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At Douglas Dynamics, our employees and our culture are just as
important to the company as serving our customers. We believe that
our employees are the key to our success.
Are you looking to make a change in your career to something
with great benefits, stability and multiple avenues for
advancement? Why not consider Douglas Dynamics . Douglas Dynamics
is North America’s premier manufacturer and up fitter of work truck
attachments and equipment.
The collaborative management and leadership of team based
production groups focused on evolving our manufacturing continuous
improvement culture. The development, execution, training and
support for meeting the demands of our customers as related to
quality and delivery, and achieving our internal goals of
increasing revenue and margin while developing talent.
CUSTOMERS SERVED/WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Manages our location specific Supervisor teams as a mentor while
performing as a Manufacturing Management Team peer group liaison
across locations to ensure symmetry throughout all locations is
Interfaces internally with our Global Sourcing and Supply,
Marketing, Customer Service, Engineering and Finance teams as a
supporting peer group member of our Manufacturing Management
I nterfaces externally with our suppliers and customers to gain
knowledge from the Voice of the Supplier (VOS) and Voice of
Customer/Distributer (VOC/VOD) to understand their needs.
EDUCATION OR DEGREE : Bachelor degree required;
Manufacturing/Engineering is attractive. MBA is not required, but
WORK EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE:
10+ years working directly in a Lean Manufacturing setting using
practices equivalent to the DDMS (Douglas Dynamics Management
System, based on the Toyota Production System) is required; “hands
on” experience as an OEM is a plus. Thorough understanding through
the development, application and execution of: Strategy
Level loaded production and corresponding Manpower planning
Visually managed pull systems (Kanban)
Basic DDMS Lean Knowledge: i.e. Standard Work, Problem Solving,
Managing Daily Improvement (MDI)
Kaizen, 3P, and general project management
OTHER RELATED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
High level Microsoft Office software user, i.e. Excel, Word,
Power Point; capable of developing process tools, professional
presentations, reports (A3 formats).
High level logical and strategic thinker; capable of developing
and managing project plans while prioritizing opportunities.
High level written and verbal communicator; capable of
training/mentoring teammates and presenting projects to all levels
throughout the organization including senior management.
High level multi-tasker; capable of balancing multiple
projects/tasks at a time.
High level team builder and leader; capable of managing teams
across multi-locations with synergistic performance expectations
both tactically and strategically.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS : Any licenses/certifications related to
Lean Manufacturing a plus.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS SPECIFIC TO THIS POSITION:
Walking, standing, bending, and lifting up to 20lbs, use of
computer and must be able to communicate effectively, both written
and spoken, in English.
Fast paced manufacturing organization. Personal protective
equipment including hearing and eye protection, and safety shoes
are required; other safety PPE as necessary. 10%-25% Travel is the
typical expectation throughout the year.
Mentor the location specific Supervisor Team while performing as
a Manufacturing Management Team peer group liaison across locations
to develop a “1-Team” mindset throughout all locations.
Develop short and long term strategies that support the overall
CSI business objectives and initiatives. This includes the
measurement of internal and external KPI (Key Performance
Indicators) that proactively identify opportunities for
improvement, while providing warning signals for potential problems
based on performance trends.
Document all locational current state processes and procedures
as a baseline for improvement. Share “best practices” for the
development and transition of new future state processes and
procedures that “best fit” all locations.
Continuous learning of DDMS methodologies and use of tools and
skills while promoting the continuous education of the Supervisor
Team. Providing support and influence for our continuous
improvement culture targeting prioritized opportunities in Safety,
Quality and Delivery through MDI and Problem Solving.
Identify, lead and execute cost savings projects to targeted
Create annual plans for Fixed and Variable budgets; includes
making adjustments throughout the year based upon business
Plan and manage all business unit resources (i.e. manpower,
capital, equipment and inventory) while visualizing constraints,
identifying inefficiencies and implementing solutions while
ensuring accurate and effective data is available for making fact
Participate and report out in all essential Operation’s team and
cross functional organization meetings.
Hire and train new team mates.
Provide effective challenges and feedback to facilitate
individual and team growth.