Focus Factory Leader (Red Wing, MN)
Red Wing , Minnesota
November 23, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Focus Factory Leader for the Safety & Graphics Business Group located in Red Wing, MN.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Focus Factory Lead will lead the focus factory and have extended value stream responsibilities and support of the Fall Protection business for Soft Goods within the Red Wing facility.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Develops and executes strategic operational plan by aligning engineering projects and activities with customer needs and division level goals
  • Manages capital expenditure discussions within responsible areas to maintain long term sustainability and to implement productivity and technology improvements
  • Supports EHS, Lean Six Sigma, Disruptive Technology and other plant wide initiatives that are critical for plant operations
  • Ensure that goals of the customer are met by aligning daily production efforts of Soft Goods area with customer needs
  • Member of Red Wing Plant Leadership Team
  • Drive Improvement in the VS
  • Initiate, assign and execute projects in order to improve safety, service, quality, and cost. Drive continuous improvement through principle based leadership and VS engagement in Tier process and beyond
  • Champion LSS and GB/BB projects - prioritize, provide resources, remove barriers
  • Effective interaction with the business and sales teams
  • New Product Introduction scale-up and launch

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a leadership and/or supervisory role
  • Previous production or value stream/product management experience
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Understanding of Shingo principles and/or principle based leadership
  • Influence that can drive others to make/accept change

Location: Red Wing, MN
Travel: May include up to 10%
Relocation: Is authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

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