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Continuous Improvement Manager

Warroad, Minnesota
Job Type
1 May 2022
As a Continuous Improvement Manager, you will have the opportunity to drive meaningful and measurable change across manufacturing operations in Warroad, MN. You will track return on investment for continuous improvement projects and see the direct impact you are making on the bottom line. The Lean principles you implement will improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Productivity metrics.

Highlights of your role

Collaborate with the Operations leadership team to strategically prioritize projects to achieve overall production goals
Lead and manage continuous improvement projects, supervising CI activity and measuring return on investment
Facilitate change with a Lean mentality, supporting the deployment, adoption, and sustainability of Lean improvements
Develop and implement strategies for encouraging problem-solving knowledge and behavior cross-functionally; this includes mentoring and training others while driving adherence of fact-based, root-cause thinking
Ensure consistency across established standards for value stream mapping and analysis, rapid improvement, and 5S; make decisions about the design of value stream analysis and Kaizen workshops
Standardize work development, documentation, training, adherence, improvement, and management; instruct and mentor others
Identify, share, and facilitate the adoption of standard methodologies to eliminate waste and improve manufacturing performance

You're a good fit if you have

Broad training in a related field, typically acquired through college-level education with a degree in Engineering, Business, Quality, or Management
5+ years of experience facilitating and leading continuous improvement events
3+ years of management experience
5+ years of experience in manufacturing or operations
Lean, Six Sigma, and/or Quality certification(s) or in pursuit of certification(s)
Expert Kaizen Leader, preferred candidate will have led a minimum of 20 events
Proven leader and team builder with high energy, a positive demeanor, and excellent communication skills
Must be able to prioritize different projects, perform complex tasks, organize and follow through consistently and work under pressure to meet deadlines
Strong written and verbal communication, facilitation, and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability in instructing, coaching, and influencing leaders; ability to influence upward, across, and down with skill and patience without formal authority

Your opportunity for better living

At Marvin, we're driven to imagine and create better ways of living. And that goes beyond our customers, to our communities and the colleagues beside us every day. We offer competitive compensation, an extensive benefits package that includes health insurance on day one of employment, paid time off and paid holidays, and a 401K retirement savings match.

We also support your overall wellness in other meaningful ways, including your own company-funded well-being account that can be used for anything from travel to a day at the spa, gym memberships or fun experiences with family and friends. Relax and unwind the last week of the year with an additional paid week off during our company-wide shutdown. You will be rewarded through our profit-sharing program, which recognizes the important role all employees play in making Marvin a success year, after year.

As a premier company with locations across North America, Marvin's portfolio also includes three additional premium brands: Infinity Replacement Windows, TruStile Doors, and Marvin Coastline. Together, we share one purpose and live our values. Our culture is built on generations of doing the right thing and putting our people first. Join us, and experience better living at Marvin.


This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of the activities, duties, or responsibilities of the employee. Accommodation may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of his/her position.
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  • Job Reference: 579133500-2
  • Date Posted: 1 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Marvin
  • Location: Warroad, Minnesota
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time