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The purpose of this position is to support the Value Stream Manager in driving the process of continuous improvement for a small/stable value stream (procurement to delivery).  This position takes a lead role in meeting targets for safety, quality, costs, customer service and associate satisfaction/development within the value stream.

The Value Stream Supervisor coaches, trains, supports, and develops a team of flexible, multi-skilled associates in accordance with Andersen Corporation’s values, employee covenant, and strategic direction.

Entry-level or developmental position.

Primary Responsibilities:

·     Maintain high level of visibility with associates.  Use hands-on approach to communicate daily and involve associates in problem solving.

·     Promote safety and ensure a safe work environment and safe associate work habits.

·     Develop a high performance work team with high levels of associate morale, satisfaction, and performance. 

·     Create and maintain a respectful work environment by listening, seeking facts to support decisions, managing one’s own reactions, and addressing unacceptable behavior.

·     Help associates succeed through performance management.  Provide coaching and performance communication to support development.

·     Review general status of production schedules to identify and resolve problems.

·     Ensure the desired product quality levels are achieved through use of standard work and training to those standards, training in operation and inspection techniques, and use of tools/data.

·     Support and implement new, customer-focused processes in accordance with lean principles and practices.  Provide training and coaching to improve standard work, work center organization (5S), and housekeeping.  Actively provide change leadership as required.

·     Support and foster an environment of continuous improvement by encouraging associates to challenge existing processes and implement solutions that enhance the overall effectiveness of the operation.

·     Support associates in understanding company policies and practices.

·     Maintain time and production records.

·     Take notice of process related problems and support associates in taking corrective action to improve the overall performance of the team.

·     Communicate with and listen to associates on a daily basis regarding work center/team performance, strategic initiatives, policy changes, safety, quality, etc.

·     Communicate with other supervisors and appropriate personnel regarding equipment, safety, work center schedules, company policies and practices, performance improvement plans, etc.

·     Additional Responsibilities include: Card Program, Safety Audits, Crew additions, and Budget input




·     3 – 5 years of experience in a manufacturing operation

·     Previous experience as a work center lead preferred

·     Previous experience in a manufacturing operation with demonstrated ability to acquire and apply manufacturing principles a plus

·     Continuing education in the following areas:  Management, Human Resources, Accounting, Manufacturing, Leadership, and Coaching

·     Demonstrated ability to work with and motivate people


Bayport, MN US
Andersen Corporation
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