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Lean Promotions Agent

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Last Updated Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: Gwinner, ND, US, 58040

Company: Doosan Corp

Location : Gwinner 

Job Information

The Lean Promotions Agent is a lean practitioner, and as such is responsible for eliminating waste and improving business efficiency through the execution & promotion of lean methodologies & tools.  This position supports Operational Excellence by executing projects and Kaizens tied to key strategic initiatives, and executes the Yellow Belt and hourly lean training programs so that those trained and certified are more able to effectively solve problems in their daily work using Kaizen and lean as a structure. 


This position is aligned with the needs of the business in order to address the most important issues with the highest impact to the organization. 

Role & Responsibility

LSS, OpEx, TQM Strategy:

  • Supporting role in developing, communicating, and implementing the NAO Lean Six Sigma (LSS), Operational Excellence (OpEx), and Total Quality Management (TQM) strategy
  • Creates, maintains, and promotes LSS, OpEx, and TQM standards across the organization
  • Execution of operations strategy aligned with LSS, OpEx, and TQM standards

Lean Promotions:

  • Active role in setting the site Kaizen and project plan to attack highest impact projects and Kaizens in alignment with site lead
  • Leadership and execution of Kaizen activities and events that have a high impact to the site and corporate-level KPIs

Project Completion:

  • Lead the most important cross-functional projects that have high potential returns and major process improvements, and are tied to key strategic initiatives and operations strategy for the organization
  • Accurate analysis of project and Kaizen benefits ($) that can be tracked and supported by finance

LSS Training:

  • Execute a training strategy to support problem-solving and Operational Excellence throughout the organization
  • Lead, co-lead Yellow Belt training
  • Lead, co-lead hourly lean training
  • Ensure on-going proper use of tools through training and certification
  • Identify and execute training and tool improvements to improve Kaizen, project, and belt quality and efficiency

Job Requirement

  • Required Education: Associates Degree
  • Required Certificate(s): Yellow Belt or equivalent required within first year of hire; Green Belt or equivalent preferred
  • Travel Required: <10%
  • Experience Required: 2-5 Years
  • Global Breadth: North America
  • Strong demonstrated ability to influence
  • Ability to work at with levels of the company
  • Strong process orientation to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of Lean Six Sigma
  • Ability to train in LSS process/tools (lean and YB)
  • Demonstrated strong analytical competency
  • Demonstrated ability to execute in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and demands
  • Prior experience with manufacturing processes
  • Manufacturing experience is required 
  • Experience in value stream mapping, prior use and understanding of Kaizen events and tools, Lean and Six Sigma implementation on the shop floor


Difficulties & Area of Focus when Carrying Out Job:

  • Being part of a remote team with peers at different sites and/or different states
  • Gaining buy-in from frontline staff to make needed changes
  • Securing appropriate focus from a diverse group of part-time team members
  • Completing Kaizens and projects thoroughly (proper analysis), but as quickly as possible
  • Securing adequate attendance in belt training
  • Gaining buy-in from functional leaders to strengthen team belt competencies
  • Allocating resources only to high impact projects

The world-renowned brands that make up Doosan Bobcat produce industry-leading compact and heavy construction equipment, attachments, air compressors, lighting systems, generators and articulated dump trucks. Doosan Bobcat is a part of the Doosan Group, which employs 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide. With people at the core of who we are, we believe the growth of our people will lead to the continued growth and success of our world-class company. Our team of dedicated employees is the backbone that allows us to provide construction equipment solutions that help our customers build the world of tomorrow. Wherever you find us, you’ll hear the sounds of progress, see the results of our people and feel the rhythm of transformation in everything we do.

Doosan is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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