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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Klein Tools
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Job Description:

Location: US-TX-MansfieldAddress: 501 Easy DriveID: 2019-3565Overview

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 plant metrics.

    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 others).

    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 package, including:
  • 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.


    PM19 PI120176092

Keywords: Klein Tools, Mansfield , Continuous Improvement Manager, Executive , Mansfield, Texas

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