Lean Specialist - Indianapolis, IN
Purpose: The Lean Specialist will utilize, integrate and teach Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Charters, Hour by Hour, SQDCI Boards, 5W, 6S, Gemba Walks, 5S Audits, etc) to create a culture of continuous improvement.
- Work closely with the Site Management Team to create and implement a Business Improvement Plan to enable the creation of standardized processes.
- Drive culture change, accountability and a continuous improvement mindset throughout the Indianapolis site.
- Review plant performance to identify lean improvement opportunities.
- Lead and drive lean design in operations manufacturing systems.
- Work with maintenance department, line leaders and operators to apply 5s in a practical way for the plant.
- Observe value stream waste, coach and drive Lean principle and methodologies for waste removal.
- Coach, deploy and promote Lean principles in the manufacturing environment.
- Document Lean efforts through selected metrics and photographs.
- Develop standard work to document common lean activities like 5S, Kanban and flow cell construction.
- Constantly strive to reduce costs and improve efficiencies through a detailed knowledge of the process and a continuous goal of eliminating waste.
- Develop Lean Manufacturing training plans for the site.
- Build consensus across functional and lines of business, working with multiple internal customers and stakeholders.
- Apply organizational policies and assures adherence to departmental procedures.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
- Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area
- Experience leading Kaizen Events
- Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a Lean manufacturing environment
- Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
- A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required
- Proficiency in MS office Word, Excel, email, pictures, SAP is required
- Experience driving cultural & process improvements in a manufacturing environment
- Must possess knowledge and have experience in industrial safety programs and OSHA regulations
- Must have strong communication skills
- Strong leadership skills
- Six Sigma Green Belt is a plus
SRAM, LLC is one of the world's largest suppliers of components to the bike industry. Established in Chicago in 1987, SRAM continues to promote cycling through its products, its advocacy, and its employees who are dedicated to improving the cycling experience. Today, SRAM employs more than 2,800 people in 16 offices across 9 countries. SRAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.