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Continuous Improvement Manager
Rockford, Illinois - United States
Posted Date - 06/16/17
Primary Skills
SIX SIGMA,Lean,GreenBelt

Continuous Improvement Manager

Location Rockford, Illinois

Competitive Salary based on experience + yearly bonus

Full time direct hire

Full benefits

Relocation package


Essential Functions:

  • Identify gaps in Best Business Practice Metrics (BBP’s), and then work with all levels of the plant in establishing and executing a strategy for improving them
  • Assess the Current state of the plant’s Operations; Develop Future State vision and drive and monitor the implementation plan.
  • Supports Green Belt and Black Belt initiatives to apply DMAIC correctly.
  • Establishes C.I. Profit Plan and subsequent Forecast goals; Drives team to achieve.
  • Using standard tracking and reporting systems, will prepare detailed plans, drive project performance, and assure timely completion and achievement of product / process quality, and savings goals.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop a plant C.I. Roadmap, driving breakthrough or Best-in-Class performance with either:

1. Just Do It improvements,

2. Six Sigma projects, or

3. Lean Implementation projects.

  • Identifies barriers to project success and solicits help from process owners when needed.
  • Coach Green Belts, Black Belts, and Lean Implementers.
  • Document improvement process learning and shares best practices with other Black Belts.
  • Takes the lead in identifying, and forwarding to Plant Manager new project opportunities.
  • Assist Plant Manager in any strategic initiative that will help in compliance to standards, implementing new systems, and designing creative solutions that will continuously improve the plant.
  • Is accountable to deliver the plant annual CI goals


  • Has demonstrated high-level performance in current and previous positions
  • Has shown initiative, the desire to drive change and is motivated to exceed expectations
  • Has solid leadership skills and able to manage both vertically and horizontally
  • Possesses basic statistical knowledge and the ability to apply statistics to product and process improvement projects.
  • Possesses basic computer skills (experience with spreadsheet applications would be very helpful).
  • Has sufficient experience within the Company to be able to understand the organization and its business processes.
  • Has at least a certification as a Green Belt, and has received certification as a Lean Implementer.
  • Has demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise influence without authority.




  • Job Code
    JPC – 136
  • Experience
    8 Years
  • Required Documents