Herman Miller Performance System Manager 1

Herman Miller | Zeeland, MI

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Posted Date 2/12/2020
Description You can make a salary. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as a Herman Miller Performance System Manager 1 at Herman Miller and make both.

About this Opportunity
As a Herman Miller Performance System Manager 1, you'll coach and mentor the leadership of a manufacturing site, supplier, dealer, or office environment to successfully implement the Herman Miller Performance System (HMPS). You will evaluate functions, activities, and processes for the application of Lean Manufacturing concepts and principles of process improvement, and implement solutions. You'll act as a subject matter expert resource and provide ongoing support. You'll also coach local CI (Continuous Improvement) team members.

What You'll Do
You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...
  • Actively participate as a member of the HMPS Team.
  • Coach management to develop a current/target condition for the site, supplier, or dealer (usually one supplier or one cell/line).
  • Connect professionally with external and internal customers to understand their learning needs.
  • Continue your personal HMPS learning.
  • Design and coordinate HMPS learning tours.
  • Develop learning opportunities for management to accomplish human development.
  • Develop your own current/target condition (with coaching) for the site/supplier/dealer, including a human development plan.
  • Evaluate new products or processes for appropriate HMPS application.
  • Provide hands-on coaching during the implementation of the plan.
  • Work with or develop a deep understanding of HMPS concepts and frameworks (subject matter expert) through hands-on application and personal learning.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
  • Promote HMPS activities and results.
Sound Like You?
You might be just who we’re looking for if you have...
  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or another comparable Engineering degree, or related, equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in various Manufacturing, Operations, or Administrative roles, including supervision/management experience.
  • One to two years of successful experience with HMPS (Toyota Production System).
  • The ability to objectively observe, reflect, and conclude.
  • A demonstrated ability to coach individually or in small groups/teams, manage projects (multiple projects), and apply conflict management skills.
  • An understanding of change management principles and the application of conflict management skills.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • The ability to solve problems using the scientific method and coach others to solve problems.
  • The capability to learn about products and processes and a willingness to work effectively at hands-on levels.
  • The ability to travel out of town up to 50 percent of the time and locally approximately 10-50 percent of the time, depending on assignment.
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively use the office automation, communication, software, and tools currently being used in the Herman Miller office environment.
  • The ability to fill out "A3" and reflect with a coach (A3 is a form showing current condition, target condition, and implementation strategy).
  • The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.
Who We Are
At Herman Miller, our unique culture represents the collective attitudes, ideas, and experiences of the people who work here. We focus on protecting the environment, impacting our communities, exceeding the expectations of our customers through high quality products, and championing diversity in all areas of the business, and together we are on a journey toward a better world. We support the well-being of our employees in and outside of work by providing a variety of opportunities including award-winning work-life integration resources, development programs, complex health and wellness offerings, and much more.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, we have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal.

Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.
Job Type
Full time

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