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Continuous Improvement Manager

Continuous Improvement Manager

Saint Charles | Missouri | United States

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Manufacturing & Engineering, Product Development

Nike, Inc. Product Development is key to making next-level products. The first spark of an idea puts the team in motion, ultimately transforming a designer's sketch into a commercially viable product. The teams of developers, testers, engineers and designers collaborate on refining each product's construction, fit and style. Using advancements in technology and sustainable design, the Product Development teams accelerate innovation while reflecting the soul of sport.

Always the innovators, Nike, Inc.'s Manufacturing and Engineering team dreams up new ways to make better-performing products faster and more efficiently. This world-class team challenges assumptions about how Nike's products are made and leads the company in pursuing ambitious sustainability goals, all while producing Nike's rich mix of product. Masters of teamwork, Manufacturing and Engineering works closely with design teams, categories, manufacturing partners, material suppliers and logistics providers across more than 40 countries on six continents. They navigate the complex geopolitical world with multiple supply chains and diverse ecosystems, while keeping their focus on manufacturing, materials, sustainability and creating quality products.
Description

Nike Global Sourcing and Manufacturing teams create a complex and exciting mix of products including baseball bats, sunglasses, apparel, footwear, technical components like airbags and more. This world-class team constantly challenges the assumptions about how Nike's products are made. They operate in a complex geopolitical world with multiple supply chains, focused on products, materials, sustainability, methods of manufacturing and diverse ecosystems. They work closely with Nike's Design teams, Categories, manufacturing partners, material suppliers and logistics providers across more than 40 countries on six continents. They develop new methods to make sustainable, better-performing products faster and more efficiently. The job opportunities span sourcing and planning, engineering, quality assurance, sustainable manufacturing, materials, business development, leadership and management, as well as positions at Nike's Air Manufacturing Innovation facility (AMI), a subsidiary of NIKE, Inc.

Description
As our Continuous Improvement Manager, you will drive and contribute within a team of professionals primarily focused on unlocking manufacturing capacity using lean and Six Sigma principles. You will draw on experience in tooling quick change, increasing manufacturing cell output, data-driven improvements, task prioritization using basic financial data, and adding output through quality scrap reduction. Additionally, this position requires presenting team progress and successes across a technical and non-technical audience. The team will be independently driven, yet rely on a wide array of resources.

This position requires the creation of a new team, team charter, operating principles, and structure. Communication both within the team and with stakeholders is crucial. This position naturally requires being a change agent to impart a continuous improvement and problem solving culture.


Qualifications
Requirements for the position include:
• Education/experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other manufacturing-related degree plus 5 years related experience or
• Associate's degree in related field plus 6 years related experience or
• 7 years related experience in lieu of a degree
• Experience in high-volume manufacturing
• Experience in implementing LEAN Manufacturing or similar principles and practices
• Proven ability to work with associates of all levels including managers, engineers, supervisors, maintenance, and machine operators
• Possess a detailed and methodical approach to problem solving
• Proven project management, project prioritization, stakeholder communication, and documentation skills

Preferred additional qualifications:
• Six Sigma training and proven implementation of best practices.
• Financial training that supports project justification and prioritization
• Process knowledge of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes a plus
• Process knowledge of RF Welding a plus

Special consideration will be given to those candidates that have experience in the following:
• Process knowledge of Thermoforming, Thermoplastic Polyurethanes, and RF welding
• Robotics systems integration.
• Allen-Bradley PLCs and logic.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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