Continuous Improvement Manager
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Transportation and Logistics
Specialty Manager
Location 08873, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Rust-Oleum Corporation is a worldwide leader in protective paints and coatings for both home and industry. We offer a wide product range including decorative fashion paints, durable industrial roof repair coatings and, of course, the famous rust-fighting formula that started it all.
The primary result expected from the Continuous Improvement Manager is to develop and implement the continuous improvement/lean vision for the organization by coaching, mentoring, and leading teams to establish a culture of continuous improvement across the organization; ensuring adherence to the principles of lean manufacturing, and planning & facilitating strategic plans across multiple plant locations.
Typical tasks for this position include (but are not limited to) the following: § Plan and implement lean manufacturing strategies to achieve over arching global business strategy.
Lead/coordinate lean manufacturing events/activities (i.e., kaizen/continuous improvement, value stream mapping, statistical problem solving, etc.) as required, including the planning of events and resources, training and leading teams, achieving event objectives, and documenting performance.
Provide leadership in continuous improvement efforts to improve reliability, ease of use & maintenance, minimize changeover times, and to eradicate production losses.
Coach & mentor operations team, including staff, supervisors, and crew leads on continuous improvement methods & processes to establish a culture where tools and methods are utilized in a standard way to deliver improvements.
Develop lean leadership within local operations team to enable them to lead and execute their own lean activities within the plant according to the business strategy.
Transition ownership of completed projects to the local operations team, and support sustaining activities to ensure results are maintained.
§ Maintain positive work relationships with members of other teams to communicate effectively, and to ensure compliance with cross-team responsibilities.
§ Communicate with Supervisors, peers, or subordinates: provide information to supervisors and co-workers in written form or in person.
§ Maintain a good record of attendance and punctuality.
§ Learn all manual tasks performed within the department.
§ Perform tasks assigned using specific operating procedures, and following department specific quality control processes and procedures.
§ Treat people with dignity and respect.
§ Conduct all business with integrity.
§ Adhere to Rust-Oleum Corporation Quality principles and participate in all departmental and company-wide Quality activities.
§ Follow all safety procedures and company policies.

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Relocation assistance
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

Philadelphia, PA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Bachelor's (Required)


Industrial & Manufacturing Engineers: 3 years (Preferred)
Continuous improvement: 4 years (Required)
Coaching & Mentoring: 2 years (Preferred)
Industrial Mechanics: 2 years (Preferred)
Kaizen: 2 years (Preferred)
Lean manufacturing: 3 years (Preferred)
Lean management: 3 years (Preferred)