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Regional Manufacturing Excellence Manager

Chicago, Illinois Job ID 21898 Apply

The Regional Manufacturing Excellence Manager is a key resource to lead the connection between the Global Manufacturing Center of Excellence standards and the individual Site Leadership application.  You’ll engage with the global, regional, and local leadership teams to coordinate project work, conduct loss analysis, and drive continuous improvement in manufacturing facilities within an assigned region.  You’ll direct and supervise specific manufacturing excellence initiatives through local leadership teams as well as its direct reports.  The role is also a strategic partner for the Senior Regional Director Manufacturing in building and implementing the vision. 

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute manufacturing excellence initiatives through its direct reports and local teams

  • Coach manufacturing leadership teams with regards to manufacturing excellence tools and techniques as required

  • Lead loss deployment and focused improvement against any, and all plant/global metrics

  • Lead loss teams, kaizen events and problem solving for break-through projects within manufacturing sites

  • Ensure reapplication of best practices throughout the region and escalate as required

  • Drive total end to end savings projects throughout the supply chain

  • Manage key metrics as assigned from beginning to end and report out to the North America Executive Committee as required (team capability)

  • Act as a creative partner to ensure capabilities/strategy are continuously adapting to fit our manufacturing needs

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or military experience considered in lieu of education requirement

  • 5-8 years of direct/relevant experience

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering

  • 5 plus years of manufacturing experience

  • 3 years of experience in TPM/Lean application in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Knowledge of our internal Project Management Process and how to succeed

  • Demonstrate ability to utilize lean six sigma tools: VSM, Loss analysis, competency gap assessments, AM through steps 3, BD Analysis, etc.

  • Understand business applications/possibilities both internal and external

  • Bottom line oriented using creative solutions as required

  • Leverage MDI, Tableau, SAP, Entropy, Excel…

  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to build strong rapport with team members from around a region

  • Ability to facilitate large groups and all levels of employees

  • Build capabilities with local teams and track skills at a regional level

Job Requirements:

  • Full-time office environment with frequent shop floor interactions

  • Travel – Up to 25%

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.


Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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