Description

Quality/Continuous Improvement Manager to lead the implementation of Lean Six Sigma. This is to be done through the training and mentoring of Yellow Belts, Green Belts and Black Belts. This position will be responsible for high priority, large scale projects that span across multiple departments and are critical to the success of the business. The Quality/Continuous Improvement Manager also has responsibility for developing and guiding the Quality policy and culture.

  • A four-year degree in Business or Engineering from an accredited university
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience in the area of Continuous Improvement
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • 3+ years of progressive experience in a process improvement environment, including Lean Six Sigma implementation experience
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time efficiently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of Lean Six Sigma including but not limited to: Value Stream Mapping Voice of the Customer, Kaizen, KANBAN, and 5S+1
  • Ability to learn new concepts and effectively pass knowledge on to others through classroom training and the design of practical experiences and exercises
  • Must possess strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual contributor
  • Solid interpersonal relationship and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Actively participates in creating and managing the Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plan to achieve profitable growth
  • Successfully deploy Lean Six Sigma company-wide
  • Develop Lean Six Sigma Training materials
  • Teach Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Yellow Belt training
  • Mentor Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt projects.
  • Emphasizes a Quality at the source mindset and leads the quality improvement function to all levels of the organization with the Mantra “I will not pass on defects”
  • Collaborate with enterprise-wide business partners to define improvement objectives, success measures, team roles and responsibilities
  • Utilize effective Continuous Improvement practices including, but not limited to: Lean, Six Sigma, KANBAN, and 5S+1 to execute projects in a timely manner, and to be the primary educator on these methods
  • Balance multiple Continuous Improvement projects spanning various disciplines, and managing interdependencies and transitions between project teams and functional teams
  • Build consultative working relationships with business partners
  • Challenge business assumptions and establish an effective fact-based decision-making process
  • Ensure team is appropriately resourced to meet business objectives
  • Effectively partner with vendors as necessary in order to fulfill the initiatives
  • Proactively assess and monitor Continuous Improvement projects
  • Uncover risks and provide resolutions or alternatives through the influence, persuasion and coaching of business partners, key stakeholders and key influencers
  • Proactively identify interdependencies across the organization; establish effective mechanisms to manage these dependencies and close gaps
  • Manage, lead and develop teams, coach and mentor staff on leadership competencies, methods, and effective execution
  • Review project deliverables and resources to ensure Critical to Quality requests, project timelines, and that the scope of projects are in line with the Strategic Plan
  • Maintain processes, standards, and templates in a constantly evolving playbook
  • Assist in the hiring process as appropriate
Relocation Assistance Available
Salary Range- $100-$110k
Location- Waukesha, WI

Please send resume to; wendyc@selectek.com

Meet Your Recruiter

Wendy Colaiacovo
Technical Recruiter

Through her commitment to both the candidates and the clients, Wendy knows how to make powerful staffing connections as a technical recruiter. Originally from Long Island, Wendy relocated to Atlanta during the preparations for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. After earning her bachelor’s degree in education, Wendy began a career in child care center management. She later transitioned to technical recruiting for Selectek and consistently cares for our candidates and clients through relationship building and expertise. After almost two decades with Selectek, Wendy knows how to relate to our engineers and help them find the best fit. During her time off, Wendy is a triathlete and an avid runner.

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