Continuous Improvement Manager
Tampa, FL 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description
Leads and directs the Continuous Improvement team. Prioritizes goals and strategies for improving the operations and processes within the Company.  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Lean or Six Sigma certification
  • Experience with Toyota Production System, preferred
  • Proven experience working with and implementing Lean manufacturing principles: Value Stream Mapping, Visual Management, SMED, A3 problem solving, Kanban, Mistake-proofing, Standard Work, Kaizen, 5S, etc.
  • Keen ability for identifying process improvements, and problems in organizational structures with a demonstrated history of identifying and implementing effective improvements
  • A strategic and analytical mindset having excellent communication with top-notch presentation skills
  • Leadership and mentoring skills with the proven ability to lead organizational change
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills
  • Ability to facilitate a team to defined outcomes in a timely manner
  • Ability to coach and provide feedback
  • Project management skills (e.g. prioritize, plan, execute)
  • Microsoft experience required, specifically in Excel and Project
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a Government security clearance, if necessary

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:    
  • A skilled communicator adept at business analysis and project planning and execution; an exceptional continuous improvement manager who either currently understands or will learn the Toyota Production System management methodologies and embody top leadership principles and styles in their management duties
  • Ability to embrace help from TSSC (Toyota Production System Support Center) and work jointly on improvements
  • Leads and mentors a continuous improvement staff and teams of various sizes providing direction and help as needed to meet commitments; monitors staff performance
  • An active participant in the leadership team, assisting senior leaders and team leaders in the identification and elimination of waste; communicating ideas and opinions to the management team
  • Analyzes company processes and procedures investigating shortfalls, issues, and problems with current business processes developing process enhancement strategies
  • Collaborates with key business stakeholders to enhance productivity and staff satisfaction
  • Trains, mentors, and guides team members on business process improvement and optimization
  • Role models the appropriate management behaviors (change leadership, communication, teamwork, mutual respect, etc.) required in developing and maintaining a positive work environment
  • Develops the team to include training and career development; manages the performance management process to include the development of team and individual goals; implements employee development plans; and coaches the team
Sypris Electronics, LLC provides goods and services to the U.S. Government and other prime contractors and is obligated by its contracts with those entities, as well as by various federal laws and regulations regarding security and export control, to restrict access to certain goods, services, and/or any related information.  Accordingly, Sypris Electronics has a policy of only hiring U.S. citizens.  Upon employment all employees have to provide evidence verifying U.S. citizenship.

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Pre-employment drug screening required.
Sypris Electronics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Sypris Electronics does not, and will not, discriminate against a person on the basis of race, ancestry, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religious creed or belief, physical or mental disability, marital or familial status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, protected activity (such as opposition to or reporting of prohibited discrimination or harassment), or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, in any aspect of employment opportunity.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Sypris Electronics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package upon date of hire including health, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) with company matching. We also offer a 9/80 work schedule.
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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