Continuous Improvement Manager
EVRAZ North America
Regina, SK
At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture engineered steel products for rail, energy and industrial end markets at six production sites located in the USA (Portland, Oregon; Pueblo, Colorado) and Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan; Calgary, Camrose and Red Deer, Alberta). We are the largest North American producer by volume in the rail and large diameter pipe markets, and we hold leading positions in the Western Canada oil country tubular goods, small diameter pipe and West Coast plate markets.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Are you a recognized subject matter expert in Lean Business Systems? Wondering where you can apply your outgoing, energetic, passionate and positive attitude about change? EVRAZ North America wants you to teach and coach plant leaders and lean team members at our Regina facilities to develop, own, and implement the EVRAZ Business Systems (EBS) through a designed lean transformation model. This position will be located in Regina, Saskatchewan and reports to the Vice President Operations, Regina.

Be an active change agent within the site by cultivating a Lean thinking mindset
Manage the development, delivery, and continuous process improvement of (EBS) and tools at various departments
Coach plant leadership through the lean transformation by the deployment of EBS
Mentor top leaders in establishing top business challenges and key initiatives across the site
Coach department leaders through the development of a model line using value stream analysis, cascaded down to floor based kata improvement initiatives, in order to meet business challenges
Develop lean depth capability by training and coaching department leaders in EBS methods and scientific thinking
Achieve sustainment of gains through coaching leaders to own and deploy daily management systems, including leadership standard work
Develop depth of capability of lean team members across the site in order to become future coaches and leaders of the organization
Ensure operations move toward a problem solving and daily execution culture
Collaborate across all departments and ensure regular interaction with all levels of management
Presents, educates, and facilitates to all levels in the organization as well as to external audiences
Ensure all leaders support a daily management, coaching and problem solving culture

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in an engineering/lean manufacturing/operational excellence role in a heavy industrial manufacturing organization
Minimum 5 years’ experience leading a team and overseeing work
Track record of achieving business results through the implementation of lean business systems
Extensive experience leading lean transformations from concept through implementation, evaluation and sustainment (PDCA/SDCA cycles)
Knowledge of value stream mapping, kaizen, standard work, leader standard work, daily management, and other lean methods
Expertise in building high performing teams with a focus on developing capability and mentoring lean teams in a manufacturing setting
Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with multiple levels of an organization
Proven ability to deliver results as a change agent: strong influencing skills, high degree of credibility
Strategic and clear thinker, able to analyze complex problems and propose and implement creative solutions
Proficient in MS Office
Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong facilitation and presentation skills
Must be able to motivate teams, sell ideas and influence colleagues at all levels of the organization

All applicants must be legally able to work in Canada without sponsorship.

EVRAZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans.

At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture steel. We also manufacture excellence, drive success and build careers for our employees. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a common set of values and the same goal of creating the best possible solution for our customers.

With more than 4,500 team members in the U.S. and Canada, EVRAZ offers well-paying jobs and a comprehensive range of employee benefits. Our total compensation package includes benefits such as:

Competitive wages and bonus opportunities
Family medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage at minimal employee cost
Short and long term disability programs
Competitive retirement plans
Paid vacations
Apprenticeship and career advancement within the company
Tuition reimbursement
Wellness program