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EIS Wire & Cable 1st Shift Supervisor in South Hadley, Massachusetts

1st Shift Supervisor Responsibility for understanding a product family's value stream and improve it by helping to make change happen. Train, coach and manage shift employees on Lean principles, methods and tools, building capability to increase the ratio of value to non-value, eliminating waste and stressing the internal customer concept. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: ? Manage 18 - 25 employees on 1st shift - training, cross-training, performance evaluation and improvement, policy enforcement, corrective actions, etc. ? Responsible for all production and through-put on shift ? Improve workplace cooperation, productivity and motivation ? Leading day-to-day activities within the value stream to ensure that current commitments are achieved while improvements are being made. ? Lead improvement projects with cross-functional teams QUALIFICATIONS: ?Knowledge of LEAN philosophy, principles and tools is preferred ?Bachelor?s degree in Management, Business, Operations, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent experience. EXPERIENCE: ? Prefer at least 3 years' experience leading and supervising within a manufacturing environment ? Understand standard work and have coached employees to follow it ? Led and developed cross-functional teams SKILLS: ? Developed teaching and coaching skills ? Developed convincing and persuasion skills with ability to engage people in the mindset change ? Ability to understand and link Lean Initiatives with business priorities. ? Adaptable and open-minded, highly motivated, energetic self-starter? ? Focus on priorities and problem solving rather than conflict ? Resolve complaints positively by turning them into improvements