Value Stream Leader in Manchester, NH at Tecomet

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary:
Broad responsibility and leadership for overall operation of a value stream. Implements the Lean Business System  and ensure a safe work environment, drive quality improvements, provide premier customer service, maximize profitable growth, develop a technically qualified work force, reduce operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements.  Oversee day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly expectations

Scope/Supervision and Interaction:
X_ Has Direct Reports in a matrix organization as both dash lined and straight line.

  • Direct Reports: Group Leaders and developing future leaders for the Value Stream.
  • Member and leader of a cross functional team made up of  Quality Control, Manufacturing  Engineer or tech, Planner/Buyer, and Water Spider/Coordinator
  • Responsible for all aspects of managing Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (S>Q>D>C) for the Value Stream to include: Safety STOP leadership, employee x- training and coaching.  
  • Future State Kaizen Planning, Leading the Operations review of Key Performance indicators (KPIs) for the Value Stream, Achieving budgeted targets, Daily Management leader. 
  • New Product Launch: Work closely with the Program Leader to deliver customer projects on time.
  • Problem Solving:  setting priorities, identifying root causes and taking corrective actions. 
  • Developing associates and hiring, ensure that team consensus is used to thoroughly evaluate decisions, ensure that decisions are rapidly implemented, budget planning.   

Essential Functions:

  • Operational leadership including successful Lean implementation resulting in productivity gains.
  • Meets with the employees regularly, reflecting on problems, solutions, and challenges, thereby creating a culture of continuous improvement and contributing towards becoming a learning organization.
  • Leads the Value Stream in daily management and continuous improvements which include but are not limited to:  supply chain production control, establishing manufacturing priorities, coordination of activities with off -shift management and order shipments.
  • Emphasizes the creation of continuous product flow, utilize pull systems where flow is not currently possible, and works to level the workload.
  • Creates the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work/processes are followed, countermeasures implemented and the area is compliant with safety requirements.
  • Instills and maintains a positive can-do team atmosphere within the Value Stream; holding regular team meetings and assigning team member’s tasks and coordinate support services needed outside the team. 
  • Utilizes PDCA in conjunction with the Daily Management and Value Stream Improvement Boards to ensure results.
  • Ensures effective cross-training for the Value Stream Associates, including backups from other areas, to assure a continuous smooth running Value Stream. This training is the foundation of a culture that stops to fix problems in order to get quality right the first time.
  • Works with the other members of Division Staff to develop the future state value stream map and manages the plans to achieve it, as documented in the Value Stream Improvement Boards.  In addition, the VS Manager works with the VS Team to maintain the Value Stream Improvement Boards. Both of these centers – the Value Stream Improvement Boards and Daily Management – are the minimum requirements in a visually controlled environment that ensures no problems remain hidden.


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • 4+ years of accomplishments, including increasing responsibility and leadership of projects and teams of considerable size, scope and complexity. 
  • Sufficient experience and background in accounting, PC skills, manufacturing, human resources management, inventory control and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and team building skills in producing results by meeting organizational objectives.  Capable of assessing and developing individual and team skills and capabilities.  Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for new and challenging goals.  Serve as a role model by promoting new ideas and positive change.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Involved with or lead a team in LEAN process improvements/implementation preferred

Tecomet is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/W/VET/DISABLED


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