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Director of Continuous Improvement

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1 Oct 2021
Director of Continuous Improvement CPC

Job Summary:

The Director of Continuous Improvement, reporting to the Vice President of Operations, is responsible for driving continuous improvement and lean manufacturing program management, strategy, and standardization across multiple sites and disciplines.

Essential Responsibilities:

* Program Management (50%)
* Program management for ODover OpEx model including self-assessment, action plan, and sustainability
* Work with Dover/CPC OpEx Leaders in developing a lean roadmap to improve lean and OpEx maturity
* Track progress to action plan and determine actions, if needed, to get back on track
* Operate with a high-level of cross-functional influence at all levels
* Develop project management format and process to drive resource allocation, prioritization, and KPIs

* Strategy (30%)
* Determine, with the Director of Manufacturing and Director of Planning & Logistics, the lean strategy, roadmap, priorities, resources, and action plans
* Take a holistic view of lean to make sure we are driving the correct priorities
* Present to Executive Leadership Team on lean progress and provide input into strategic plan

* Standardization (20%)
* Drive standardized processes among multiple sites and disciplines
* Drive best practices among multiple sites and disciplines
* Provide guidance on lean initiatives along with providing coaching/training on lean related topics, tools, and principles

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, operations, engineering, or technical discipline
* 10+ years experience in lean manufacturing or continuous improvement
* Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

* Oracle experience
* 2+ yrs of program management experience

Supervision: 1 direct report

Travel: 10%

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of tasks, responsibilities or duties. Colder Products Company reserves the right to amend to meet legal, business and organizational requirements as necessary.

About CPC (Colder Products Company)

We are Colder Products Company, the industry leader in the design and manufacture of specialized quick disconnect couplings for the life sciences, industrial, and chemical handling markets. Used around the world in a broad range of applications, connection technologies from Colder Products Company allow flexible tubing to be quickly and safely connected and disconnected, reducing spills and increasing safety. Colder Products Company, a Dover company, is based in St. Paul with global offices and operations in Europe and Asia.

What Colder Products Company offers you:

Over 35 years of design innovation

Strong, consistent history of growth

Competitive compensation package

Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life, LTD, 401(k), profit sharing and tuition reimbursement

Professional challenge

Positive and collaborative work environment

A business casual and team-oriented environment

The opportunity to make a significant impact in a growing organization with innovative technologies

A casual, friendly and fun workplace culture that respects your contributions

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  • Job Reference: 386582015-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Dover Corporation
  • Location: Minnesota
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent