Continuous Improvement Leader

Employer
Actuant Corporation
Location
Menomonee Falls, WI
Posted
Aug 02, 2017
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Job Description

Tired of your work and ideas not being recognized?

Come work with us - we will empower you to make decisions, ask you to focus on continuous improvement and implement your innovative ideas.

Come work where you are not just a number!

At Actuant your contributions are visible and opportunities for expanding your knowledge are unlimited.

Grow, Improve and Engage

Actuant's guiding values and vision can only be achieved by hiring top talent. Come join a global company that has a motivated, customer-orientated, and continuous improvement focused workforce.

In return for your contributions to achieving our vision - you will be rewarded for your performance, have access to virtual and hands on learning and development opportunities and have the potential for career growth.

Come work in our recently built Corporate headquarters that has an onsite cafeteria, modern gym with a certified trainer, Zen room -- and how can we forget the massages that are available onsite once a month.

To learn more about the exciting reasons to work at Actuant click on the links below:

Company Video

Our Leadership Team

Fact Sheet

Community Outreach

Summary - basic function of the role:

Reporting to the Vice President of Lean Enterprise Across Disciplines (LEAD), the position will be responsible to support Actuant business units by providing expertise in the area of Lean Transformations. The position will be a member of the LEAD office and will be involved in the implementation of the LEAD office strategies. The position will also manage a SWAT team of resources as needed to help the businesses recover from operational issues that impact the overall performance of the company.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support business units with lean transformations using the Actuant seven step process.
  • Assist business units to manage the key milestones and ensure successful project execution.
  • Use Lean manufacturing tools and processes to optimize facility layouts for efficiency improvements.
  • Establish and implement performance standards that drive results within the business units.
  • Participate and contribute to the on-going development and implementation of processes as a member of the LEAD Office.
  • Actively seek cost savings and productivity improvement opportunities with the business units and Actuant as a whole.
  • Use the SWAT team as a support system for the businesses to provide quick response to operational issues.


Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Expert in Lean tools understanding and implementation
  • Strategic view and problem solving expertise
  • Experience with Project Management is required
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, global multi-site environment
  • 50% Travel required including international


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor and/or Master's degree in Engineering or an MBA is preferred
  • 10 - 15 years of work experience demonstrating results in continuous improvement
  • Advance training in Lean Manufacturing processes is required


Actuant Corporation is a $1.2B diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant business operations are divided into three segments focused on the markets we serve. For more information visit www.actuant.com.

If you're looking for a unique, exciting career with variety and potential for growth, Actuant offers challenges & extraordinary rewards for people on a global scale. Choose opportunity - choose Actuant!

EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer

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Company Description
Actuant Corporation is a $1.3B diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of
niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant business operations are divided into three segments focused on the markets we serve.

If you are looking for a unique, exciting career with variety and potential for growth, Actuant offers challenges & extraordinary rewards for people on a global scale. Choose opportunity, choose Actuant!

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

For further information on Actuant and its business segments, visit the company's website at www.actuant.com


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