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Continuous Improvement Manager in Simi Valley, CA at Milgard Windows & Doors

Date Posted: 4/26/2019

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Job Description

Be Part of Milgard's Continuous Improvement/Lean Culture!

Our Simi Valley sales and manufacturing operation is seeking an experienced Lean professional to oversee and drive our facility's Continuous Improvement/Lean culture deployment.

In this role you will be responsible for managing all facility Continuous Improvement (CI) methods such as Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Six Sigma, 8-D Problem Solving and Value Analysis to drive out waste and improve productivity. This role will set the facility direction for CI and will take the lead in fostering the professional development of facility Leads, Supervisors, and Managers by being a leading, proactive change agent that drives a Continuous Improvement culture.

Key responsibilities:

• Facilitate management team to identify and develop annual improvement plans consistent with and in support of the strategic plan and business operating plan. Identify goals for CI events and potential quantifiable savings.
• Establish, lead, and maintain a Continuous Improvement Steering Committee.
• Facilitate the selection, scope, and planning of specific improvement projects.
• Develop training materials and effectively deliver those materials in a team environment to ensure employees throughout the facility are trained in CI concepts and philosophy.
• Facilitate CI events and teams.
• Overall program communications (future events, event updates, report outs).

The ideal candidate will have:

• A minimum of 5+ years’ experience leading or driving Continuous Improvement/Lean initiatives
• Experience in a manufacturing environment, with some of those years in a leadership/supervisory role
• Prior cross functional team facilitation experience preferred.
• Strong background in problem solving, planning, and organization.
• Proven employee development and team building skills.
• College Degree preferred, but may be substituted by relevant work experience.
• Six Sigma certification.
• Proactive(!) in attacking challenges and confident in setting and achieving stretch goals.
• Must be able to teach and generate results while enhancing our work environment and supporting Milgard’s Core Values.

Seize the opportunity to make an immediate impact with us!  Milgard is part of publicly-traded Masco Corporation, with quality brands such as Delta Faucet, Behr Paints and Merrillat Cabinetry.  We’re growing and we want you to grow with us!   To learn more visit Milgard’s career portal at ​ and submit your credentials for our review and consideration.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Milgard (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.

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


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