Avery Dennison Continuous Improvement Manager in Painesville, Ohio
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
The Continuous Improvement Manager for our Painesville Films Facility will plan, lead and coordinate continuous improvement initiatives and ensure effective execution of key business and lean strategies. This role will report into the Plant Manager and will function as a liaison between the site and the Divisional Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS) team. The Continuous Improvement Manager will be a member of the Plant Leadership Team. Ability to work with all levels of the organization, influence without authority, and knowledge of manufacturing processes are key to the role.
In your role as Continuous Improvement Manager delivering on these responsibilities is critical to success:
Partner with site leaders to train and deploy 6 Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools, methodologies and practices, including but not limited to MDI (Managing By Daily Improvement) and other like Toyota Kata, 4DX’s and problem solving or value stream mapping.
Own Continuous Improvement (CI) assessment and initiatives. Partner with Site Leaders and facilitate strategy deployment.
Be a change agent: challenge organizational leaders to take CI to the next plateau; remove organizational barriers to continuous improvement process.
Develop, implement and monitor site CI training initiatives.
Mentoring, coaching new 6 Sigma Belt candidates.
Facilitating Kaizen, blitz, workshop CI events.
Share best practices with other site CI Managers, CI Project Leaders and develop coordinated plans.
Calibrate with CI Divisional Staff on strategy, methodology, divisional OGSM initiatives.
Identify and communicate various CI readings, training and benchmarking opportunities.
Coach Plant Leadership Team members in lean concepts and principles as they apply to their functional areas
Challenge site through the Management for Daily Improvement process for daily results that fall short of targets and goals
Avery Dennison has a long history of being a market leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:
- Bachelors Degree required (Master Degree preferred); Engineering or a related field in combination with lean or operational experience.
- 3-5 years business / CI (Lean, 6 Sigma) / operations experience, driving team excellence and leading people is required or functional areas.
Passion and commitment to CI with demonstrated success in leading and influencing both individuals and work teams.
Working knowledge lean sigma methodologies required.
Excellent people skills with the ability to openly convey information to team members in a timely and concise manner. Must have strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
Must be a change leader: ability to adapt, assimilate, initiate, support and reinforce change among the teams.
Demonstrated organizational and project management skills with the ability to achieve results independently and through others.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with a bias toward action.
High level of proficiency with information systems and manufacturing application
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled