Continuous Improvement Manager

Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Austin, TX, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Job Requisition ID: 24230 

Department: Manuf. & Operations (DEPT_MFGOP) 


Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), comprised of the most trusted names in the fuel industry, are global leaders in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging and wet stock-management solutions. The DFS business is comprised of industry leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView and OPW Fuel Management Systems. We lead every market we serve with focused expertise, progressive thinking and customer-inspired innovation in order to push the boundaries of performance for our customers and shareholders. To learn more about DFS, visit DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).


Position Summary:

Continuous Improvement manager will lead and enhance our Continuous Improvement strategy implementation in our North America Operations. 

The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager role is to: identify, lead, and execute the CI strategy using lean methodologies in manufacturing and commercial operations to deliver bottom line, quantified results.

This includes performing business assessment, planning, training, facilitation, execution of kaizen events, and sustainment through standard work and procedures. The CI Leader will drive the cultural transformation through the business, building effective matrix teams and driving involvement and talent development


Position Responsibilities:

  • Recommend and execute Continuous Improvement projects (e.g., kaizen events, point kaizens, major project teams, etc.)  Evaluate operational and financial data perform qualitative analysis based on observation and discussion; supported by proposed budget and cost/benefit forecasts.
  • Facilitate and lead Continuous Improvement events as a subject matter expert while empowering operational staff and associates to present ideas and create improvements and solutions.
  • Collaborate with area Leaders to Identify and articulate project opportunities, participate with functional areas to design and execute project improvement plans (A3 , Root Cause  FMEAs )
  • Lead manufacturing lean projects related to materials management, Pull/Push   Kanban supermarkets.
  • Lead Culture transformation on Problem solving via CI Tools, and True Root Cause analysis
  • Build a Matrix team focusing on talent multiplication and utilization of individuals experiences and backgrounds
  • Support Campus wide functions through Coaching and Counselling
  • Define Campus CI Training Requirements for each functional areas, Collaborate in curriculum building, and training delivery.
  • Maintain Project effectiveness tracker and KPI Dashboards for Productivity targets   
  • Drive Value Stream Mappings of key transactional areas to generate efficiencies and productivity gains
  • Be CI Execution champion, Leverage role to remove roadblocks and ensure agile execution
  • Provide business CI Deployment progress status to site leadership
  • Ensure   CI projects and executions align with our Strategic plans
  • Formalize problem solving methodologies with data driven tools


Qualification Requirements:

  • Fluent English language skills, both verbal and written
  • Requires an BS degree in Industrial Engineering or Engineering Management from a 4-year college or technical school or equivalent experience in operational environment with related experience.
  • Full working knowledge of Lean Concepts with demonstrated success  
  • Experience with Danaher Business Systems is a plus
  • Proven analysis and presentation skills including use of common tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio , Minitab  
  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience preferred
  • Lean Certifications is a plus


Behavioral Requirements:

  • Self-starter/self-motivated, manages own schedule in manner which yields best results
  • Able to work in a high-paced and dynamic team environment. Resourceful.
  • Excellent problem solver, with deductive reasoning, analytical mindset and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to effectively comprehend, analyze and present technical data.
  • Able to create and develop collaborative teams
  • Effective influencer and communicator
  • Ability to interact to all levels of the organization


Will require to bring 2 previous projects examples to interview


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Texas : Austin


Nearest Major Market: Austin

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