Continuous Improvement Manager

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Interstate Batteries
February 16, 2021
Not specified, NC
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Reporting to the CI Deployment Leader, the Continuous Improvement Manager will help deploy Continuous Improvement by assisting the finance leadership team in driving breakthrough change across the enterprise. This position will lead high-impact cross-functional teams and utilize the Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen methodologies to deliver significant value to the business.

Job Components :

  • Deliver Value – work with champions to reduce cycle time and lead time in key processes (ex. Inventory Replenishment, Customer-to-Cash, Delivery Efficiency)
  • Develop Relationships – much of the CI Manager’s success will come from people and process; developing the right relationships and using a collaborative approach will ensure overall success
  • Develop People – work with all levels, from front-line to management, to increase maturity and understanding of CI
  • Drive Culture Change – Drive fact-based decision making and breakthrough change throughout the organization
  • Duties will include project management, delivery of savings through improved processes, leadership and support of projects


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in a similar function (CI, process engineering, etc.)
  • Black Belt or similar certification required
  • 3 years of experience in facilitating and leading improvement projects preferably in a Kaizen format
  • Transactional process improvement or management preferred

Scope Data:

  • This role will drive change for the entire Interstate Batteries organization with a goal of $2MM per year in reduced cost, working capital, or increased margin

Work Environment:

  • Ability to sustain posture in a seated position for prolonged periods of time
  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp or handle, and talk and hear
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move 20+ lbs.
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