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Continuous Improvement Manager

Date: Mar 30, 2023

Location: Hesston, KS, US

Company: AGCO

Who We Are Looking For:  AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural solutions, has an exciting career opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our team in Hesston, KS.  The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager is responsible for implementing and refining all continuous improvement / Lean-APS procedures & programs in accordance with corporate requirements to meet Policy Deployment and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets.   This position leads a team of CI Technicians and works closely with the operations team on continuous improvement projects utilizing Lean/APS, and Six Sigma principles at the Hesston site. 



What You Will Do

  • Drive targeted, sustainable improvement in SQDC/P (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost/Productivity) that is tied to Policy Deployment (PD) and Daily Management (DM) by leveraging Lean/APS tools. 
  • Provide tactical administration of the APS Roadmap (i.e., how to use the APS tools to drive sustainable improvement in results).
  • Facilitate formal and informal APS training and coaching.
  • Be an active Leader in PD and Daily Management reviews (as appropriate.)
  • Ensure successful kaizen events by installing and ensuring compliance with the kaizen process (includes (1) planning of kaizens with a dynamic funnel process tied to PD and Daily Management, (2) kaizen execution, and (3) sustainment of kaizens).
  • Promote and facilitate diagnosis of workflow obstacles and other wastes throughout the business and provide expert counsel on appropriate Lean/APS tools to eliminate them.
  • Improve Lean/APS training and facilitation skills by pursuing certification in Lean/APS tools (MBB process for self and others).
  • Promote and facilitate associate development in various Lean/APS tools and kaizen leadership.
  • Manage Six Sigma, Kaizen, APS, and Capital Projects.
  • Manage other duties and tasks as assigned. 

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, process management, or operations.
  • 5+ years of experience in business strategy, project management, or business development
  • Proficiency with TQM process evaluation techniques
  • Experience developing training programs for an employee base
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

A Plus If You Have

  • Six Sigma certification (preferred)

About Hesston:

Only 35 minutes from Wichita, Hesston is where industry, recreation, and families blossom, offering many amenities in a larger city but in a small-town atmosphere. Hesston’s appeal goes nationwide; more than a third of the residents hail from outside the Kansas state lines.


AGCO works tirelessly to help make today's farms more productive and more profitable. As the world of agriculture changes, so do we. Brazenly. We do it for the farmers. For the people working for them. For ourselves. For the future.  At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own.  As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of approximately 3,000 dealers and serve more than 140 countries.  We are celebrating our 26th year in business and pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages.  Our collection of brands is a large part of what makes AGCO so unique. Our brands are powerful and modern. They're well-known brands like Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. They are the ones that the world looks to each and every day.

What We Offer

GLOBAL DIVERSITY – Diversity means many things to us, different brands, cultures, nationalities, genders, generations – even variety in our roles. You make us unique!

ENTERPRISING SPIRIT- Every role adds value. We’re committed to helping you develop and grow to realize your potential.

POSITIVE IMPACT – Make it personal and help us feed the world.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES - You can combine your love for technology with manufacturing excellence – and work alongside teams of people around the world who share your enthusiasm.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOU – Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…

Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It’s time to embrace your infinite possibilities! 

Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities, or benefits and may change at any time with or without notice.

AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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