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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Title:

Continuous Improvement Manager


Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this role is to lead continuous improvement and quality management functions across multiple manufacturing locations.  The scope of this work will include developing manufacturing best practices to ensure product quality and integrity and value through manufacturing improvements, product design improvements, and cost reduction projects.  The Continuous Improvement Manager must possess in-depth understanding of quality management and lean manufacturing principles with the ability to implement rapid continuous improvement.   Must be able to coordinate project activities and develop work assignments for self and others and work actively in the manufacturing environment with plant management teams, hourly staff, corporate engineering/quality and the customer to ensure quality delivery and reliability.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive continuous improvement by developing and implementing systems and process improvements that optimize all phases of the production process; be actively involved in the development and implementation of long term quality improvement plans.
  • Support the business in development and implementation of quality procedures and systems throughout the manufacturing process that support the manufacture and delivery of quality products that meet or exceed customer expectations, provide for efficiency and accuracy in all customer related processes, reduce scrap, and improve plant performance. 
  • Provide technical inputs for root cause analysis and corrective action.  Support quality reporting and responses to customer complaints (CIR’s) within the plant and out in the field at customer stores, warehouses, distribution centers, etc. 
  • Initiate actions to prevent the occurrence of any quality non-conformances related to product, process and systems. 
  • Compile data and prepare regular and special reports including CRM, Syteline, statistical and other reports.
  • Performs a variety of functions necessary for the successful operation of the department, as assigned by the management of the company.
  • Actively supports, participates in and maintains the integrity and ongoing function of the company and facility's safety program, ensuring a safe/healthy work environment.
  • Travel to various plants in the US up to 4 days a week.
  • Develop and implement strategies of consistency of practices across business lines with Team Leaders.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, 
  • Minimum five to seven years of experience managing in operations, quality or engineering in a lean manufacturing environment and leading rapid continuous improvement
  • Standard Work and Quality Systems Documentation and Management
  • Lean certification preferred
  • Black Belt/Six Sigma certification preferred.
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Visual Management
  • 5S
  • Variation Reduction Kaizen
  • Material Pull System
  • Total Production Maintenance
  • Error Proofing
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with statistical process control methods and software systems.
  • Strong desire to be a working quality manager in partnering with the plant management teams and hourly staff at assigned plants.
  • Analytical skills and understanding of problem solving techniques/tools.
  • Data-driven, disciplined, objective and detail oriented.
  • Strong communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to act as a business partner, “see the big picture,” and work through ambiguity and change.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment background and drug screen.

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Dallas
State:  TX

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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