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Director of Continuous Improvement 80/20

Company: Franklin Electric
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: September 13, 2020

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Director of Continuous Improvement 80/20 #814

Fort Wayne , IN

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Director of Continuous Improvement 80/20

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If you want to work for a company with a passion for quality and innovation, consider Franklin Electric, or one of our companies. As the premier designer and manufacturer of residential, agricultural, and commercial water and fuel systems, we're making a fundamental difference in the lives of people around the world. Your career at Franklin will be well rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits--and more. We understand a fulfilling family life is the foundation to a successful professional one. We strive to promote from within and help every employee realize their professional potential. We believe in lifetime careers that continually challenge and fulfill.


Responsible for implementing and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives utilizing 80/20 to ensure the company is effectively and efficiently utilizing Global resources. Responsible for creating, outlining, and developing initiatives by designing project goals and success markers, and determining how success will be measured and tracked. Ensures initiatives remain on time and on budget and help motivate team members to hit goals.


Become subject matter expert for 80/20 initiative and similar resource management projects.

Establishes and manages the implementation of strategic plans to ensure the market share growth and profitability of products while removing complexity within our global organization.

Communicates with customers, management, internal departments, and vendors to coordinate the overall resource efforts in accordance with corporate goals.

Responsible for training internal and external customers with regard to continuous improvement using the 80/20 process.

Accountable for technical data and processes that drive the correct actions to internal and external customers and the industry

Works closely with multiple departments to identify productivity constraints and efficiencies.

Set deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of initiatives to ensure global resources are effectively utilized.

Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of initiatives.

Works directly with department managers on research and analysis of financial, technological, and demographic factors so that market opportunities may be capitalized on and the effects of competitive activity minimized.

Tracks and monitor's FE market share for entire portfolio of products, including assessment of Competitors' products.

Influences, negotiates effectively, and provide recommendations to arrive at win-win solutions with multiple departments related to Global company initiatives

Creates reports to make business decisions on rationalizing product SKUs and availability.

Identifies and implements processes to strengthen communication, improve efficiencies, and increase morale between departments.

Key member of change management team to influence departments in making business decisions to increase revenue and profitability.

Plays an active role in implementing innovation solutions by challenging the status quo and encouraging others to improve overall effectiveness

Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


May manage the performance of supervisory and non-supervisory direct report(s) to perform as a function and/or business unit, providing formal and informal feedback, progress reports, and budget and profitability updates.

Interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Working with Human Resources on employee issues.

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Skills and Abilities

Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with vendors, internal and external customers, the general public, and other employees of the organization.

Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals and procedure manuals.

Writes routine reports and correspondence.

Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.

Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature.

Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.

Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.

Leads change and innovation by demonstrating emotional resilience, managing change by proactively communicating the case for change and promoting a culture that thrives on change.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field (required), MBA preferred.

Seven to ten years of relevant experience in marketing, product management, product development, project management, or a related field (required).

Certificates and Licenses

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus

Computer Skills


While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:

Continually required to sit; use hands or fingers, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.

Regularly required to reach with hands and arms, sit for long periods of time, and travel by car and airplane in the US and internationally.

Occasionally required to stand or walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision .

The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.


This position is not subjected to harmful environmental conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

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