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Lean Promotions Manager/Officer

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Last Updated Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Johnson Creek, WI, US, 53038

Company: Doosan Corp

Job Information

The Lean Promotions Manager is responsible for developing and executing the strategy for LSS, OpEx and TQM, aligning resources with business needs to address the most important issues with the highest impact using a formal process to prioritize and execute projects in an effective and timely manner.  This position is also responsible to lead, mentor and execute project and Kaizen work tied to key strategic initiatives.  This position develops and executes the Belt and hourly training strategy so that those trained are most able to effectively solve problems in their daily work.     


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

Role Type: Manager

Production System Deployment:
•    Lead and support production system assessments in NA 
•    Serve as subject-matter expert (SME) for lean-based production system 
•    Lead and drive results of improvements aligned to production system 
•    Support site and regional production system leadership to achieve results 
•    Identify and close engagement and improvement gaps related to production system 
•    Lead and develop regional systems to improve production system deployment 

Site KPI Support:
•    Lead site TQM (Total Quality Management) Council(s) to ensure that gaps in site KPIs are closed through both short-term and long-term projects and plans 
•    Identify and lead cross-functional projects that have high potential returns and major process improvements, and are tied to key strategic initiatives for the organization 
•    Support site leadership and resources as needed to achieve results in site KPIs 

Standards and Training:
•    Develop regional TQM standards and training 
•    Develop and execute a training strategy to support production system deployment throughout the organization, for both salaried and hourly employees, that delivers clear business results, both short- and long-term 
•    Develop and deliver training content, including lean, Six Sigma, A3, PDCA, and other problem-solving and production-system-specific content 

Job Requirement

•    Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field 
•    Certificate Required: Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent (Lean-based) 
•    Travel Required: 10-24% 
•    Experience Required: 7+ Years 
•    Global Breadth: North America 
•    Production system deployment experience is required (automotive is preferred) 
•    Experience in developing standards (quality, engineering, lean, or similar) 
•    Experience in Lean and Six Sigma implementation is preferred 
•    Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and listening skills 
•    Strong performer; highly driven 
•    Ability to make sound, timely decisions 
•    Self-motivated with strong time management skills and priority focus 
•    Strong demonstrated ability to influence and achieve results 
•    Strong process orientation to develop solutions to complex problems 
•    Ability to train Lean Six Sigma processes and tools (lean, A3, PDCA, Six Sigma Green/Black Belt) 
•    Demonstrated ability to execute in a timely manner and achieve results 
•    Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and demands 
•    Prior experience with manufacturing processes 
•    Experience in leading cross-functional teams, resource management, and project management is desirable  
Sigma, A3, PDCA, and other problem-solving and production-system-specific content 


Doosan Bobcat North America will not sponsor applicants for work visas, nor provide any OPT, CPT or other immigration support, for this position.


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Difficulties & Area of Focus when Carrying Out Job:

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

As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

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 701-241-8700. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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