Continuous Improvement Manager
Company: Klein Tools
Posted on: May 11, 2020
Location: US-TX-MansfieldAddress: 501 Easy DriveID:
Klein Tools has a 160-year history of serving the hand tool needs
of professional tradesmen with products that represent a standard
of excellence, innovation, technology and quality in our industry.
We are looking for candidates who want a career working with The
Premier Brand of Hand Tools.
We are currently looking for a Manager, Klein Business Systems to
be located in our Mansfield, TX Facility.
The Manager Klein Business Systems is responsible for managing and
defining the implementation of Klein Business System (KBS)
activities and supporting new product launches for the Mansfield,
TX manufacturing operations. This position will help execute our
New Product Development program, with a manufacturing focus. This
position will assist in the development of measurable goals for all
manufacturing departments. This position will assist with providing
training, coaching, tools, and leadership for Klein Business
practices at all levels - from management through plant floor. This
position will elevate the needs and capabilities of plants and
drive process improvement.
Specific Responsibilities :
- Facilitate successful new product launches. Work with a cross
functional team to develop control plans, enhanced inspection
activities, pilot production runs, and successful capability
studies. Drive efforts to develop new products that meet or beat
cost expectations and quality standards.
2. Assist in providing leadership & direction to all employees,
including management team members, in the principles, concepts &
executions of Klein Business Systems (KBS). Drive continuous
improvement across Mansfield, TX manufacturing operations to
achieve results. Develop, mentor, motivate, and coach employees on
how to utilize the Klein Business System to accomplish the
company's goals and objectives in the areas of quality, customer
service levels, productivity, safety and working capital
management. Help develop & prepare tools, processes & policies
pertaining to Klein methods & objectives.
3.Utilize Pareto analysis and other KBS tools to identify areas
with opportunity for significant improvement. Develop and
facilitate plans to improve areas where major opportunities exist.
Prioritize efforts of significant impact and tactical benefit for
4.Work closely with key stakeholders to establish metrics and time
lines for KBS activities. Assist with communication of
expectations, deliverables, goals, etc., when necessary, to drive
desired outcomes and promote successes, when achieved.
5.Evaluate individual product margins in order to identify
opportunities to improve profitability. Use tools such as Value
Stream Maps to facilitate these efforts.
6.Perform all other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree in Engineering and seven (7) years' experience in a
Machining and lean manufacturing environment. Six Sigma
Certification or equivalent.
Must have experience with new product launch programs.
Must possess knowledge of Lean tools (5s, Poka-yoke, VSM, etc.) and
TPS principles. Must possess experience in manufacturing process
development and continuous improvement. Must possess knowledge of
manufacturing production control methods (i.e. PRMS and MRP amongst
Must possess experience leading, coaching and effectively
administering cross-functional teams while influencing
organizational change in a lean environment.
Ability to use Microsoft products and data analysis tools such as
Minitab. Ability to communicate effectively with facilitation
skills and leadership ability. Ability to change rapidly and assist
with implementation of business strategies.
Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits
- 401(k) Company Match
- Profit Sharing
- Paid Vacation/Holidays
- Shared Cost Medical & Dental
- Flex Spending
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Employee Discount Program
If you have the commitment to succeed and the desire to join an
organization recognized as the industry leader, please submit your
cover letter and resume.
No phone calls please.
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