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Process Improvement Manager

Company: Hawaiian Cement Department: Administration
Location: Aiea, HI Hiring Manager: Sean D Haggerty
Closing Date: 12/08/2023 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
The Process Improvement Manager identifies and implements organizational improvement initiatives to drive process efficiency and effectiveness, reduce waste, create sustainable positive change, and ensure that processes align with business goals and objectives.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in majors related to business, marketing, technology, or a related field, or completion of a Process Improvement Certificate Program.
2. Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
3. Proficient with MS Office suite of products, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
4. Good math, verbal, written, and presentation skills.
5. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an acceptable driving record.
6. Must be able to obtain a TWIC security card.
7. Must be able to travel to neighbor island company locations.
Preferred Qualifications
1. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
2. Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
3. Working knowledge using project management tools, i.e., Google Smartsheets, Jira, Asana, and Kanban boards.
4. Working knowledge of project management frameworks and best practices.
5. Strong analytical skills, verbal and written communication, and presentation skills.
6. Five years of proven experience developing and managing projects in the construction materials-based industry.
Additional Information
• *Collaborate with company leadership to identify process improvement opportunities across the organization, using data analysis and stakeholder input.
• *Define and document project(s) scope, objectives, and key results.
• *Set and manage stakeholder expectations, both internally and externally.
• *Identify and select team members, internally and externally, and provide training and coaching as required.
• *Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that process improvements are aligned with company Purpose, Mission, and Vision business goals and objectives.
• *Create and maintain documentation of updated processes, procedures, and work instructions to drive process standardization and improve efficiency.
• *Collaborate with company leadership to prioritize process improvement initiatives and develop business cases to justify capital investment in new technologies, equipment, or process improvements, resulting in a positive ROI.
• *Communicate project updates regularly to stakeholders to ensure they are aware of process changes and provide training and support to facilitate successful adoption of new processes.
• *Implement industry best practices, techniques, standards, and encourage team members to use them for effective project execution
• *Establish metrics to track and report on process performance and ensure that data is collected and analyzed to identify areas for improvement.
• *Identify and manage risks associated with new or changed processes and ensure appropriate control measures are in place
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Key Skills & Competencies
• Proven success in leading high performance teams, achieving results through others and being a strong team player who can organize and manage multiple confidential/sensitive, time-critical, and competing priorities and projects.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with various personalities.
• Proficient with computer MS Office skills/abilities.
• Ability to prepare and present detailed project plans and schedules.
• Responsible, detail-oriented, and an initiative-taker with a strong work ethic.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment with limited and direct supervision.
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Strong time management, organizational and analytical skills.
• Capable of managing crises as and when they arise.
How To Apply
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Hawaiian Cement is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
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