Continuous Improvement Coordinator

5 months ago
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New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?


As a Manufacturing Process Associate / Kaizen Coordinator, you will be responsible for leading and supporting manufacturing process improvement projects with intense focus of adding value to the customer. You will employ continuous improvement initiatives to obtain improvements to specific projects. You will work multiple projects with the ability to move across functional areas of the factories.

You will facilitate Kanban, Kaizen, and 5S events, order necessary supplies, and educate associates on these common manufacturing concepts and practices. You will update and implement changes to the manufacturing system and maintain proper documentation. You will be responsible for generating the hourly schedule for team production.

  • Lead Kaizen and continuous improvement events. Deliver timely results, track improvement, ensure control and honor accountability.
  • Train and mentor others in A3 Problem Solving Method in an ongoing basis.
  • Solve multiple problems on a continual basis using A3 Problem Solving Method.
  • Create Visual Management tools for sustaining improvements.
  • Adapt a flexible approach to working hours to as required by the business.
  • Be open to new ideas, understand the need for change and be willing to adapt


    • High School Diploma
    • Must have experience with the Toyota production system
    • Strong demonstration of commonly used Lean Management and Six Sigma concepts and tool in a manufacturing environment.
    • Proven ability to think critically and objectively
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft office
    • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated people skills with the ability to work with a variety of different types of learning styles and personalities
    • Ability to lead and motivate and a self-starter
    • Experience in new product introduction and continuous process improvements.
    • Effectively utilize available and relevant technical tools and resources- MS Office, manufacturing systems and equip.

Our products are designed to meet the diverse needs of consumers and our benefits are designed to meet the diverse needs of our associates. We have developed a benefits package that is sure to fit your way of life. Our low-cost medical and dental coverage and onsite wellness program will help you lead a healthy lifestyle. We offer a 401k plan with an employer match, making it possible to save for retirement. Many positions offer a flexible work schedule and a 40 hour work week. We provide a generous vacation package and even allow paid time off to volunteer in the community. New Balance encourages its employees to take advantage of our tremendous training and development programs, as well as our tuition reimbursement plan. We are a business casual environment where our employees are encouraged to wear NB product which can be purchased with our significant employee discount. Parking is free at all of our facilities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


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