Continuous Improvement Director, Growth
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Description

Summary

This position is part of the corporate ABS (Altra Business System) organization and will be responsible for providing ABS deployment support to our business units and corporate functions with a focus on the Growth toolset. The role will require significant (~65-75%) travel which will be a mix of domestic and international trips. The home location for this position is somewhat flexible, but preferably near one of our business units. This position provides the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity for broad exposure to our various businesses and their leadership teams.

Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance to business unit management on ABS Growth tool application to drive increase in revenue and market share.
  • Act as change agent in challenging existing approaches and performance.
  • Serve as consultant and/or leader for kaizen events or projects related to Growth tools as required.
  • Provide master-level support and guidance to assist development of ABS Leaders (Growth).
  • Define ABSF (Growth) Development Model to standardize skills and knowledge for this role.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing related to Growth tools across Altra sites. Build community of tool experts across the business units and a supporting resource database.
  • Shepherd on-going refinement of existing Growth tools. Lead and/or coordinate development and standardization of new Growth tools.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate ABS training. Assure quality of training conducted by business unit personnel. Conduct “train-the-trainer” sessions as needed.
  • Support ABS activities outside of the Growth toolset as required.
  • Provide support to Corporate VP – Operational Excellence and develop tools, methods, and programs for use across the corporation.


 



 

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: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. 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



Required Competencies/Characteristics

  • Strong understanding of commercial operations (sales, marketing, customer service, product management, product development).
  • Deep and broad knowledge of lean/TPS principles and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully implement lean/TPS principles within customer-facing administrative processes (sales, customer service, marketing, product development, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively train and mentor others.
  • Outstanding group facilitation, training, communication and presentation skills.
  • Effective and collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivation, drive, energy, and resilience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: positive, persuasive, motivating.
  • Demonstrated talent for building effective relationships with individuals at all levels in the organization.
  • Strong business acumen and financial analysis skills.


Work Experience/Educational Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing firm (with at least two years spent in a sales, marketing, product management or design engineering role).
  • Significant Lean/Toyota Production System implementation experience is essential.
  • Previous consulting experience and/or experience in a commercial or manufacturing leadership role considered a plus.
  • BS degree in accredited engineering, physical sciences, or business program.
  • MBA or MS degree desirable.

EEO Statement: 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: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email [Click Here To Join].  

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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