The Change Agent will be responsible for managing the Lean manufacturing initiatives in our Arkadelphia, AR facility. This person will be required to identify, coordinate, lead and implement process improvements to achieve year-on-year productivity improvement. This position reports directly to the General Manager.
Lead, manage and develop the local lean manufacturing initiative
Actively lead the development of the local site lean manufacturing strategy, lean culture and provide leadership
Ensure cooperation and compliance with corporate lean initiative and divisional guidelines and standards (DBS).
Provide input, distribute and follow-up on lean manufacturing targets
Closely monitor the KPI’s and ensure corrective actions on deviations to the plan
Lead the roll-out of lean activities/programs
Work with employees to achieve productivity improvements that support the operating budget/targets
Work with Value Stream Managers to develop rolling Tactical Implementation Plans (TIP) that include improvement targets that meet or exceed Danfoss targets
Work with the organization to ensure lean concepts and tools are used in daily work
Continue to develop personal skill set in the application of lean tools and the overall competencies in Danfoss
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, or Operations Management
3 years’ experience working in an extensive lean manufacturing program
Experience in ERP Systems, SAP preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)
Results oriented with track record of delivering bottom-line improvements
The Danfoss Group is a global producer of products and services used in areas such as cooling food, air conditioning, heating buildings, controlling electric motors and powering mobile machinery. The company is also active in the field of solar and wind power as well as district heating and cooling infrastructure that targets entire cities and urban communities. Danfoss employs approximately 23,000 people worldwide with its headquarters in Nordborg, Denmark.