Overview

The Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager has the responsibility for the quality functions of the plant as well as embedding a Lean/Six Sigma culture into the site.Manage OpEx program and Quality department, including operation of the plant lab and its staff, and a Continuous Improvement Leader.Assess existing operational, manufacturing, lab and business capabilities across the site, including monitoring/establishing key KPIs for the site.Mentor and coach Lean/Six Sigma candidates toward completion and certification of improvement projects.Design procedures aimed at improving efficiencies, reducing cost and variability, eliminating waste, and improving safety standards.Implement new processes and technologies through business improvement and Six Sigma initiatives aimed at improving the site’s manufacturing and lab capabilities. This will include delivering specific improvement projects (engineering, reliability, safety, cost control, process control, and energy reduction) across the site.As a key and active member of the Site Leadership Team, work regularly and closely with other leaders (e.g. business, production, R&D, supply chain, engineering, etc.) across the site to institute best practices, identify areas for improvement and development, establish buy-in for operational excellence initiatives required to support the site’s strategic agenda and drive meaningful change wherever required.Foster teamwork with subordinates, peers and superiors both internal and external to Edgar. Bachelor’s Degree is required. A degree in an engineering discipline preferred.10+ years demonstrated leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.Must have training and certification in Lean/Six Sigma.Must have experience with quality systems. Experience with ISO9000 systems a plus.Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and manage cross functional teams in a fast paced, results oriented environment, with technical competence and a focus on continuous improvement.This individual should have operating experience and be comfortable interfacing across the organization, from operations to supply chain, R&D, and EHS, to drive a meaningful transformation initiative while managing multiple constituents.A demonstrated track record of implementing & managing operational excellence initiatives and business improvement processes. The successful candidate will have a proven track record and ability to manage multiple projects and possess a thorough understanding of world class manufacturing processes, systems and procedures that deliver results.Financial management skills to include fixed cost control.Experience with Operational Excellence programs and Continuous Improvement in leadership and contributing roles.Excellent communication, negotiation, problem solving and organizational skills; including the ability to interface with internal & external customer contacts.  Must be able to communicate to all levels of the organization.Must possess a high level of initiative, and independent decision-making ability. Establish and maintain facility environmental, safety, and health standards to minimize employee and community exposure.Experience working in a union environment is a plus.