DSJ Global is currently partnered with one of the leading Packaging companies in the US seeking a Value Stream Lean Leader to join their team in Louisville. The Value Stream Lean Leader is responsible for driving our transition to a Lean cultural transformation in the plants, ensuring a high level of commitment and excitement with Lean plant experts, plant leadership and floor employees. This is an individual contributor position and our client is seeking an individual who can grow into a leadership role in 1-2 years.
- Work with the Director of Lean Deployment, Plant Manager, and on-site Lean experts in identifying activities, values and selecting Kaizen events and ensure proper resourcing and preparation for those events.
- Ensure Lean activities are linked to the business objectives and develop a site transformation plan in collaboration with the site management team.
- Ensure pre-event training, preparation for events, development and implementation of a communication plan, post event follow-up and auditing of results, prompt delivery of required supplies and materials, and mentoring KPO team members.
- Build and maintain the foundation for continuous improvement by ensuring the effective functioning of transformation activities aligned to a Lean Operating System.
- Teach Lean tools to all levels of the organization (Kaizen, 5S, TPM, Set-up reduction, Standard Work, Visual Management, SQDC boards, MDI, etc.).
- Assume the role of consultant, participant, and/ or lead on Kaizen events.
- Foster a culture of moving forward in a change environment and continuously assuring buy-in and ownership at all levels.
- Maintaining overall program tracking for impact and cultural improvements.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- A Bachelors Degree is Required (Engineering field of study preferred)
- 2-3 years of Manufacturing experience
- Minimum of 1 years in a position responsible for driving Lean manufacturing initiatives in complex manufacturing facilities.
- Strong change management skills and demonstrated experience changing a culture to a Lean environment.
- Experience successfully leading and directing employees who are not direct reports.
- Personal experience in participation in or leading Kaizen events.
- Formal Lean training from an "academy" organization - either through direct consulting experience (i.e. Shingijutsu, TBM) or via organizations with deep, well-established lean operating systems (Toyota, Danaher, etc)