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Sr. Lean Manufacturing Project Manager

Date Posted: 7/19/2021

Job #1586424
Des Moines, Iowa

Our client has been a leader in its industry for over 95 years and at the forefront of innovation in manufacturing. We are partnering with them on a retained search for highly qualified Lean Manufacturing Project Manager in central Iowa. This role offers a competitive base salary, an annual bonus, profit sharing, benefits, and an innovative culture.

We are looking for a proven leader in Lean Manufacturing to drive projects at this site and their other various locations across the country. This person should be a creative problem solver that thrives on making an impact by using Lean methodologies as a successful change agent by leading and mentoring others. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of Industry 4.0 Manufacturing technologies.


  • Drives cutting edge Lean Manufacturing projects and breakthrough events from conception to successful completion through planning, coaching and implementation
  • Works collaboratively with other departments to effectively evaluate project options, present information, and address concerns before execution
  • Act as the Lean Subject Matter Expert during the introduction of new product launches and capacity additions including ideas on increasing productivity and efficiency and decreasing waste
  • Oversee and mentor 1 – 2 Continuous Improvement Technicians and Engineers depending on the project
  • Expertise in top-tiered data delivery systems such as RFID and wireless Voice Technology
  • Procurement and installation of new equipment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Master’s degree preferred, Advanced Certifications in Lean including Six Sigma Black Belt
  • 8+ Years of Engineering experience either in Product, Plant, Process or Continuous Improvement
  • Deep understanding of Industry 4.0 Manufacturing technologies and proven successful accomplishments
  • Superior leadership, communication, and presentation skills


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