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Value Stream Supervisor - (21458)

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Description
 
The purpose of this position is to support the Plant Manager in driving the process of continuous improvement for a large/complex/changing value stream (procurement to delivery).  This role will be dedicated to supporting 1 of our 2 night shift crews.   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.
 
  • 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.
  • Deploy 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
Qualifications
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • Basic business knowledge about how a business runs and makes decisions. 
  • Listening skills
  • Effective communicating 1:1 and in groups 
  • Able to motivate associates
  • Bias for action
  • Displays energy for the business
  • Supports and communicates difficult decisions
  • Collaborates with associates at all levels
  • Effectively leads change
  • Able to coach and develop production associates
  • Able to develop and maintain a respectful and safe work environment
  • Able to support and foster a continuous improvement culture
  • Works effectively with production associates
  • Demonstrates strong problems solving skills Manufacturing knowledge:
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes and product
  • Demonstrates a passion for safety
  • Able to facilitate kaizen events
Job:
Manufacturing
Location:
North Branch, MN US
Organization:
Andersen Corporation
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