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Lean Management Leader

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Location: Goodyear, AZ
Andersen Corporation
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We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

  • Trusted primary problem solver to the Plant Manager on the subject of Lean Management practices, at the level of a plant operating system. 
  • Emerging influencer among the Tier 4 staff, coaching and directly participating in establishing the processes, tools, and management disciplines to deploy a lean management operating system in the plant or operational equivalent. 
  •  Identify largest lean process/lean integration opportunities affecting the operational performance and cost structure of the plant.  
  • Instill personal and direct leadership in conducting low/medium complexity value stream lean Kaizen events, including such things as vertical integrations, supplier/AW connectivity, and linkages to external customers and their operations. 
  • Provide visible, high energy personal leadership in the drive to deploy lean culture and lean process improvements, primarily at the Tier 3 level and below.

  • Serve as primary coach and engaged working partner with plant manager and Tier 3 staff members to cultivate a Lean Management culture. 
  • Actively deploy and leverage Lean Management practices and disciplines, including, but not limited to, Strategy Deployment, OKRs, Tiered Management, A3 Process, Toyota Kata, MDI, and similar tools and structures
  • Provide visible, high energy, and inspiring leadership in the drive to deploy lean culture and lean process improvements across all levels of the organization, with focus on Tier 3 level and below.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed working model of the key value streams and supply chain processes (physical manufacturing processes, information flow processes, and related business processes) that govern the operational performance of the plant. 
  • Prioritize and elevate visibility of larges value stream improvement opportunities for the plant. Establish a playbook of strategic priorities to support mid-term and long-term business objectives and operational targets for the plant. 
  • Personally lead low complexity Kaizen events to realize most impactful value stream improvement opportunities for meeting operational performance targets and strategic business objectives of the plant.
  • Formal Training, Participate in training of Lean Process principles, with strong focus on Tier 2 and below.

  • Typically, 1 or more direct reports, including Lean Management staff members in their plant or operational equivalent.

  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience
  • Preferred experience as a plant operations or engineering professional.
  • Perform in a tactful, professional and flexible manner with sensitivity to diverse backgrounds and opinions with a strong ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Strategic thinking and change management capabilities.
  • Drive results through persuasiveness and influencing skills; organize self and others with timely follow through and execution.
  • Facilitation and project management skills
  • Ability to build highly effective relationships, develop people, and create high-performing teams.

Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to work experience, education, geographic location, certifications, etc. In addition to your pay, Andersen Corporation currently offers benefits such as comprehensive health benefits, 401k contribution, paid time off, 8 paid standard holidays, plus 2 floating holidays, a robust employee Wellbeing program, as well as profit sharing (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements).
“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.
Benefits include, and are not limited to:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Charity contributions
  • Nationwide career opportunities
We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.
* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects
** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners
In 2023, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.  
Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.