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Director of Continuous Improvement

Location : Charlotte, NC
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : ML
Hours : Full Time
Travel : Yes
Relocation : No
Industry : Manufacturing

Job Description :

The Continuous Improvement Leader will be responsible for managing, directing, and implementing strategies and objectives to ensure the achievement of the company’s goals to improve performance, quality, delivery, and cost. 


  • Lead the CI team to identify cost savings & process improvement opportunities.

  • Drive continuous improvements initiatives to be the very best in the industry

  • Use Lean, Six Sigma and other methods as trained to evaluate collect data and recommend opportunities for improvement.

  • Provide expert leadership and training for cross functional teams in the organization to determine metrics that can measure current state and measure process improvements.

  • Implements CI projects and monitor plans according to assigned timelines.

  • Provides regular updates to the executive business leaders.

  • Captures information needed to coordinate alignment with other teams, and work processes.

  • Maintain working relationship with all customer plants and corporate groups to understand critical customer requirements and stay current on industry standards.

  • Champion root-cause investigation and corrective action implementation through application of analytical tools that enables continual improvement to: employee safety, product quality, process.

  • Work with regional plant management to continuous improvement and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Development validation requirements for both product development and process change trials to reduce customer risk (PPAP, APQP tools).




Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required; Engineering, Manufacturing, or Industrial

  • MBA is strongly preferred

  • 10 plus years of hands-on manufacturing experience

  • Green Belt or Black Belt Training 

  • Demonstrated experience leading continuous improvement initiatives using Lean Manufacturing and 6 Sigma methodology required, Black Belt trained.

  • Demonstrated experience with quality systems management required, experience with internal/external certification desired.

  • Travel is required (50%)


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