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Director, Lean & Continuous Improvement

Company: JB Poindexter & Co
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Company & Position Overview:JB Poindexter & Co., Inc. (JBPCO)is a privately held, diversified manufacturing company forecasting $2.4B in annual revenue and 8,000 team members in 2023. - The nine operating subsidiaries, covering over 50 locations, are engaged in the production of commercial truck bodies, step-vans, utility trucks, funeral coaches, limousines, electric and alternative fuel vehicles, pickup truck bed enclosures, precision machining, and expandable foam plastic packaging. - For more information, visit .Reporting to the Vice President of Lean & Continuous Improvement, the Director, Lean Manufacturing & CI will support the continued development, deployment, and execution of the company's Lean Production System. This role will work closely with operations leadership at the induvial business units, as well as corporate functions including Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of implementing Lean Production Systems and have held leadership roles in manufacturing operations. The candidate will also possess strong leadership skills including the ability to influence without authority. Essential Functions:Support multiple business units and manufacturing locations in developing and implementing lean manufacturing strategies and plans.Hands on leadership and participation in lean events where required.Report progress on key indicators of performanceContribute to further enhancing the company's Lean Production System and materials.Develop and lead Lean Introductory and Certification training courses.Mentor lean practitioners and CI leaders across multiple business units.Facilitate best practice sharing across multiple sites and business units. Execute special projects to assist business units to enhance profitability, and efficiency throughout the company's operations.Qualifications:8 to 10 years of progressive leadership experience in manufacturing Proven track record of implementing Lean Manufacturing, as modeled after the Toyota Production SystemStrong working knowledge Operations Planning, Supply Management and Material Flow.Experience in a multi-business unit and multi-plant environment.Ability to travel 75%+Education:An undergraduate degree from an accredited university in a technical discipline is required; an advanced degree is preferred.Lean Six / Sigma Certifications is a plusAPICS certification is a plusJ.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.#LI-EC1

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