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Manager, Continuous Improvement

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  • Job Summary:
Develop the CI (Lean and Six Sigma) vision for the site/function and facilitate the development of the site/function strategy deployment plans with the senior management team. Advance subject matter expertise of Lean and Six Sigma principles, systems, methods and tools. Coach and mentor others on their strategic activities. The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for facilitating, mentoring and coordinating successful Continuous Improvement (CI) projects and workshops. This includes ensuring that both the technical and people aspects are taken into account, incorporating change management strategies. Manage resources to effectively help execute the site/function strategy deployment plans.

Detailed Description:

  • Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:
  • Design and deploy the continuous improvement (CI) goals and strategies for the site/function through the application of CI principles, systems, methods and tools;
  • Focus CI efforts to flow value to customers, both internal and external;
  • Coordinate and oversee CI activity for the site/function;
  • Facilitate/mentor lean and six sigma improvement activity to improve the flow within value streams;
  • Work closely with all business leaders to grow a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Lead or facilitate the management gemba (“go and see”) activities and promote gemba activities within the organization;
  • Co-lead the site/function CI Committee with the site/function leader to ensure alignment of CI resources, prioritization and execution of CI activities aligned to the site/function strategy deployment plans, monitoring of appropriate metrics, CI recognition and appropriate reflection on the site/function strategy deployment plans;
  • Lead and measure the adoption of the Systematic CI Framework Standards;
  • Delivery of training and/or kaizen facilitation at external organizations outside Celestica + other sites in the Celestica network that need help + global support functions within Celestica;
  • Coordinate and facilitate improvement opportunities external to the site/function (as required);
  • Collaborate with regional and corporate CI teams for the Continuous Improvement activities execution;
  • Coordinate and encourage the sharing and adoption of good practices between customers, departments, sites and functions;
  • Provide leadership and motivation to site/function personnel to implement CI;
  • Grow and develop CI resources at the site/function;
  • Facilitate and mentor improvement and/or transformation efforts. 
  • Provide subject matter expertise on an as needed basis;
  • Coordinate training for CI for Employees, CI for Leadership, Lean Green Belt and Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.


  • Demonstrated experience of identifying the need for and implementing process improvements that resulted in significant gains in operational efficiencies;
  • Demonstrated success in leading/facilitating a CI transformation;
  • Strong professional acumen and effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven project management and organizational skills and expertise;
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple priority tasks in a manner that meets business requirements;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead without direct authority by acting as a change agent;
  • The ability to apply the scientific method through PDCA or DMAIC to solve complex cross-functional and technical problems where the symptom(s) and/or root cause(s) are not understood;
  • The ability to analyze data with strong technical mathematical skills;
  • Experience in key facets of complex manufacturing and support function environments;
  • Proven ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization;
  • Management experience within a matrix organization;
  • People management and development experience;
  • Lean and Six-Sigma Black Belt;
  • Collaboration;
  • Communication;
  • Planning;
  • Results oriented;
  • Teamwork;
  • Initiative;
  • Flexibility;

Typical Experience:

6 to 8 years of relevant experience.

CI experience in manufacturing and office environments

Management and/or leadership experience

Typical Education:

Bachelor Degree in related field, or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experienc

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