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USG Corporation Process Improvement Manager (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) in Fort Dodge, Iowa

For more than 110 years, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative, award-winning products and systems to build everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to home improvements. USG's nearly 9,000 employees are committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do. Our steadfast commitment to the company's core business values – innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity, efficiency and safety – have helped us become the company we are today. And looking to the future, USG employees are very optimistic – in fact, 97% of professional employees surveyed in 2013 have confidence in the company’s strategic objectives and 96% are confident in senior leadership. As a company with $3B in revenues, we’re big enough that our professionals have the resources to make a difference – and we’re small enough that you’re not just a number. You’ll work on key initiatives and build strong relationships across the company to successfully complete vital projects that will drive the future of our company. USG offers work-life balance, promotion from within, low turnover, exceptional benefits, a dynamic environment, and the ability to explore career opportunities in different functional areas within the company. Find out more about growing your career with USG athttp://www.usg.com/content/usgcom/en/about-usg/careers.html. You can also visithttps://www.facebook.com/USGCORPto learn more about what’s happening at USG.

Position Description: 1. Effectively leads Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement projects at the local plant. Researches and identifies fiscally sound potential projects and then uses established leadership skills to build, develop and lead teams to execute a solution for the project. Incumbent uses standardized Lean Six Sigma methodologies to systematically eliminate waste and reduce process variation. 2. Incumbent develops and articulates vision and strategy and maintains open communication with personnel pertaining to Lean Six Sigma initiatives. Must work effectively with a cross functional team and others where no direct supervision responsibilities exist. Must be able to influence, negotiate and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals. Recruits team members into the Lean Six Sigma infrastructure and ensures continuing development of their skills. 3. Manages the development and maintenance of methods and systems for measuring the degree to which project goals, objectives and metrics are being met. Understands statistical analysis tools/methodology, project management, Lean Six Sigma, quality and basic financial principles and applies them to analyze the planned activities. 4. Incumbent must be goal-directed, persistent and driven to achieve positive results. Is positive influence on others and deals well with set-backs. Identifies integration issues, removes barriers and tracks project status in order to obtain desired results. 5. Incumbent must stretch and grow personally in this role as they respond to new situations. Sets priorities well and able to distinguish between essential and non-essential tasks to maintain high levels of project cycle times. 6. Acts as a resource for Plant Green Belts. Executes and sustains the Plant's 5S Program. Leads monthly LSS update with an emphasis on: project selection, employee participation and engagement opportunities, project status, and Plant savings.

  1. Effectively leads Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement projects at the local plant. Researches and identifies fiscally sound potential projects and then uses established leadership skills to build, develop and lead teams to execute a solution for the project. Incumbent uses standardized Lean Six Sigma methodologies to systematically eliminate waste and reduce process variation.
  2. Incumbent develops and articulates vision and strategy and maintains open communication with personnel pertaining to Lean Six Sigma initiatives. Must work effectively with a cross functional team and others where no direct supervision responsibilities exist. Must be able to influence, negotiate and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals. Recruits team members into the Lean Six Sigma infrastructure and ensures continuing development of their skills.
  3. Manages the development and maintenance of methods and systems for measuring the degree to which project goals, objectives and metrics are being met. Understands statistical analysis tools/methodology, project management, Lean Six Sigma, quality and basic financial principles and applies them to analyze the planned activities.
  4. Incumbent must be goal-directed, persistent and driven to achieve positive results. Is positive influence on others and deals well with set-backs. Identifies integration issues, removes barriers and tracks project status in order to obtain desired results.
  5. Incumbent must stretch and grow personally in this role as they respond to new situations. Sets priorities well and able to distinguish between essential and non-essential tasks to maintain high levels of project cycle times.
  6. Incumbent must successfully complete the USG Lean Six Sigma Certification Process.

Job: *Lean Six Sigma

Organization: *Fort Dodge-Engineering

Title: Process Improvement Manager (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt)

Location: Iowa-Fort Dodge

Requisition ID: FOR10182

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.

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