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Global Continuous Improvement Director

Company: Crane Co.
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to be a key team player with the fastest growing currency supplier in the world? Crane Currency is looking to add a--Global Continuous Improvement Director--(aka Global CBS Director).This position can be based at any of our Crane Currency--locations (Dalton, MA; Nashua, NH; Alpharetta, GA; Hal Far, Malta; Tumba, Sweden) with the possibility of remote, however, you must be able to easily travel-- to a Crane Currency location as--50%--on-site may be required. This position leads, coaches, and facilitates the implementation of the Crane Business Systems (CBS) globally in all Crane Currency locations and functional areas. The Global CBS Director, in conjunction with the Currency Leadership Team, Site Leaders, and CBS Managers will identify opportunities, aligned with the business strategic goals, to continuously improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Growth using the CBS philosophy, training and tools to drive the improvement. As Global CBS Director, you will be a relentless advocate of a culture of continuous improvement. S ome responsibilities include:

  • Drive the application of the Crane Business System through the development Continuous Improvement (CI) Roadmaps for each Site and Functional Area, preferably through Value Stream Mapping, if applicable; Monitor and support the execution of the CI Roadmaps and provide feedback to the CBS Managers, Site Leaders, Functional Leaders, and VP Ops, with a regular and defined cadence.
  • Monitor and support the development of Tool Champions and review progress with the CBS Managers CBS Managers, Site Leaders, Functional Leaders, and VP Ops, with a regular and defined cadence.
  • Improve organizational knowledge and engagement in the CBS Tools, in accordance with Currency goals, through Project, Kaizens, and JDI's; Monitor progress towards Currency goals for engagement in the CBS Tools as measured by kaizen and associate participation, and recommend adjustments, as required
  • Coach and guide on Kaizen execution including the development of the Kaizen, Problem Statement, Blast Objectives, Scope, and Team, development and conduct of the Kaizen Pre-Work, conduct of the Kaizen and development of the report out, and Post-Event Review of the Newspaper Items and Metrics; Attend Kaizen Pre-Work Meetings/Reviews, Kaizen Daily Management Meetings, and Kaizen Report Outs, schedule permitting.
  • Coach and guide on execution of Projects including development of the A-3, Action Plan, and DOE (If applicable)
  • Lead, annually, the CI Roadmap Assessment and CBS Self-Assessment for each site
  • Coordinate the identification and development of Currency candidates for CBS Fundamentals Workshops, Lean Training (University of Kentucky), and Advanced Problem-Solving Training (SBTI)
  • Support the onboarding of new hires in CBS, as required.
  • Coordinate the annual "Presidents Kaizens"
  • Become a certified Tool Champion, through Fast Track or Partial Fast Track, in Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Transactional Process Improvement (TPI), Standard Work for Continuous Flow (SWfCF), Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), and Problem Solving (PS) within 24 months.
  • Provide the VP Ops a weekly update on CBS activities and results
  • Attend the Monthly Operations Reviews (MOR's) for each site
  • Review and Maintain the Currency Kaizen Scheduling/Reporting and CI Roadmaps in Crane Co. SharePoint. Qualifications:
    • Significant Experience in Lean / Kaizens / Continuous improvement as a team facilitator, leader, and member (> 50 Kaizens)
    • Results and people oriented with sound judgment
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
    • Strong influencing skills, including facilitation of groups toward deliverables
    • Demonstrated ability to work at all levels of the organization
    • High energy level; Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    • Able to establish credibility quickly and make critical decisions
    • Able to recognize and support the organization's preferences and priorities
    • Ability to balance other business considerations
    • Team player - able to work in a matrix organization
    • Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or equivalent
    • Up to 50% travel Crane Currency is a fully integrated supplier of secure, durable and well-designed banknotes for central banks all over the world.--As the leading security feature developer, Crane has won international acclaim for innovation and product development. We--offer a--competitive benefits package to full-time employees, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 401k match, an associate incentive plan, paid holidays, and more. Qualified candidates--are invited to--apply via our careers page at-- www.careersatcrane.com . Crane is a Drug Free Workplace

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