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Quality and Lean Manufacturing Manager (Cynthiana, KY)

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Quality and Lean Manufacturing Manager for the Consumer Business Group (CBG) Plantlocated in Cynthiana, KY. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position ofQuality and Lean Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for providing leadership for the quality department and will be actively engaged in the development and execution of the plant quality strategies and tactics. These responsibilities will be directly tied to the long-term strategies of the plant operations. Key objectives will include developing a high-quality culture and team, delivering innovative products with consistent and robust product quality, responding to customer complaints, and driving effective and continuous improvement. This role will also include managing Lean Deployment across the Cynthiana manufacturing facility. Key objectives will include developing and managing the 5-year flow plan, Value Stream Improvement plans and Standardization across the site

For additional information, please visit:https://www. 3m. com/3M/en_US/plant-locations-us/cynthiana/

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Promote and maintain safe work environments for all employees
  • Supervise, support and develop quality systems, quality engineering and Quality Technician Staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing personnel complaints and resolving problems
  • Set goals for individuals and entire Quality Department that support the broader goals and needs of the plant and supporting divisions.
  • Develop, build and support a high performing quality assurance team.
  • Manage the Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Maintain interaction with division quality organization ensuring plant s compliance to division and corporate QMS requirements
  • Manage internal and external product and process audits
  • Monitor, facilitate and report on Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA s) while providing visibility and appropriate priority to these activities.
  • Manage appropriate supplier interactions (internal and external) and supplier management process
  • Establish and execute strategic plan for plant quality system (include driving plant, division, and corporate initiatives)
  • Drive Continuous Improvement throughout the organization
  • Responsible for directing lean initiatives and operational improvements throughout the facility. Works to continuously ingrain and improve the Cynthiana Lean Management System; including daily tier processes, problem solving activities, Total Productive Maintenance, Value Stream Improvement and 5-Year Flow plans.
  • Actively participates in relevant corporate lean programs/initiatives and ensures alignment to CBG strategic goals.
  • Lead lean activity through the Cynthiana organization by coaching principles and tool usage.
  • Implement lean elements throughout the Cynthiana site.
  • Drive operational excellence through the effective use of lean tools and projects.
  • Support and lead Value Stream Improvement teams.
  • Help develop site Lean Leads with Lean Principles (e. g. 5S, Problem Solving, etc.)
  • Coach, participate in and lead Kaizen events for the site.
  • Maintain various Lean metrics tracking databases.
  • Create and deliver Lean training.
  • Participate on or lead Lean Six Sigma projects that span multiple areas which may include, material flow, lead time improvement, and inventory optimization.
  • Member of Cynthiana Leadership Team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum five (5) years of combined experience with one or more of the following: Manufacturing/Production Operations, Manufacturing/Production Engineering, Process Engineering, Product Engineering, Product Development, Quality, and/or Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) in a private, public, government or military environment
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience managing and/or supervising direct reports

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of six (6) years of professional experience including leadership experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience managing or supervising direct reports
  • Minimum of two (2) years of quality and/or product engineering experience
  • Experience deploying industry specific quality system requirements for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001
  • Working knowledge of 3M IT solutions for Quality (CFR, eMatrix, ISM, SAP, etc.). applies to internal applicants only
  • Experience leading internal and external audit or certified internal auditor ISO9001
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification or willingness to obtain
  • Excellent attention to detail and process/system oriented
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to apply innovative solutions to problems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective in conducting root cause analysis
  • Extensive experience with Lean methodologies and application.
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • 3M Lean Certification applies to internal applicants only
  • Relevant experience in the areas of quality and project management
  • Strong leadership skills, integration and networking capability
  • Experience successfully leading global teams through change management
  • Ability to work within team structure to influence and support quality improvement
  • Experience working directly with customers and participating in customer audits
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Microsoft Office proficient

Location: Cynthiana, KY

Travel: May include up to25%domestic/international

Relocation: Is authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e. g., H1B status).

Learn more about 3M s creative solutions to the world s problems at www. 3M. com or on Twitter @3M. 3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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