Oakley – Continuous Improvement Director

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Luxottica Group
    December 15, 2020
    Foothill Ranch, CA
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    The Director, Continuous Improvement (CI) leads the continuous improvement vision, strategy and execution plan for the organization by building capability that establishes a culture of continuous improvement across the organization. The Director leads adherence to the principles of Lean and Six Sigma manufacturing during the execution of strategic plans across the Foothill Ranch facility.


    • Creates a culture of Continuous Improvement by providing leadership and coaching to teams across the FHR organization. This role requires a HANDS ON approach to facilitate CI activities and training of employees on improvement tools such as: Lean, Six Sigma, and other CI processes
    • Defines and drives business transformation, streamlines operations, and builds new solutions to simplify business processes
    • Works with key business leaders in annual strategy deployment planning process and prioritizes improvement opportunities based on strategy deployment and tactical planning objectives
    • Partners with leaders in developing the annual budget
    • Establishes a culture where tools and methods are utilized in a standard and documented way to deliver improvements
    • Develops and deploys Continuous Improvement Roadmap
    • Evaluates use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics and implementation options
    • Proactively engages cross-functional partners to sustain a continuous improvement culture
    • Leads technical training strategy and deployment
    • Serves as Master Black Belt and subject matter expert (SME) in CI by generating validated cost reduction initiatives and process improvements throughout the organization
    • Maintains positive work relationships with members of other teams to communicate effectively and ensure support with cross-team responsibilities
    • Translates and documents performance improvements to financial values that align with corporate goals
    • Provides CI status reports for both internal and external communications including metric based accomplishments of the CI plan, to include estimates and reports on true savings of CI efforts in all areas
    • Promotes and supports cross-pollination of ideas, knowledge, standards and improvements


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or related
    • 10+ years of experience in an industrial manufacturing environment
    • 5+ years developing and implementing Lean supply chain, production, and process improvement initiatives
    • 5+ years of management/leadership
    • Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt
    • Previous significant operations role (Continuous Improvement Manager, Operations Manager, project or program manager, quality manager, production control)
    • Experience leading teams in a fast paced MFG environment, in a manner that drives teamwork, collaboration and a high degree of integrity
    • Superior problem solving and analytical skills
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
    • Passion for solving problems and operational excellence
    • Focused, organized, results-oriented individual
    • Self-motivated and able to achieve high impact in an unstructured environment


    • Master’s Degree
    • Bilingual English/Spanish

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