Business Excellence (Lean) Leader at Flex in Manchester, Connecticut

Posted in Engineering 1 day ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Flex is the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to various industries and end markets. Create the extraordinatry: https://flex.com/careers



  • Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing


  • Type: Public Company


  • NASDAQ: FLEX


  • Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123


  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees


  • Website: https://flex.com/

At Flex, we welcome people of all backgrounds. Our employees thrive here by living our values: we support each other as we strive to find a better way, we move fast with discipline and purpose, and we do the right thing always.

Through a respectful, inclusive and collaborative culture, a career at Flex offers the opportunity to make a difference, invest in your career growth and join our purpose -- to make great products that create value and improve people’s lives.

Job Summary

The Business Excellence Leader will be based in Manchester, CT. In this position, you will be responsible for continuously driving a culture of excellence in the organization, coaching and enabling waste removal activities using lean and six sigma approaches and tools and guiding actions to a sustainable conclusion.

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do:


  • Work as a change agent and drive lean and six sigma activities as defined in the GBE A3.

  • Drive World Class 5S + 1 and Visual Management in all areas of the business.

  • Applying and deploying Flex Lean Enterprise Principles across the entire organization.

  • Responsible to eliminate waste and create value by reducing variation in the processes to achieve sustainable results throughout the organization and segment.

  • Utilize Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) techniques, initiate process improvements, cycle time reductions, cost reductions and other activities aimed at reducing/eliminating non-value-added activities in the process.

  • Drive and yokoten the identified Best practices based on the agreed timelines.

  • Create and validate processes/standards based on standard work and BPs.

  • Conduct lean and six sigma training and accelerate the proliferation of Lean culture thru out the organization by co-leading and co-facilitating Lean Deployment.

  • Perform assessment of LMT Operation/Supply chain/Office and drive initiatives to close gaps.

  • Actively participate in the selection and executions of lean and six sigma projects.

  • For assigned special project/segment/customer priorities to formulate and propose strategy of Lean

  • Transformation (continuous workshop in 90 days). Coach and facilitate Lean Transformation activities through Kaizen workshops and Small Group Activities.

Here is some of what you’ll need:


  • 3 – 5 years of experience as Business Excellence Leader o similar role

  • Lean Green Belt or Black Green Belt certification

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience training and/or leading small groups or sites

  • Familiarity leading Kaizen projects and 5´s initiatives

  • Previous background creating VSM

Here are a few of our preferred experiences:


  • Bachelor´s Degree in a related field

  • Prior injection molding experience

  • Experience in the medical or aerospace industry

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide:


  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid Time Off

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee discounts at local retailers

Job Category

Operational Excellence

Is Sponsorship Available?

No

Flex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on: age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, pregnancy status, or any other status protected by law. We're happy to provide reasonable accommodations to those with a disability for assistance in the recruitment process. Please advise us of any accommodations you may need by e-mailing: accessibility@flex.com.





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