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Director of Continuous Improvement

Company: Zurn Elkay
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Director of Continuous ImprovementThe CompanyZurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation is a thriving, values-driven company focused on doing the right things. We're a fast growing, publicly traded company (NYSE: ZWS), with an enduring reputation for integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.Named by Newsweek as One of America's Most Responsible Companies and an Energage USA Top Workplace, at Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation, we never forget that our people are at the center of what makes us successful. They are the driving force behind our superior quality, product ingenuity, and exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people and their professional development is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth for over 100 years, as one of today's leading international suppliers of plumbing and water delivery solutions.Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation employs over 2800 employees worldwide, working from 24 locations across the U.S., China, Canada, Dubai, and Mexico, with sales offices available around the globe. We hope you'll visit our website and learn more about Zurn Elkay at zurnelkay.com.If you're ready to join a company where what you do makes a difference and you have pride in the work you are doing, talk to us about joining the Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation family!Job DescriptionThe Director, Continuous Improvement (Zurn Elkay Business Systems) "ZEBS" plays an active role in driving accelerated operating and financial performance through continuous process improvement. Emphasis is on leadership, continuous improvement skills and culture building that will lead to self - sustaining capabilities at domestic and international locations. This position report directly to the VP, ZEBS for Zurn Elkay.Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure successful definition and execution of large, cross-functional improvement initiatives tied to annual strategic priorities
  • Assist teams in developing a Roadmap to use in the deployment of strategic objectives as they relate to Sales growth, Share gains, value propositions, New Product Launch/Commercialization and Problem solving
  • Coach and mentor managers and associates in the use of various tools, concepts and practices around ZEBS.
  • Directly supports locations achieve strategic deployment objectives by conducting on-site workshops, kaizen events and providing guidance through the transformation process.
  • Develop and upgrade ZEBS materials, modules, and processes.
  • Identifies and shares best practices across the different Zurn Elkay locations.
  • Work with VP/GM of Business Units and other functional leaders as a "thought leader" to define current state situation, assess gaps in process/capabilities/talent, and assist in development of the future state in line with strategic plan.Qualifications/Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred
    • 7-10 years of experience in commercial leadership roles - Sales, Product Management, Pricing.
    • Travel up to 75%
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and facilitation skills
    • Prefer line experience with process orientation
    • Runway for senior commercial and GM rolesCapabilities and Success Factors
      • Strategic Mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
      • Business Insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals.
      • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
      • Plans & Aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
      • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.Total Rewards and Benefits
        • Competitive Salary
        • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
        • Matching 401(k) Contribution
        • Health Savings Account
        • Up to 3 Weeks Vacation
        • 12 Paid Holidays
        • Annual Bonus Eligibility
        • Educational Reimbursement
        • Matching Gift Program**THIRD PARTY AGENCY: Any unsolicited submissions received from recruitment agencies will be considered property of Zurn Elkay, and we will not be liable for any fees or obligations related to those submissions.**Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: Zurn Elkay, Downers Grove , Director of Continuous Improvement, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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