Altra Business System Leader
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 6/17/2019

Job Description

SUMMARY   Directly supports Altra’s efforts to drive a culture of continuous improvement. This role has responsibility for managing kaizen events and other improvement activities as dictated by Policy Deployment, Model Value Stream, and Daily Management. The ABSL will also take a leading role in developing the organization’s breadth and depth in ABS tools with a particular focus on building problem solving capability. This leader will also manage key projects involving cross functional teams to support strategic initiatives and key development programs.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Support Model Value Stream planning and development (Vision and Challenges) and execution on supporting A3’s.
  2. Support management in creating Policy Deployment, Bowlers, KPI’s and action plans.
  3. Manage and report on the portfolio of Kaizen activities
  4. Oversee the success of the kaizen events, including:
    1. Planning of events with a dynamic funnel process tied to Policy Deployment/Model Value Stream and Daily Management
    2. Event execution; and sustainment of kaizen event results
  1. Provide on-going master-level support and guidance on ABS principles/tools.
  2. Act as change agent in challenging existing approaches and performance.
  3. Shepherd implementation of ABS principles/tools to improve quality, on-time delivery, and reduce operating costs and inventory.
  1. Lead the development of strong problem solving capability and capacity within the organization. Provide direct support for Team Leader Development Program and other leadership development efforts.
  1. Conduct and/or coordinate local training in ABS tools to deepen organization’s understanding and capability.
  2. Maintain and improve lean knowledge through continuous education.
  1. Manage key projects/programs for the business.
  2. Assist other Altra businesses and Corporate ABS Team in the development and implementation of ABS tools and processes.



The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • S. Degree, preferably in Engineering or Supply Chain
  • 2-5 years of related experience in manufacturing, operations, continuous improvement, marketing or other related experience.
  • Experience in lean, ABS or other form of TPS is desired
  • Creative and progressive thinker with excellent interpersonal skills (positive, persuasive, motivating) and able to communicate effectively with others at all levels in the organization, in verbal or written form.
  • Ability to analyze problems, propose solutions, test theories, research alternatives and reach conclusions. Skilled in collaborative problem solving.
  • Organized with the ability to prioritize activities to achieve short and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Flexible and adaptive approach to change.
  • Team player who can build partnerships while leading cross functional teams.
  • Self-motivation, drive, energy, and resilience.
  • Outstanding group facilitation, training, communication and presentation skills.

** Must be willing and able to travel by all forms of transportation.  Up to 50% travel - domestic and global. 

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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