Hesston, KS, United States
AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, has an exciting career opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our team in Hesston, KS. The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager is responsible for implementing and refining all continuous improvement / Lean-APS procedures & programs in accordance corporate requirements to meet Policy Deployment and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets. This position works closely with the operations team on continuous improvement projects utilizing Lean/APS, Six Sigma principles at the Hesston site.
What Will You Do?
*Drive targeted, sustainable improvement in SQDC/P (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost/Productivity) that is tied to Policy Deployment (PD) and Daily Management (DM) by leveraging Lean/APS tools. *Provide tactical administration of the APS Roadmap (i.e., how to use the APS tools to drive sustainable improvement in results). *Facilitate formal and informal APS training and coaching. *Be an active Leader in PD and Daily Management reviews (as appropriate.) *Ensure successful kaizen events by installing and ensuring compliance to the kaizen process (includes; (1) planning of kaizens with a dynamic funnel process tied to PD and Daily Management, (2) kaizen execution and (3) sustainment of kaizens). *Promote and facilitate diagnosis of work flow obstacles and other wastes throughout the business, and provide expert counsel on appropriate Lean/APS tools to eliminate them. *Improve Lean/APS training and facilitation skills by pursuing certification in Lean/APS tools (MBB process for self and others). *Promote and facilitate associate development in various Lean/APS tools and kaizen leadership. *Manage Six Sigma, Kaizen, APS and Capital Projects. *Manage other duties and tasks as assigned.
*BS Degree in Business or Engineering *Six Sigma Certification - Yellow Belt of higher *Demonstrated Lean/APS experience (ex. 5S, Visual Management, Kaizen Basics, Root Cause/Countermeasures - RCCM, SMED, Standard Work, Value Stream Mapping, FMEA, etc.) *Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations and recommend appropriate action. *Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and implement a Lean/APS roadmap for an operating business.
*Master's Degree Preferred *Black Belt preferred. *Ability to master of a variety of APS tools *Superior communications, training, consulting and influencing skills. *Familiarity with various manufacturing process technologies. *Good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills *Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management.
Only 35 minutes from Wichita, Hesston is a place where industry, recreation, and family's blossom, offering many amenities found in a larger city but in a small-town atmosphere. Hesston's appeal goes nationwide; more than a third of the residents hail from outside the Kansas state lines.
AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices to fit your needs such as medical, dental, prescription drug, life and accident insurance, long and short-term disability, matching 401k plan, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.
AGCO works tirelessly to help make today's farms more productive and more profitable. As the world of agriculture changes, so do we. Brazenly. We do it for the farmers. For the people working for them. For ourselves. For the future. At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own. As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of approximately 3,000 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. We are celebrating our 26th year in business and pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages. Our collection of brands is a large part of what makes AGCO so unique. Our brands are powerful and modern. They're well-known brands like Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. They are the ones that the world looks to each and every day.
Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It's time to embrace your infinite possibilities!
AGCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Website : http://www.agcocorp.com
AGCO is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. We support more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts