Continuous Improvement Program Leader in Columbia, MO at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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JobID: 380352

JSG is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Program Leader for our global manufacturing client in the greater Columbia, MO area.  The incumbent is responsible for driving change across the  Factory Value Chain, focused on KPI improvement to include: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost.


  • Partners with the leadership team in developing the Strategy Deployment process and Operations Center approach. Facilitates development of  objectives, action plans, KPIs and leads in development of Kaizen.
  • Change agent and champion of a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination across the organization using lean methods, processes and tools.
  • Drive optimization of KPIs around Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Costs. Facilitate the integration of the HSE and Quality Management system. Lead and facilitate Cost Take-out for the organization and partner with the extended cross-functional organization on overall use of tools to drive cost-out and productivity. Develop Financial acumen to ensure priority actions are focused on driving the right improvements in the organization, impacting the bottom line.
  • Ensure effective results and support problem solving (Root Cause Countermeasure) as needed to close gaps to targets.
  • Build continuous improvement capability through training and implementation of tools and methods. Be the expert on the system, with focus on training and coaching others to build capabilities on the tools and methods. Build a Coaching culture across the organization with focus on Employee Engagement and Accountability. Combine technical knowledge with people and organizational skills to deliver organizational maturity and KPI improvements.


  • BS in Engineering or Business and 10+ years of experience in areas of manufacturing, engineering, materials management, quality and/or process improvement
  • Candidate must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for client in the United States.
  • MBA with 5 years of experience in an Operations Leadership position preferred
  • Six-Sigma Certification preferred
  • Track record of delivering breakthrough results impacting the bottom line
  • Experience working with one of the following: Toyota Production System, Danaher Business System, Honeywell Operating System or similar
Please submit resumes to Andy Dyon, Recruiter at for consideration. 


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