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Title:  Director of Continuous Improvement

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

CommScope is hiring a Director of Continuous Improvement. We are open to hire this person in any of these given locations - Claremont, NC /Catawba, NC/ Greensboro, NC/Richardson TX.

 

General Summary:

Vision, Strategy and Goals

  • As a regional Continuous Improvement leader within CommScope, your role will be key in
    • providing input into an ongoing long term (3-year) Corporate Continuous Improvement strategy
    • enhance the customer experience based on Commscope delivering world class performance and products, through waste elimination & maximizing value add
    • allowing stakeholders to improve the organization through their personal development of knowledge, understand and application of key Lean/6 Sigma principles and techniques
  • The breadth of the role will cover CommScopes Extended Value Stream which will include but not be limited to  
    • Supply Chain (Suppliers, Supplier Logistics, Direct Shipment)
    • Operations (factory, Inter entity & DCs including supporting logistics
    • Business Process (in direct functions and IT system infrastructure)
    • Customer processes
  • The position will be responsible to create an environment within region that promotes, communicates, educates, deploys, develops the strategic vision & delivers consistent performance to continuous improvement goals through
    • a balance of quality and speed 
    • supporting Integrity of Design, Production and Delivery at an optimum cost, based on the business need to meet the customers’ requirements
    • monitor execution of objectives to goal and initiating course changes as and when required in support of goal attainment
  • The position will be responsible regionally to facilitate, support and deliver the Lean into Excellence program and its associated profit improvement (PIP) goals for the region.

 

Culture

  • Be a champion for “Lean into Excellence.”
  • Promote value through facilitating ideation that enhances value add and eliminates non value add.
  • Create and champion a Kaizen culture that embraces “speed” for positive change.
  • Create and champion a culture of learning directed to achieving goals, through effective training and support of skill development in program.
  • Be an integral partner with other departments eg Design, Operations, Manufacturing Eng, Quality Eng, Planning, Procurement, PLM etc in Continuous Improvement
  • Champion cross functional utilization of Continuous Improvement tools, further to also encourage effective communication of ideas, feedback, and concerns from all levels of the organization.

 

Development

  • Encourage the development, deployment and use of
    • lean/6 Sigma tools at Strategic and Tactical level to promote the use of data and tools to sustain improved performance.
    • active learning in a workshop and on the job environment

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Operational Excellence

  • Be an evangelist for Continuous Improvement initiatives that drive Business Excellence.
  • Support Lean into Excellence through
    • constant assessment and development of CommScopes skills base of problem solvers within region, further develop this resource, through training, mentoring,  and coaching in regards to utilization of appropriate tools and techniques, such as Lean, Six Sigma, VSM to reduce waste, reduce variability, improve processes, and identify and mitigate risks. 
    • Assure compliance to corporate standards at all time eg PDP, PTP, ECN, TDA (Inclusive of risk assessments

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

Include demonstrated competencies and physical, mental, & interpersonal skills.

  • Bachelor’s in a primary Engineering curriculum, Quality Engineering, or Engineering Management w/ 15+ Years of Related Experience.
  • 5 years minimum problem-solving skills at international level.
  • Black belt qualification.
  • Management of an international program for Continuous Improvement.
  • Training. Strong communication and presentation skills. Applied internationally.
  • 6 sigma SPC tool box experience of training and application.
  • SPC package experience eg minitab.
  • Lean VSM, Create Continuous Flow, Standard work etc
  • Management of a belt culture and organization.
  • Belt training experience
  • Financial Management Training is nice to have

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

United States;United States : North Carolina;United States : North Carolina : Catawba || United States : North Carolina : Claremont 


Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

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