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Continuous Improvement Specialist

CDS, Inc. is currently looking to hire a Continuous Improvement Specialist to support our corporate office in Wharton, NJ. POSITION PURPOSE: Initiates and facilitates lean improvement programs and activities. Responsible for leadership and development of programs that educate teammates about lean concepts that lead to the identification, development, and implementation of improvements at all the CDS facilities. Typicalimprovement activity results in improved safety, productivity, quality, and cost reductions. Provide CI activity support to the all CDS, Inc. operations facilities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs and facilitates the ongoing lean improvement process through the use of techniques such as Kaizen, 5'S, TPM,Kanban, Policy Deployment, etc. Provides lean improvement orientation and on-the-job training for teammates and ensures that the responsibilities are defined and understood, and oversees the lean projects. Teach others to lead improvement efforts, including training on effective tools for successful project leadership. Identify ongoing lean improvement training needs and assist with developing and implementing the required training. Ensure that appropriate safety and ergonomic processes and methods are being utilized. Identify needs relating to improvements in safety/ergonomics and assist in developing and implementing solutions to these issues. Establish metrics to monitor financial savings as compared to established goals and targets. Develop and maintain annual value stream mapping efforts, CI plans, and calendars. Provide support to external customers in support of all the Seal & Extrusion operations value added initiatives. KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES: Ability to engage a cross-functional team towards a desired outcome. Strong change management skills to include the practical implementation of Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts. Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong leadership, problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to organize and plan use of time and people effectively and efficiently. QUALIFICATIONS / PRIOR EXPERIENCE: BS, BA or similar degree with an emphasis in manufacturing, or equivalent is desired Full working knowledge of Lean Concepts with demonstrated success Six Sigma experience is a plus Proven analysis and presentation skills including use of common tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Minimum of 5 years manufacturing experiencepreferred. WORK ENVIRONMENT/OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to use normal office equipment (scanner, printer, copier, computer) Must be able to talk/hear/sit for prolonged periods of time Must be able to Travel Domestically & Internationally  
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