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Manager, Masco Operating System in Fife, WA at Milgard Windows & Doors

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

Manager, Masco Operating System – Lean, in conjunction with our business units and corporate leadership, has responsibility for the continued development, promotion and strategically aligned implementation of Masco’s enterprise-wide operating system designed to drive world-class results in customer satisfaction, quality, on-time delivery, customer-value, and ultimately operating financial performance. This leader will develop and audit/review location leadership, strategic direction, and tactical implementation for the development and enhancement of a continuous improvement operating system across Milgard’s Business Units. The Masco Operating System (MOS) is paramount in the achievement of our Strategy. MOS is the Culture and the Tools to define Who we are and How we work. MOS is the core engine in driving the continuous identification of opportunities to drive for performance and the methods to close those gaps. The Manager, Masco Operating System – Lean is a key strategic role. The objective is to accelerate Masco’s Business Units’ operational excellence by focusing on transformational initiatives that drive improvements in overall performance. The emphasis is to recognize the highest impact process opportunities and drive to high performance outcomes; and deploy a continuous improvement culture and tools across Masco’s business units. This position is highly visible, reporting directly to the Director, Masco Operating System. It is expected to be a high impact role, and a prospective succession into future functional leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

The Manager of MOS – Is responsible for building and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement across all our business units. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work directly with Business Unit leaders and MOS practitioners to instill a lean and continuous improvement culture supported by MOS tools and training via quarterly MOS reviews  
  • Provide thought leadership and execution for developing strategies to build “best” process for performance through the active facilitation of improvement workshops and Kaizen.
  • Work to build training and deployment materials, and lead the deployment strategy both directly and through extended teams.
  • Achieve real results at our Business Units through coaching, mentorship, and execution.
  • Directly support operational and administrative support functions at our Business Units to achieve strategic objectives through the use of developed tools, conducting workshops and Kaizen events.
  • Develop talent at sites through teaching, coaching and mentorship.
  • Manage critical Milgard KPI (Operating Income Tracker and Kaizen Event Completion/Sustainment)
  • Perform ROI project analysis.

Candidate Requirements:

The successful candidate will need to have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline; preferably engineering or the sciences. MBA or MS degree is preferred.
  • Accreditation in the areas of lean, quality, innovation and/or project management. Lean Six Sigma. Work Experience:
  • Demonstrated operational leadership experience in manufacturing with a minimum of 5 years of broad operational experience. Minimum of 5 years work experience in lean / continuous improvement.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and track record of delivering results in a high performance, continuous improvement environment through the implementation of and expertise in lean management methods.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of lean /continuous tools and training curriculum. Other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Strong affinity for process optimization and data-based performance improvement.  
  • Strong bias for action and continuous improvement.
  • Strong operational acumen.  
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated people leadership skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 35%

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 respectful review and consideration.


Full or Part Time

Full time

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