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Manager of Lean

Company: Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas, Inc.
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Please apply directly on our website: Position Summary: The Manager of Lean will lead the RAU Lean Program. This position will have the responsibility to manage, monitor and support improvement initiatives defined for the whole company.While the Manager of Lean does not have supervisory responsibility over the entire Project Teams, this person will have to work through many others in the organization to succeed. The Manager of Lean will also guide and train project teams in integrating improvement methods into their project activities and procedures. The Manager of Lean will also supervise the Lean Team (Lean Practitioners) and act as a Lean Practitioner in support of the RAU Lean Program.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Develop and manage the RAU Lean Program at the direction of the ET and the Director of Quality and Process Management.
  • Facilitate the RAU Lean Steering Committee.
  • Lead development of the Lean Training Program, utilizing RECARO standard Lean training material, adjusted as necessary to fit the needs of RAU.
  • Support the RAU strategic planning process, including the X-Matrix, the associated projects, and the KPIs.
  • Lead and manage Lean initiatives to accomplish measurable business process improvements.
  • Acts as a Coach, Mentor and Teacher for Lean project teams.
  • Teach and coach appropriate continuous improvement tools and methodologies across the organization.
  • Assist leaders and managers with project prioritization and initiation.
  • Use data, statistics, and a structured approach to drive decisions.
  • Teach, coach, and install Shop Floor Management best practices throughout organization.
  • Implement knowledge gained to identify opportunities and drive process improvements within departments and across the value stream.
  • Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Perform a variety of tasks. Lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Energize, coach and facilitate cross functional teams, while fostering an environment of trust, collaboration, teamwork and results.
  • Share best practices among other departments and sites
  • Leverage data analytics to make strategic and tactical business decisions
  • Must possess strong negotiation skills and the ability to positively influence
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment are required.
  • Ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision.Requirements:Education/Experience:
    • A Bachelor degree (BS or BBA) is required.
    • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is required (a Master Black Belt is preferred).
    • Must have a minimum of 10 year experience in Continuous Improvement programs
    • Must have good knowledge in MS Project, SAP, and a strong knowledge in Microsoft Office applications with advanced MS Excel skill level. Knowledge of and experience with Minitab is preferred.
    • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is required.


Keywords: Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas, Inc., Fort Worth , Manager of Lean, Executive , Fort Worth, Texas

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