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Continuous Improvement Leader

Location: Bland, Virginia, United States
Job ID: R0038575
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Quality Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Energy is seeking a Continuous Improvement Leader for its Bland, VA location. In alignment with the North America Hub’s vision and growth strategy, this role is responsible for driving sustainable and transformational change across the extended Factory Value Chain by using ITM system tools and methods to demonstrate improvements in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost.

Your Responsibilities

Partner with the cross-functional leadership team in developing and operationalizing the Strategy Deployment process and Operations Center approach. 

  • Facilitates development of breakthrough objectives, action plans, KPI’s (Bowlers) and leads in development of Kaizen funnel to support the overall deployment. 

  • Lead in operationalizing Strategy Deployment, ensuring effective Factory Standard Work and a connected daily management system.

  • Change agent and champion of a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination across the organization using ITM lean methods, processes and tools, such as 5S, Daily Management, Leader Standard Work, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Total Productive Maintenance, etc. 

  • Drive optimization of KPIs around Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Cost.

  • Facilitate the integration of the HSE and Quality Management system into the ITM system for the organization. 

  • Lead and facilitate Cost Take-out for the organization and partner with the extended cross-functional organization on overall use of ITM tools to drive cost-out and productivity.

  • Facilitate and train team members in utilization of RELEX reporting of Improvement projects.

  • Build continuous improvement capability through training and implementation of ITM tools and methods.

  • Be the expert on the ITM system, with focus on training and coaching others to build capabilities on the tools and methods to drive process transformation.

  • Build a Coaching culture across the organization with focus on Employee Engagement and Accountability.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, or related, and 10+ years of experience in areas of manufacturing, engineering, materials management, quality and/or process improvement.

  • Candidate must possess US Citizenship to be eligible for this role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lean training or certification, or Six-Sigma certification preferred.

  • Track record of delivering breakthrough results impacting the bottom line.

  • Experience in challenging conventional thinking, approach and methodology and driving improvements, and the ability to lead teams through influence without authority.

  • Experience working with one of the following: Integrated Transformer Management System, Toyota Production System, Danaher Business System, Honeywell Operating System, or similar.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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