Continuous Improvement Manager

2300002C Requisition #

Teijin Automotive Technologies is an innovative and full-service Tier One supplier with a global presence and emphasis in development for lightweight technologies.  Teijin Automotive offers employees the opportunity to join a leading edge company within the composite material industry and enjoy the benefits offered by a growing company in North America and internationally.

We are seeking a Continuous Manager (CI) Manager for our Salisbury, North Carolina Plant.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Drive continuous improvement by developing and implementing systems and process improvements that optimize all phases of the production process; be actively involved in the development and implementation of long term quality improvement plans.
  • Support the business in development and implementation of quality procedures and systems throughout the manufacturing process that support the manufacture and delivery of quality products that meet or exceed customer expectations, provide for efficiency and accuracy in all customer related processes, reduce scrap, and improve plant performance.
  • Provide technical inputs for root cause analysis and corrective action. 
  • Seeks out opportunities to improve team member knowledge base.  Coordinates training, education programs, and mentoring relationships.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop a plant C.I. Plan, driving breakthrough or Best-in-Class performance with either: 
  • Just Do It improvements
  • Six Sigma projects
  • Lean Implementation projects.
  • Establishes and continuously benchmarks against KPIs
  • Assist Plant Manager in any strategic initiative that will help in compliance to standards, implementing new systems, and designing creative solutions that will continuously improve the plant.
  • Utilize data-driven, structured problem-solving tools, including Six Sigma to improve process capability, reduce variation and optimize performance
  • Implement appropriate visual controls to ensure lasting results, including, standard work, improvement opportunity walks and process audits
  • Identify and leverages best practices across functional lines throughout the organization
  • Recommend areas for investigation and modes of corrective action and initiate action.
  • Direct and train employees in the fundamentals of continuous improvement using appropriate process improvement tools and methodologies.
  • Maintains organized documentation of all technical information, conversations, decisions and approvals pertinent to proposal and project development.


  • Must have five years process improvement experience in a manufacturing environment (preferably in the automotive industry).
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, lean manufacturing or related field preferred.
  • Proficient with computer applications including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, etc.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.
  • Has solid leadership skills and able to manage both vertically and horizontally operations background as a supervisor or manager.

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