Value Stream Manager

Reference Number: sjtvaluemgr
Location: Elkhart, IN

For over 25 years our client has built a legacy in their industry.  They are in search for a Value Stream Manager in their Elkhart, Indiana facility.  This individual will provide leadership, direction, and coordination of team members in the manufacturing area.  This organization is growing quickly and needs top notch supervisors to coach to optimum performance!




Duties and responsibilities 

  • Ensure that the health and safety of all employees remains the number one goal
  • To communicate the business unit objectives, plans, and performance to all employees within the value stream in order to maximize individual and collective contributions and commitment to continuously improve the performance of the business unit
  • To direct operations for the value streams, including the current state value stream map, future state value stream map, action plans to achieve the desired future state including accountability to the desired business metrics
  • Ensure that all business objectives are met; understand key constraints, critical process flow, staffing, and scheduling
  • To provide hands on leadership and management while utilizing standardization, continuous improvement, and the sharing of best practices to deliver best in class operational performance
  • To build a high performing team culture that recognizes and rewards excellence and encourages individuals to strive for performance improvement within the business unit
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a cross training plan that supports production needs
  • Partner with all functional areas to positively impact culture and clearly communicate the business objectives
  • Proactively manage new product introductions to ensure they are successfully implemented within the value stream




Expected Areas of Competence--


  • Strong background in lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and other production related models. Experience in planning and execution. Ability to develop operational plans and manage resources. Ability to analyze and interpret data. Knowledge of human resource principles and practices. Knowledge of communication techniques and ability to act as a coach and mentor to help employees reach their full potential. Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills required. Ability to convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals and groups. Ability to engage others and instill trust both inside and outside of the value stream. Must be able to interact with a diverse group of people to create an environment that is equitable, inclusive, and cooperative.
  • Ability to make time bounded decisions characterized by logic and reasoning while keeping the organization's vision and values at the forefront. Ability to facilitate and lead using innovative approaches, addressing of problems and opportunities, and implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.



Qualifications include: 

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience preferred


Working conditions 

This job is in a typical manufacturing and office environment.


Physical requirements 

This individual will be walking and standing the majority of the time as it requires a continuous presence on the manufacturing floor. 


Salary: 80,000-85,000