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Regional Lean Manager - Multi-site (Oregon)

Company: Atkore International
Location: Woodburn
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionRegional Lean Manager
Who we are:
Atkore is forging a future where our employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, and communities are building better together - a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world.
With a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities, Atkore is a leading provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions.
Who we are looking for:
We are currently searching for a Regional Lean Manager for our Electrical Business Unit. Reporting to the Director of Continuous Improvement, this person will be responsible for planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining continuous improvement programs. Focused on the "Western" Atkore Plant locations, they include, but may not be limited to: Molalla and Aurora, Oregon.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and a 5 to 7 years of similar work experience in a manufacturing operation. Experience in lean manufacturing or business system-based company is required.
What you'll do:


  • Lean Daily Management (Atkore Business System)

    • Identify and create Standard Processes throughout the organization.
    • Lead process improvement workshops and improvement projects to drive business results across the organization.
    • Partner with all functions to define process capabilities, assess gaps and develop gap closure plans.
    • Ensure site level goals and metrics are aligned to the Conduit and Fittings business strategy.
    • Engage the plant teams in setting specific goals around Lean initiatives. This includes working with leadership to drive overall improvements in specific areas to drive Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
    • Provide functional leadership with awareness, knowledge and guidance of Lean principles, methodologies and tools to support achievement of ABS business objectives.
    • Plan and facilitate kaizen activities/events across the designated region.
    • Plan, coordinate, and teach Lean tools to employees in the designated region.


    • Must have:

      • History of successful kaizen
      • Success in LEAN culture and sustainment
      • Strong implementation practices of 5S, SMED, Material Flow, TPM, VSM



        Qualifications include:

        • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5-7 years of similar work experience in a manufacturing operation; or an equivalent number of years of education and work experience required.
        • History leading and supporting Kaizen events (5S, SMED, Kanban, TPM etc.).
        • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and technology preferred.
        • Possess a high level of technical expertise, ability to apply skills to continuous process improvement while maintaining maximum levels of safety.
        • Ability to influence and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization from senior management to hourly employees.
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
        • Ability to occasionally work off shift to provide training and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives to all production shifts.
        • Ability to work both as a member of a team, a team leader or as an individual contributor.
        • Experience developing and documenting Standard Work for all levels of the organization.
        • Must be able to travel 75% of the time.
        • Ability to sit at a PPC site within assigned region.
        • All associates must embrace and foster and environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.

          Within 3 months, you'll:

          • Complete your Atkore immersion program.
          • Understand how your job will help deliver Atkore's strategy.
          • Gain an understanding of the company and teammates.

            Within 6 to 9 months, you'll:

            • Provide functional leadership with awareness, knowledge and guidance of Lean principles, methodologies, and tools to support achievement of ABS business objectives.
            • Engage the plant teams in setting specific goals around Lean initiatives. This includes working with leadership to drive overall improvements in specific areas to drive Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
            • Plan and facilitate kaizen activities/events across the designated region.
            • Plan, coordinate, and teach Lean tools to employees in the designated region.
            • Ability to lead Lean Daily Management (Atkore Business System)

              Within 12 months, you'll:

              • Identify and create Standard Processes throughout the organization.
              • Lead process improvement workshops and improvement projects to drive business results across the organization.
              • Partner with all functions to define process capabilities, assess gaps and develop gap closure plans.
              • Ensure site level goals and metrics are aligned to the PVC Pipe & Conduit business strategy.

                Atkore is a three-time Great Place to Work certified company and a two-time Top Workplaces USA award winner! We're committed to creating an engaged, aligned workforce driven by a collaborative culture. Our team strives for breakthrough results and stays focused on being standout leaders. We consistently live the Atkore mission, strategic priorities, and behaviors consistent with our core values.
                Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!
                #LI-MB1

                Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Atkore International, Portland , Regional Lean Manager - Multi-site (Oregon), Executive , Woodburn, Oregon

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