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Manager / Leader – TPS & TPR

About the company:

Major established and brand name company with a good working culture has an opportunity at a plant site in southeastern Iowa. They empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, innovation and growth. Their associates are the foundation of our continued success. If you’re innovative and enjoy the thrill of making things happen – share their vision and grow with them.

About the position:

Generally, leads other supervisors, team leaders and individual contributors who are responsible for multiple and/or complex projects related to executing the organization’s TPS or Continuous Improvement strategy.  The environment includes processes such as machining, assembly, fabrication and welding. 

Job requirements:

  • Champions Continuous Improvement activities with a focus on measuring, analyzing and improving key performance indicators – safety, quality, cost, delivery and morale.
  • Develop methods, practices and procedures in support of Toyota Production System principles and methodologies.
  • Partner with other plants to define, execute and measure the organizations Continuous Improvement strategy.
  • Establish and execute projects and/or operational teams such that organizational objectives are consistent with the overall business strategy (Hoshin plans). 
  • Work with management in the establishment of annual goals and objectives for department.  Develop and maintain the necessary and appropriate policies, records, documentation, procedures, practices and discipline to effectively and efficiently achieve the objectives of your organization and your commitments to other organizations.
  • Must be willing to travel up in support TPS – Toyota Production System – efforts up to 25% of the time.
  • Create and foster a team work atmosphere; solicit ideas from employees in fostering individual and material continuous improvement objectives. 
  • Provide timely, constructive, and honest performance feedback and appraisals for all employees with emphasis upon results and demonstrated capabilities.
  • Initiate action and approve or recommend approval of promotions, merit increases, transfers, leave of absence and other personnel changes.
  • Represents the interests of the business in negotiations with other companies

About the total compensation package:

Benefits – We recognize the value of a comprehensive benefits program for our employees and work tirelessly to make sure our package meets the needs of our employees and their families. Eligible employees can elect and participate in a variety of benefits including:

  • Medical and Rx Plan options
  • Dental and Vision Plan options
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for medical and dependent care
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Accident, Critical Illness, and Indemnity Insurance
  • ID Theft Protection
  • Comprehensive 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Profit Sharing Plan based on annual profitability – has been averaging over a number of years in the 5-7% range
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal & Volunteer Time
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Aid Program


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent
  • 4 years professional and/or management experience is required with strength in leadership, manufacturing experience, and Lean related continuous improvement
  • Experience in the technical competencies of the functional areas of responsibility is preferred