Job Name:
Value Stream Manager I/II (2nd shift) - Dubuque, IA

General information

Location: Dubuque, IA
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Dubuque, IA
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Manufacturing, Operations
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Description & Requirements


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.

Andersen is seeking a Value Stream Manager I/II at our Dubuque, Iowa location. This position is responsible to manage and drive the process of continuous improvement for the value stream supply chain (procurement to delivery) and to deliver overall business results for assigned value stream. May be responsible for multiple and/or complex/changing value streams. Responsible to break down large/complex value streams to smaller/simpler value streams and delegate change tasks. This position also ensures that assigned value stream(s) are operated in accordance with Andersen Corporation’s values, employee covenant, and strategic direction. Actively develops multiple leaders.

  • Deliver agreed to value stream results in the areas of safety, quality, customer service, costs and associate satisfaction/development. · 
  • Define and communicate performance targets for safety, quality, customer service, costs and associate satisfaction/development with Value Stream team. Hold team accountable to those targets.
  • Develop and implement plans to provide process improvement in key areas defined above. Value stream improvement initiatives will be aligned with Lean Manufacturing principles and the manufacturing strategic plan.
  • Establish an environment conducive to high levels of morale, associate satisfaction, and performance.
  • Deliver performance to budget. Use participative approach in budgeting process.
  • Ensure alignment of activities and resources within the value stream, and ensure cross-organization collaboration and associate involvement where appropriate.
  • Acquire the appropriate people, technology, equipment and financial resources necessary to meet customer expectations and implement the business improvement plans.
  • Provide coaching, information, ideas, feedback and encouragement to associates and managers to promote the growth and development of the value stream team.
  • Support new process and product development and implementation.
  • Participate in negotiations with suppliers regarding issues that impact the value stream: prices, quality, customer service, etc.
  • Continued personal growth and development. Role model supporting the value of continuous learning.
  • Be highly visible to associates and create a safe environment for participation. Promote going to Gemba to solve problems and also promote hands-on, high involvement approaches to problem solving.
  • Establish visual management techniques to manage the value stream.
  • Mentor developing Value Stream Managers and Supervisors
  • 4 year degree from accredited college/university and/or combination of education and experience
  • 5 – 10 years of supervisory or leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of world-class (Lean, Safety, Quality, Manufacturing)
  • Proven leader
  • Business acumen and knowledge
    • Cost accounting
    • Budgeting
    • Financial justification
    • IRR and ROI
    • Make/Buy analysis
  • Communication
    • Listening skills
    • Effective 1:1 and in groups
    • Presentation skills
    • Persuasiveness and ability to debate/sell ideas
  • Leadership
    • Able to motivate associates
    • Bias for action
    • Displays energy for the business
    • Demonstrates courage to make difficult decisions and act
    • Collaborates with associates at all levels
    • Role model for change
    • Able to coach and develop people at all levels within value stream
    • Able to develop and maintain a respectful and safe work environment
    • Able to create and foster a continuous improvement culture
    • Comfortable with and able to work effectively with associates
    • Role mode for effective conflict resolution
    • Strong coaching skills for next level leadership
  • Manufacturing knowledge
    • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes/IT systems
    • Able to articulate engineering and quality requirements and then deploy resources to produce the required solutions
    • Demonstrates a passion for safety
    • Able to facilitate kaizen events
    • Strong knowledge of the supply chain

“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. 

Posting City:
Dubuque, IA