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STANLEY BLACK .and. DECKER Continuous Improvement Manager in Sedalia, Missouri

Company is seeking an Controls Engineer for Industry 4.0 at our Company site in Sedalia, MO. Since 1843, Company Black and Decker has been committed to innovation and social responsibility, while becoming a leader in multiple industries. Company has created a state of the art manufacturing incubator in Connecticut to accelerate its global Industry 4.0 smart factory initiative across the entire organization. This position will drive the overall vision and strategy for the company s Industry 4.0 initiative for the latest technologies and processes with respect to Industry 4.0.To learn more about Industry 4.0 and Company Black and Decker s vision, visit:company's websiteAbout the JobThis position is responsible for leading, managing, and facilitating the transition to Lean/Sigma Manufacturing at the facility level. Primary responsibility is to ensure there is an effective transformation from traditional batch manufacturing to Lean/Sigma Manufacturing by removing waste from the value stream and improving throughput to develop the future state value stream map for the facility. The Continuous Improvement Manager will coordinate these activities with the Plant Manager and Value Streams.Responsibilities and Qualifications:Responsibilities: * Champion and lead initiatives that integrate Lean/Sigma throughout the facility, using continuous improvement CI tools such as; kaizen events, 5S, Six-Sigma, standard work , OEE, mistake proofing, etc. to reduce waste, optimize capital assets and improving throughput. * Contribute to the manufacturing facility to achieve productivity, inventory, quality, throughput, space, and safety objectives established for the facility * Establish and champion the 5S process within the facility. * Develop a training and education plan to ensure associates possess the knowledge and skill required to implement and maintain Lean/Sigma efforts * Maintain a positive, progressive, union-free environment. * Commit to the Environmental Health and Safety Mission, being a top business priority, and strive to implement best practices to exceed regulatory compliance. * Cell development and improvements * Material flow and elimination of Powered Industrial Vehicles * Plan and coordinate Lean/Sigma events within the supply chain. * Select and develop kaizen event leaders * Facilitate creative visual manufacturing boards throughout the facility. * Perform 5S audits to ensure gains are made and to sustain improvements * Sustain gains implemented through kaizen events. * Utilize suppliers in Kaizen events to assist in the transition to CFM as needed. * Function as a change agent. * Contribute to new products and product transfers are integrated into facility using CFM techniques * Ensure standard work is vigorously implemented using straightforward work instructions to sustain the improvements * Plan and coordinate six-sigma projects * Lead the follow-up efforts established from Kaizen events * All other duties as assigned.Qualifications: * Bachelor s degree B.S. or B.A. in Engineering or related field * Advanced degree MBA/MS a plus * Lean Certification a plus * Six Sigma Black Belt a plus * Five years management experience in manufacturing environment is preferred * Strong quantitative and analytical skills * Excellent communication skills oral and written * Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. * Working knowledge in the use of Statistical Quality Control metrics preferred. * Proficiency in-group and individual training techniques, including train the trainer tasks. * Ability to develop valuable process maps. * Ability to manage multiple projectsEmployer's Job# 64942BRPlease visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.