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Continuous Improvement Leader in Independence, OH at Kichler

Date Posted: 5/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Description

Continuous Improvement Leader

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Kaizen events. Drive best practices to establish and strengthen Continuous Improvement mindset throughout the business.
  • Work with cross functional teams to Identify Continuous Improvement opportunities across different business functions, streamline and Prioritize
  • Synthesize data on operational and other business metrics, drive process mapping, develop budgets and cost analysis to determine project feasibility.
  • Track, measure, and report progress on project milestones using visual management tools and, established Key Performance Indicators.
  • Assist in setting Annual TCP (Total Cost Productivity) targets and facilitate actions to realize targets.
  • Lead supplier performance improvement projects for Strategic suppliers, as applicable. (Overseas Travel)


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical and/or Operation discipline
  • Six Sigma Black Belt desired
  • Experience in managing multiple Kaizen events
  • Minimum of Five (5) years’ experience in a manufacturing environment implementing cost reductions, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to mentor and facilitate lean culture development
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and achieve results
  • Ability to drive value stream mapping and transition to future state
  • Demonstrated leadership, strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to drive accountability
  • Experience using continuous improvement methodology and tools such as (5 Why, Lean, 6σ etc.)
  • Proficiency with personal computer applications, required (Excel, Word, Visio, and Power Point).
  • 15-20% Travel may be required (Domestic and Overseas)
  • Experience working in Asia
  • Diverse experience in areas of Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering, Planning, and Manufacturing areas
  • Experience working in Electrical/Electronics industry.
  • Understanding of Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Materials and Supplier Quality interaction

Why Kichler?

Kichler is a leader in interior and exterior decorative lighting, landscape lighting and ceiling fans. Kichler products are available through authorized independent lighting showrooms, electrical distributors, procurement companies, irrigation distributors and select e-retailers.What we offer you as a Kichler employee:

  • Competitive salary, Paid vacation 
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance 
  • Available 401(k) program with generous company match (no waiting period, 100% vested)
  • Company-paid life and STD/LTD disability coverage 
  • Onsite cafeteria and work-out facility (free yoga and personal training classes weekly)
  • Location: Adjacent to Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Employee discount purchase program (MASCO partners)
  • Company events including Night at the Indians, Holiday party, Breakfast with Santa, Summer Picnic lunches

The Kichler brand encompasses more than 3,000 products, including chandelierswall sconcesbath lightingceiling fansunder-cabinet lightinglandscape lightinglamps and accessories. A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler's line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Kichler Lighting (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Kichler Lighting is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.