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Lean Six Sigma Coordinator

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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world. Established in 1945, Ashley offers one of the industry's broadest product assortments to retail partners in 123 countries.
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Using our internationally acclaimed in-house design team, we create the look without paying expensive design fees. Then, by adhering to some of the most efficient production standards in the world, we are able to maximize productivity and minimize waste, generating additional savings for you. Finally, all orders are filled from strategically located regional warehouses and are serviced by our own fleet of trucks, the largest in the industry.
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Supports the Lean Six Sigma Manager through continuous improvement projects. Mentors supervisors and shop floor employees on lean tools and methodologies. Executes Lean Six Sigma activities in the organization at the shop floor level. Audits, investigates & provides guidance to obtain data used for project implementation. Carries out plans in accordance with the company's mission on elimination of waste, decreased inventory, and increased throughput.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for monitoring and executing Kaizen Events and other continuous improvement projects as assigned to increase productivity, maximize profitability, and improve customer satisfaction.
Makes recommendations while partnering with various affected departments to drive projects to completion.
Partners with shop floor supervision and Lean Six Sigma Manager in execution of projects utilizing Key Process Measures and Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
Leads projects and Kaizen Events throughout the organization as directed by the Lean Six Sigma Manager utilizing Six Sigma processes and tools in data formulation, documentation, project execution, deliverables, and reporting.
Responsible for communications of project milestones and deliverables via tollgates to Lean Six Sigma Manager, Lean Six Sigma Director as well as Operations Management and appropriate project stakeholders.
Audits completed projects for sustainability and cost efficiency.
Develops employee competencies in utilizing lean methodologies and tools at various levels in the organization.
Promotes and fosters an environment supportive of continuous learning, personal accountability and comprehension of the proper utilization of continuous improvement tools.
Follows company policies and procedures.
Maintains reliable attendance.
Actively participates in departmental meetings, training and education.
Completes other assignments and special projects as requested.
Job Requirements
Education
Associate's Degree in Quality, Business, or Engineering or equivalent work experience.
Lean or Six Sigma experience a plus.
Experience
Minimum of 3 years' experience within a manufacturing setting.
Knowledge of:
Lean Methodologies, Statistical Process Control, and Theory of Constraints
Minitab or other statistical software programs (regression charts, pareto, etc.)
Leadership principles
Adult learning concepts
Group problem solving and team dynamics
Documents management system
Change management
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio)
Skills and Abilities
Analyze and resolve problems utilizing the DMAIC process of Lean Six Sigma
Ability to lead others individually or in Lean Six Sigma problem solving teams/groups
Ability to collaborate with employees at all levels of the organization, in various workgroups, departments, and skillsets
Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
Course development and training facilitation
Work in a self-directed course of action
Effective time management and organizational skills
Strong analytical skills and process focus
High volume of interaction with individuals that have various learning aptitudes
Use of conflict management skills
Maintain confidentiality
Respond professionally in situations with difficult employee/vendor/consumer issues or inquiries
We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates only those meeting specific job requirements may be contacted. Principals Only.



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