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Danfoss Continuous Improvement Expert in AMES, Iowa

Continuous Improvement Expert Requisition ID: 17157 Job Location(s): Ames, US, 50011 Job Description Danfoss is seeking a motivated, reliable, and responsive Continuous Improvement Expert (CIE) in our Ames, IA location. Do you have a keen eye for details, and can you ensure quality in everything that reaches the customers? Can you continuously work on improving quality and propose continuous improvement processes that enable the delivery of world class products to the customer every time? Then you might be our Continuous Improvement Expert for Danfoss Power Solutions. Danfoss Power Solutions is a world-class provider of mobile hydraulics serving the construction, agriculture, and other off-highway vehicle markets.The CIE will be reporting to the Continuous Improvement Leader and will be responsible for leading and supporting Continuous Improvement in the Ames plant. The CIE will act as a consultant to manufacturing and supply chain managers. Together, you will obtain tangible results in terms of optimizing quality, delivery, cost, and cash flow, by ensuring an efficient value chain.Job Responsibilities * Securing performance in the plant regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost* Developing and managing manufacturing operations to achieve Manufacturing Excellence. This will involve the appropriate application of a wide variety of business improvement tools with this Danfoss Business Systems toolkit to maximize synergies and reduce cost through waste reduction, inventory management and improvement of flow* Driving and improving results by leveraging lean tools, consulting skills, and change management processes* Creating long term activity roadmaps and lean transformation projects for our factories including: Kaizen and step change projectsBackground and Skills * Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or similar* Minimum of 5 years' experience and excellent understanding of Lean Manufacturing philosophy, tools, and methods* Managerial experience in a manufacturing environment in a large- or medium-sized company is highly desirable* Lean experience in a manufacturing environment is mandatory* Prior experience working in a matrix environment highly desirable* Strong analytical and project management skills* Excellent communication skills and fluent in English* Ability to connect with and coach and train people at all levels* High level of ambition, performance orientation and a track record of driving continuous improvement in a global industrial setting* Able to be effective in a matrix organization, including influencing stakeholder* Coaching and developing others* Cross functional awarenessDanfoss - Engineering Tomorrow At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways - driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.Following our founder's mindset 'action speaks louder than words', we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.