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Working As A Continuous Improvement Leader

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $96,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Continuous Improvement Leader Do At Textron

* _**/-/
* Train and educate organization and implement continuous improvement methodologies including but not limited to Lean, 5S, 6 Sigma and others
* Drive continuous improvement to quantitatively and qualitatively improve safety, quality, delivery and cost
* Lead teams and direct timely completion of projects that support critical goals, customer satisfaction requirements and best practices
* Plan, facilitate and lead Kaizen Events throughout facility.
* Conduct Green Belt Training and coach participants
* Coach Green Belts and Black Belts in the organization
* Maintain Continuous Improvement Share Point site for tracking Green Belt and Black Belt projects
* Maintain Continuous Improvement Project Data Base for tracking hourly employee continuous improvement projects
* Perform monthly 5S Audits in each department and provide feedback to process owners
* Serve as company representative on the Georgia Tech Lean Consortium and CSRA Lean Alliance.
* Provide leadership for Training Team Associates
*

What Does A Continuous Improvement Leader Do At Ruan Transportation

* Executes CI projects utilizing a standard Ruan design with DMAIC framework and other Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
* Works with teams to identify problems, analyzes information, and develops and implements process solutions.
* Creates, keeps up to date, and sustains continuous improvement processes, metrics, and tools for assigned managers or departments, supporting key deliverables.
* Works with colleagues and functional leaders in accomplishing project goals.
* Identifies barriers to success, and solicits help from leadership as and when needed.
* Earns a black belt qualification in Ruan-specific design for CI principles and methodology within one year of hiring date and maintains qualification on an annual basis.
* Reports on progress of CI projects using key metrics tied to the DMAIC process.
* Makes pertinent presentations to leadership concerning the status of process improvement as it relates to the bottom line
* Performs other job related duties and special projects as required

What Does A Continuous Improvement Leader Do At Precision Castparts Corp.

* Help establish strategic and tactical CI plans and lead the implementation of those plans
* Evaluate key manufacturing processes, flow and implementation of new technology to increase production and quality.
* Conceptualize, design and implement automated manufacturing techniques by soliciting and evaluating input from customers, industry experts, vendors/suppliers and publications.
* Coordinate the selection, scoping, planning and implementation of CI projects and events
* Perform Six Sigma Green belt and Black Belt projects
* Facilitate Lean Kaizen events
* Support Shop processes, mechanical design/assembly and documentation of those processes.
* Chair the Continuous Improvement Team that is responsible for evaluating the savings from employee suggestions and implementing them.
* Resolve implementation issues, create and manage communication processes and ensure consistency implemented processes and programs

What Does A Continuous Improvement Leader Do At BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

* Lead continuous improvement teams and activities, including 5S blitzes, shift-startup, updating PVD boards etc...
* Balance their time between production needs and Continuous Improvement site leader responsibilities, primary focus will be continuous improvement activities
* Implementing and tracking cost saving initiated to meet financial targets associated with continuous improvement initiatives
* Coordinate planning and production activity control
* Maintain departmental records, such as equipment cleaning documentation and equipment maintenance records
* Train and document new associates or current associates in new skills or retraining, to include safety, quality, SOPs and PM
* Direct work activities of the employees in the departments specified above
* Drive LDMS and culture across the manufacturing department
* Manage the KAS program, responsible for tracking and allocating resources to close KAS in order to meet the departmental KAS goals
* Must work with employees at all plant levels and with cross functional areas in and out of site to drive CI along entire Value Stream

What Does A Continuous Improvement Leader Do At Advanced Drainage Systems

* The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
* Drive the development and implementation of CI improvement plans consistent with and in support of the strategic plan and business operating plan.
* Lead local improvement teams both directly on selected projects and through other team leads as needed.
* Mine and analyze data to support the project selection process.
* Provide training and develop training-related materials.
* Follow-up and audit project progress to ensure results are achieved and sustained.
* Resolve implementation issues, creating and managing implementation communication processes, and ensuring consistency
* of implemented processes and programs throughout manufacturing operations.
* Utilize OEE and other tools to identify gaps in performance versus best practices, and then work with all levels of the plant in establishing and executing a strategy for improving them.
* Generate correspondence, host conference calls, meetings and events to launch projects, and support initiatives.
* Routinely engage and support Corporate leaders and task force groups to guide and/or manage improvement efforts
* Lead, assistant and develop deliverables such as standard work to sustain improvement efforts.
* Using various project management tools and systems, prepare detailed plans, drive project performance and assure timely completion of goals and objectives

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Continuous Improvement Leader Career Paths

Continuous Improvement Leader
Continuous Improvement Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Continuous Improvement Manager Operations Manager General Manager
General Manager Of Operations
8 Yearsyrs
Continuous Improvement Manager Operations Manager Plant Manager
Manufacturing Director
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Quality Manager
Director Of Quality
14 Yearsyrs
Continuous Improvement Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Production Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Owner Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Warehouse Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager
Quality Assurance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Program Manager Product Manager
Business Unit Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manager Store Manager Warehouse Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manager Principal Superintendent
Plant Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Department Manager Logistics Manager
Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Construction Manager Quality Control Manager
Processing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Shop Manager Manufacturing Manager
Value Stream Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Superintendent Plant Superintendent
Assistant Plant Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Shipping Supervisor Traffic Manager
Senior Production Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Supervisor Operation Supervisor Transportation Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Process Leader 3.2 years
Leader 2.6 years
Top Careers Before Continuous Improvement Leader
Manager 5.7%
Supervisor 3.3%
Leader 3.2%
Internship 3.2%
Consultant 3.1%
Top Careers After Continuous Improvement Leader
Consultant 4.0%
Director 2.9%
Supervisor 2.9%

Do you work as a Continuous Improvement Leader?

Average Yearly Salary
$96,000
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$58,000
Min 10%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$158,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Kellogg
Highest Paying City
Redmond, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a Continuous Improvement Leader make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Continuous Improvement Leader in the United States is $96,590 per year or $46 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $158,000.

Real Continuous Improvement Leader Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Continuous Improvement Leader General Electric Company-Infrastructure Atlanta, GA Dec 06, 2013 $159,900
Regional/Continuous Improvement Leader Trinity Health Mason City, IA Jul 18, 2011 $117,000
Regional/Network Continuous Improvement Leader Trinity Health Cresco, IA Jul 18, 2011 $117,000
Regional/Continuous Improvement Leader Trinity Health Mason City, IA Jul 18, 2012 $117,000
Regional/Continuous Improvement Leader Trinity Health Iowa Falls, IA Jul 18, 2012 $117,000
Regional/Continuous Improvement Leader Trinity Health Cresco, IA Jul 18, 2012 $117,000
Senior Continuous Improvement Leader Sunnyvale Fluid System Technologies, Inc. Fremont, CA Jan 02, 2012 $96,000
Site Continuous Improvement Leader GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. Salem, IN Mar 01, 2010 $93,377
VPI Quality and Continuous Improvement Leader Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Nov 28, 2016 $91,600 -
$112,800
Continuous Improvement Leader Nelson Global Products, Inc. Clinton, TN Jan 02, 2014 $85,000
Continuous Improvement Black Belt Masonite Corporation Tampa, FL Sep 17, 2013 $85,000
Production Quality Mgr/Continuous Improvement Leader Links Snacks, Inc. New Glarus, WI Feb 16, 2016 $81,640
Site Continuous Improvement Leader GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. Menomonee Falls, WI Jan 18, 2010 $80,000
Continuous Improvement Leader Nelson Global Products, Inc. Clinton, TN Jun 20, 2016 $78,645 -
$87,975
VPI Quality and Continuous Improvement Leader Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Jul 20, 2016 $75,600 -
$92,400
VPI Quality and Continuous Improvement Leader Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN May 08, 2016 $75,600 -
$92,400
VPI Quality and Continuous Improvement Leader Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Sep 22, 2016 $75,600 -
$92,400
Continuous Improvement Leader Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc. Kettering, OH Oct 14, 2016 $75,000 -
$85,000
Continuous Improvement Leader Cummins Emission Solutions Inc. Mineral Point, WI Oct 06, 2014 $74,300 -
$95,200
Continuous Improvement Leader Actuant Corporation Butler, WI Jul 10, 2010 $73,160
Continuous Improvement Leader ASSA Abloy Service Centers, Inc. Easton, PA Jan 25, 2016 $70,000 -
$80,000

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Top Skills for A Continuous Improvement Leader

  1. Process Improvement
  2. Sigma
  3. Cost Savings
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Led process improvement teams and directed timely completion of assigned projects in support of critical goals and customer satisfaction requirements.
  • Mentored continuous improvement coordinators to ensure the growth potential for future Lean Leaders and Six Sigma professionals in the company.
  • Delivered facility reporting and managed of all cost savings initiatives.
  • Used a Value Stream approach to develop operational performance solutions for deployment across the organization.
  • Scheduled and coordinated $1.1M Boeing 767 Tanker interior program achieving 95% on-time delivery to end customer.

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Top 10 Best States for Continuous Improvement Leaders

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Washington
  3. Texas
  4. Arizona
  5. Delaware
  6. Wyoming
  7. California
  8. New Jersey
  9. Michigan
  10. West Virginia
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Continuous Improvement Leader Demographics

Gender

Male

66.1%

Female

23.5%

Unknown

10.5%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

10.4%

Asian

8.8%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.3%

French

9.4%

Chinese

5.7%

Russian

5.7%

Italian

5.7%

Portuguese

1.9%

German

1.9%

Lithuanian

1.9%

Cherokee

1.9%

Arabic

1.9%

Mandarin

1.9%
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Continuous Improvement Leader Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.2%

Purdue University

8.1%

Michigan State University

6.6%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

5.1%

Ohio State University

5.1%

Pennsylvania State University

5.1%

Villanova University

4.5%

Baker College

4.5%

Iowa State University

4.5%

Texas A&M University

4.0%

University of Iowa

4.0%

Clemson University

4.0%

University of Illinois at Chicago

3.5%

Wayne State University

3.5%

University of Akron

3.5%

University of Toledo

3.0%

Marquette University

3.0%

University of South Carolina - Columbia

3.0%

Capella University

3.0%

Ohio University -

2.5%
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Majors

Business

36.6%

Industrial Engineering

9.6%

Management

8.7%

Mechanical Engineering

6.5%

Electrical Engineering

3.8%

Manufacturing Engineering

3.2%

Chemical Engineering

3.2%

Engineering And Industrial Management

3.2%

Industrial Technology

3.0%

Supply Chain Management

2.8%

Finance

2.4%

Marketing

2.3%

Project Management

2.0%

Human Resources Management

2.0%

Operations Management

2.0%

Accounting

2.0%

Computer Science

1.6%

Education

1.6%

Communication

1.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.6%

Masters

32.9%

Other

13.1%

Associate

5.8%

Certificate

2.7%

Doctorate

1.7%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.2%
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