Continuous Improvement Manager


Location: South Burlington, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 5 - 10 Years

As a full-time member of the newly created Continuous Improvement team based in South Burlington, VT, the person in this position will be responsible for the delivery of process innovation and continuous improvement initiatives across multiple locations and functions. Alongside the Director and fellow teammates, this individual will foster a culture of sustainable change through the creation and implementation of Lean methodology to deliver business transformation.

On an average day, you’ll…

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a ‘best-in-class’ continuous improvement strategy
  • Partner with key business stakeholders and multi-location “Lean champions” to build a continuous improvement environment supporting a culture of change
  • Elicit requirements and drive process change using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, business analysis and workflow analysis
  • Lead and facilitate Kaizen events to drive ideas and solutions
  • Deliver greater efficiency and value across the business through employing process improvement methodologies and innovative thinking
  • Own change initiatives from evolution/efficiency identification through to project delivery
  • Work with departments to devise training, system enhancements, reporting & monitoring
  • Complete post implementation reviews to ensure successful delivery has been achieved and improvements can be made for future projects

The team you will be joining:

Our Operations team is responsible for building, testing, packaging, and shipping OnLogic technology around the world. Their tireless attention to detail, and commitment to quality lets us boast about how reliable and configurable our systems are. Members of the Operations team cross-train on multiple disciplines to provide us with unparalleled staffing flexibility and the capability to react to any production demand. Always living up the way we work through continuous improvement and process optimization, Operations is where project plans and technical specifications become a reality. Roles on the Operations team include computer production, hardware testing, fulfillment services, supply chain management, product and process quality, production engineering, and technical support.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and 6+ years related experience and/or training
  • Proven knowledge of Lean processes and methodologies within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience using Value Stream Mapping, facilitating Kaizen events, and utilizing Lean tools and processes such as: continuous flow (production & material), pull systems, TQM and 5S practices
  • Experience with project management, including developing project plans, coordinating projects, communicating changes and progress, completing projects on time and within budget, and managing project team activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listening and seeking clarification, responding well to questions, participating in meetings, and presenting numerical data effectively
  • Expertise in working well with others, by balancing team and individual responsibilities, exhibiting objectivity and openness to others’ views, building morale and group commitments to goals and objectives while supporting everyone’s efforts to succeed
  • Understanding of Change Management, communicating changes effectively, building commitment and overcoming resistance, preparing and supporting those affected by change
  • Experience working with multi-locations is a plus
  • Ability to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship

Who we’re looking for:

  • Someone who is enthusiastic about Continuous Improvement and can inspire and motivate others
  • A positive and forceful character, who, through motivation and coaching, can bring out the best in others
  • A resilient person who is able to facilitate and support opposing views to provide a win-win for all parties
  • An individual who brings a problem solving approach to each day
  • Someone with proven examples that highlight organization and self-motivation, in the practical, numerate, and literate senses
  • A capable person who can handle a diverse range of initiatives and work with a diverse workforce

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