Job Name:
Lean Six-Sigma (Black Belt) Project Manager

General information

Location: Bayport, MN
Date:
02-May-2024
Company:
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Bayport, MN
Ref #:
5182
Job Category:
Engineering
Posting City:
Bayport
State:
MN

Description & Requirements

ANDERSEN CORPORATION 

At Andersen, we pride ourselves on our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and being a leader in Corporate Citizenship. Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Newsweek recognized Andersen as one of “2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces.”

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. Andersen embraces our nine Employee Resource Networks to celebrate our differences and to champion diversity. We are named as a Forbes “Best Employer for Diversity 2022.”

Earning the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference at Andersen.

SUMMARY

Andersen Corporation has an opening for a Lean Six-Sigma (Black Belt) Project Manager. This role serves to execute three primary functions within the extrusion and compounding operation in Bayport, Minnesota.

  • Portfolio Manager: 
    Facilitate cross-functional alignment, negotiate project priority, evaluate key metrics to track improvement, and leverage an understanding of the operation and financials to identify opportunities and guide strategy.
  • Project Coach: Guide other project leaders in DMAIC methodology, Lean principles, project execution, experimentation, measurement, and process control.
  • Independent Contributor: Lead and execute projects to improve business metrics and data visibility.

 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the continuous improvement project portfolio for a team of engineers and operations project resources within the Bayport extrusion and compounding operation
  • Translate pain-points expressed within the local operation into clearly defined, measurable opportunities
  • Drive decision making in areas of ambiguity or uncertainty within business strategy utilizing data
  • Continuously facilitate alignment across functions (Engineering, Operations, Research and Development, etc.)
  • Drive improvement activity through the application of statistical tools and interpretation of results (Design of Experiments, Measurement System Analysis, Failure Modes and Effect Analysis, process mapping, process capability, statistical significance)
  • Guide project resources, including green belts, in the application of the tools listed above as well as DMAIC methodology
  • Lead and execute continuous improvement projects in areas of safety, quality, delivery, and cost.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

MUST HAVE QUALIFICATIONS:

*This role will operate as a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt within the Andersen Corporate program, which includes internal training. Previous Lean Six-Sigma experience is not a requirement.

  • BS Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Science or similar engineering OR a 4-yr degree in Supply Chain Management
  • Project management experience and experience working with collaborative, cross-functional teams
  • Desire and ability to leverage “soft” skills in the areas of change management, influence, and negotiation
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion and sustain change
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

 NICE-TO-HAVE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Lean & Six Sigma Experience (Belt Certification)
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis using Minitab, JMP, or similar software
  • Experience in continuous chemical processes (e.g., extrusion, pultrusion, compounding, blending)  

CULTURE AND BENEFITS

“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.  

In 2024, 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.

Posting City:
Bayport, MN