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Project Leader, Continuous Improvement

Job location: Kohler, WI; Harrisburg, PA; Dallas, TX


Are you passionate about leading Continuous Improvement projects within the supply chain function* Then consider joining Kohler Co. as a Supply Chain Senior Project Leader.

Under the direction of the Manager-Continuous Improvement & Logistics Strategy, the Continuous Improvement Project Leader is tasked to develop, validate, and implement methods and tools that improve the operational flexibility, execution, and quality of Kohler distribution operations using appropriate logistics concepts and lean principles.

The Continuous Improvement Project Leader develops and supports customer-focused quality plans to assure customer satisfaction and achievement of business objectives. They will support statistical-located quality inspection planning, as well as measure and provide results of quality assurance audits and inspections. They will provide analysis of service and production data to identify trends and areas requiring improvement. They will be the leader for advanced quality planning, focused on continual improvement and during new facility startups.


* Work with assigned areas to prevent and address systemic quality opportunities for improvement.

* Create and revise procedures as applicable across multiple functional areas, including generation of process maps to support training activities.

* Support validation activities to include, as applicable, creation of validation plan, execution of validation, and review of validation records.

* Analyze statistical data and provide solutions to complex problems.

* Conduct periodic process audits to ensure processes are capable and reliable.

* Generate new ideas or methods on how to significantly reduce defects found in operations.

* Perform detailed root cause analysis on quality problems and assist with corrective and preventive action plans.

* Lead strategic and tactical multi-step improvement plans.

* Effectively coach CI to operations leaders.

* Provide input for and lead improvement of key strategic business goals for the organization. These measures specifically target improvement in safety, quality, delivery, cost, morale, and sustaincapability.

* Model results-orientation among rest of peers to achieve breakthrough improvements and achieve team objectives.

* Guide teams to select projects/initiatives that will result in significant business impact.

* Provide financial or other justification for projects.

* Reduce costs by eliminating waste related to the logistics functions; including returns, repack, and material handling damage.


* Bachelor s degree in engineering or supply chain required with a minimum of 5 years of practice in operations and/or quality and process improvement.

* practice with tools and methods in lean, continuous improvement, or six sigma with responsibility for multi-site deployment.

* capability to teach, mentor, and coach across multiple levels of an operation.

* Multi-site responsibility for system deployment (Quality or CI) with proven capability to juggle multiple responsibilities.

* Strong leadership abilities and change-agent expertise.

* Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time if not located in Kohler, Wisconsin.


Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that Information technology takes investment in our associates development to make that happen. So, we offer continuing investment in each individual s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and functions at Kohler.

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive income, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!


Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to lgain more about our culture and company at

Information technology is Kohler s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, discapability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a discapability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, Contact Us by Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Information
   » Job location: Kohler, Wisconsin, 53044, United States
   » Listing ID: 42290030
   » Published: July 12, 2018
   » Position Title:Project Leader, Continuous Improvement
   » Employer's nameKohler Co.
   » Listing Function:All Functions

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