Continuous Improvement Manager - 1235301

Continuous Improvement Manager

Lawrence, KS



The Process Excellence/CI Manager drives consistent and effective use of pillar tools, effective communication across teams, and reapplication of company best practices and standards while utilizing the High-Performance Organization (HPO) tools. This manager will become the resident expert on continuous improvement and HPO tools and techniques.



  • Coach plant leadership and pillars to build high-performance capability at all levels of the organization
  • Help to ensure reliability systems are developed to be as robust as safety and quality systems
  • Function as Work Process Improvement pillar owner
  • Ensure standardized pillar requirements are met across all pillars
  • Ensure rapid lead line reapplication across the site
  • Assist site leadership team in developing HPO systems and behaviors during planning, startup, and operation of new plant
  • Ensure site adherence to master planning cadence
  • Lead internal and external continuous improvement phase assessment for the site
  • Coach pillar leaders and department managers to build and execute plans that connect to the site plan
  • Ensure completion and/or review of site loss analysis action plan
  • Ensure completion of organization performance modeling or health assessment
  • Establish a glide path for phase completion
  • Support the results management process at all levels of the organization
  • Provide coaching to pillar leads and department managers on the gap analysis process and triggers for response
  • Provide coaching on how to determine appropriate metrics and targets at all levels of the organization
  • Ensure result updates are clearly displayed throughout the plant
  • Ensure data-driven decision-making occurs at all levels of the organization




  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Prior operations experience using continuous improvement and/or HPO tools to deliver business results
  • Prior success in improving and sustaining results
  • Prefer experience with plant or large project start-up
  • Experience in training, facilitation, and leading groups
  • Working knowledge of the intents and details of all HPO pillars
  • Ability to lead by influencing others
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization 
  • Ability to travel (10-20%)

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