Lean Manager

Job Location

Urbana, OH US

Job Category

Project/Program Management


Menasha Corporation is all about possibilities. Our two businesses, Menasha Packaging and ORBIS Corporation, are leaders in their industries, providing corrugated and plastic packaging products and related services to major global companies.

Our employees make the difference, proving that great ideas, collaboration and quality turn possibilities into success. Working at Menasha Corporation means that your insights provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers. If you like to make things happen and are passionate about what you do, you’re going to want to be here.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.

About The Opportunity
Position Summary
Responsible for managing operational excellence in lean six sigma initiatives within the plant to meet targets and improve profitability. Educates, trains and motivates employees to achieve an “Everybody, Everyday” culture of continuous improvement. Will provide coaching and ongoing kaizen facilitation to all plant management and employees.


Essential to this Position

As a member of the Continuous Improvement team, this person will be responsible for leading the continuous improvement/lean activities across multiple manufacturing plants and will lead the development on an “Everybody, Every Day” culture of continuous improvement.  This role will also provide leadership and framework for improvement by utilizing strong facilitation, project management and change management tools to create successful and sustainable solutions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work on complex problems and projects that are aligned to the organization’s strategic goals and priorities
  • Work with frontline staff, identifying improvement opportunities and coaching associates on how to identify waste more efficiently
  • Work with Production and Administrative functions to identify and eliminate reoccurring problems and standardize processes to reduce waste via implementation of continuous improvement initiatives
  • Facilitate multi-functional working groups (Kaizens or others)
  • Supports and participates in the implementation of all necessary actions to meet and sustain improvement goals
  • Manage and support corporate improvement tools such as metrics, 5S and problem solving techniques
  • Act as Project Manager for key strategic projects
  • Collaborate with other CI Regional Managers throughout the company to meet improvement objectives







Education / Certifications
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Education Desired
Bachelor’s Degree
Skills & Experience
Work Experience Required
At least 7 years relevant experience required.
Additional Requirements
  • Ability to travel up to 70% both domestically and internationally to support the business.
  • Prior experience with lean and six sigma tools and/or experience as Industrial Engineer in manufacturing environment
  • Desired 3-5 years relevant experience required.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Excellent facilitation, coaching, and project management skills
  • Ability to exercise significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to achieve objectives.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with a focus on safety.
  • Teamwork and Cooperation – working together, seeking ideas and opinions for process improvements
  • Analytical and Conceptual Thinking – systematically identifies and understands problems
  • Information Seeking – make an effort to get more information and not accept quality at face value
  • Initiative – take action before being requested to do so
  • Relationship Building – to be able to coach staff associates above and below when needed
  • Ability to handle the stress of working with others
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Ability to assess employee performance and coach and develop others
  • Availability outside of normal business hours
About ORBIS Corporation Join ORBIS Corporation where we are all about the power behind possible! ORBIS believes there is a better way to optimize today’s supply chains, with reusable packaging products and packaging management services. As the North American reusable packaging leader, we design and produce plastic reusable totes, bulk containers, pallets, and custom products, including protective interiors and metal racks. Our products help world-class food, beverage, automotive and consumer goods companies move their product faster, safer, and more cost-effectively. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to driving the circular economy and a better world for future generations through environmentally friendly product design, sustainable operations, and recycled material usage.

ORBIS, along with Menasha Packaging, an industry-leading corrugated packaging, display, and merchandising solutions provider, are companies of Menasha Corporation, one of America’s oldest private, family-owned manufacturing companies. With a history of innovation spanning more than 170 years, Menasha Corporation is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., and has 100 locations in North America and Europe.

You can check out Menasha Corporation’s culture of focusing on employees, operating responsibly, and serving customers in our online Corporate Social Responsibility Report: 

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Join us and become part of the power behind possible!

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