Manager Continuous Improvement

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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions
November 17, 2020
San Jose, CA
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Provide continuous improvement leadership to site utilizing Business Management, Lean and Six-Sigma techniques; lead operational initiatives required to enhance business execution performance.


  • Provide motivational leadership and communication to all team associates to ensure understanding and attainment of performance objectives.
  • Utilize, drive and promote understanding of Lean and Six-Sigma tools and principals to ensure the delivery of business objectives and a culture of continuous improvement; develop and implement improvement plans, facilitate daily visual management, lean conversion and root cause and corrective action(RCCA).
  • Facilitate material point of use conversion and maintenance as required to deliver OTD and Inventory target; ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices; maintain a clean and safe workstation; take active role in safety awareness and accident prevention.
  • Ensure 5S/RCCA is taught, implemented and adhered to within work area.
  • Coordinate, schedule and facilitate as applicable Lean/Six Sigma activities for work area as well as for other areas to enhance cross-functional problems solving; utilize Company tool champions as appropriate for more significant lean events.
  • Develop, track and report visual metrics, including KPI’s for area; react to metrics by identifying and solving problems, making improvements and advancing process control.
  • Develop and support teams that make suggestions, take initiative and actively implement improvements.
  • Collaborate in team meeting and activities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. Such as training/coaching on Lean techniques and improvements.
  • Work with site directors to develop annual site goals. Providing trade off analysis for different options as well as implementing final plan.
  • Manage CI Engineers and over see improvement activities across the site.


  • Five (5) years of experience of people management and continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing or equivalent
  • Black belt Six Sigma Certification
  • Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Leadership skills: ability to lead with integrity, honesty and trust; ability to deliver reliable, unique and leading edge solutions that exceed expectations; ability to collaborate to leverage and align all elements of the organization; ability to inspire every employee to reach his or her full potential and achieve excellence
  • Communication skills: ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; ability to speak effectively present information and respond to questions from group of clients, customers, and management at all levels
  • Reasoning skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Computer skills: high-level of spreadsheet utilization skills; exposure to a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows like interface using Microsoft office suite such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Outlook.
  • Time Management & Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality; strong planning and organizational skills; ability to multi-task within tight time constraints
  • Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most
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