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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Living Spaces
Location: La Mirada
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Current Living Spaces Employees: Please apply via your internal Workday Account.Living Spaces is a growing home furnishing brand and we continue to open new locations. We know in order to stay current with the times and trends, we have to perpetually update our look and selection. What has truly sustained our growth - from 1 to over 20 locations, from 100 employees to over 2,000, from a humble home furnishings store to a widely recognized and respected lifestyle brand - are the talented individuals who have taken us there. We are looking for innovative, driven, and passionate professionals to join our team so we can reach even greater heights together.

We believe that a great team member experience leads to an even better guest experience. That is why we place a huge emphasis on building a great culture within our teams. Our ideal candidate will have natural talent: meaning, they possess the capacity and commitment, along with an openness to being coached around skills that will ensure they delight and exceed the expectations of our guests in all areas of Living Spaces business. We also believe in our team members taking ownership of their performance and how that contributes to the overall success of their role.Position SummaryThe Manager, Continuous Process Improvement will be responsible to define and drive business transformation through streamlining operations and building new solutions to simplify business processes and deliver on our strategic objectives. Primary responsibility for development and deployment of the tools, methods and processes including Lean Management Systems to further the growth and efficiencies throughout manufacturing. Will define problems, collect data, establish facts, and act on those findings, by facilitating and introducing lean culture and procedures to drive business performance improvementsPosition DescriptionEssential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads and designs Lean Manufacturing goals and strategies for improving the operations and processes within the organization
  • Manages all activities for continuous improvement and performance enhancement
  • Drive company-wide lean initiatives to improve operational effectiveness as measured by quality, lead-time reduction and customer satisfaction
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement activities to produce tangible savings and process improvements in the manufacturing process
  • Partner with leadership to deploy the lean programs across the various manufacturing departments to move the overall culture in the manufacturing operations and drive efficiencies and increased productivity
  • Coach, mentor and train team members on improvement tools such as: Lean Thinking, 5S and Lean & Waste elimination approaches
  • Prepare and track project metrics and schedules
  • Schedule daily production for on-time completion
  • Collaborate with peers and department managers to determine key goals and objectives, and corresponding metrics
  • Employs Lean methodologies and tools in order to accomplish business objectives
  • Manage timely achievement of key performance goals and objectives.
  • Perform root cause analysis and propose/implement process improvements to further the manufacturing output and optimize all phases of production processQualificationsEducation/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) or equivalent from four-year college in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Engineering or related field. Minimum 10 years of progressive operational leadership within a manufacturing environment. Direct experience in furniture manufacturing operation is preferred. Knowledge of lean manufacturing/six sigma techniques. Strong knowledge of manufacturing, operations and quality. 5 years of experience leading continuous improvement efforts and delivering results in business processes or operations. Solid background with implementation of lean continuous improvement resulting in improved performance in quality, lead-time and productivity. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have proficient knowledge Microsoft Office products including Office, Outlook, and Excel.Certificates and Licenses: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or APICSs certification (Preferred)Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will directly manage will oversee team members in the production team. Develop and execute the company's business strategies in order to attain the goals of the board and shareholders. Provide strategic advice so direct reports will have accurate view of the market and the company's future. Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate. Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed at all times. Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners, and authorities. Able to delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of direct reports providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.Equal Opportunity EmployerIt is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person's race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.E-VerifyLiving Spaces participates in E-Verify. All newly-hired team members are queried through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

Keywords: Living Spaces, La Mirada , Continuous Improvement Manager, Executive , La Mirada, California

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