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Sr. Manager Lean Programs - Remote

Date: Jan 1, 2023

Location: Columbia, SC, US, 29210-5895 US

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.


Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.


Position Overview

The Multi-Site Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for the effective deployment of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement for several US locations. This position will collaborate with local site management to grow profitability by improving operations overall. This position is accountable for improvements in safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity.

This position is tasked with building and/or aligning our local CI programs to take them to the next level while ensuring they meet overall Hubbell priorities. The role will help facilitate a continuous improvement process to streamline and document our current ad-hoc systems into a unified program. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of implementing a Lean Transformation within an existing organization.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assess the current situation of individual sites regarding Safety, People Engagement, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and other aspects of the operation. 
  • Based on such assessment, develop a plan to improve performance into a World Class Manufacturing Operation.
  • Collaborate with local management to fine-tune and execute the plan. Provide constant follow-up and coaching, and report periodically to the Director of CI.
  • Develop and implement documented procedures, quality standards, 5S assessments, Gemba walks, etc. to improve Operations and overall performance.
  • Develop and impart training in all Lean topics as necessary.
  • Coach team through Problem Solving process.
  • Periodically report status of progress and operations to executive leadership.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred (Engineering, Business, Management, Etc.)
  • Five to eight years of related experience required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Travel up to 80%
  • Must have previous experience driving continuous improvement programs.
  • Formal training in Lean Manufacturing is a plus.
  • The Manager /Sr. Manager of Continuous Improvement will report directly to the Director of CI and will provide functional operations excellence leadership for several locations throughout North America.
  • This position requires the individual to travel constantly. A typical week will entail travel to a site on Monday morning and travel back home Thursday evening. Then work from home on Fridays. 
  • Verbal and written communication skills with the ability to train staff at all levels.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong influential and leadership skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback. 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-starter, ambitious and comfortable working with and without direction.
  • Must be able to build collaborative relationships and gain trust at different sites.

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.