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Job Title:  Lean Manufacturing Manager

Requisition ID:  7169

Hays, KS, US, 67601

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA.  This position is in our Energy Systems line of business, which supports telecommunications, IT, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), utilities and switchgear. Some of the reserve power brands include PowerSafe, DataSafe, and Genesis. Our extensive product range serves a variety of reserve power applications and consistently delivers the most effective, powerful and reliable batteries available.

Job Purpose

Strives for Continuous Improvement in the Hays Plant using and teaching EOS (EnerSys Operating System (EOS) tools.  Manages, implements and tracks EOS transformational efforts driving Lean Manufacturing. Implements and supports actions that bring about improvements to operations and processes may including productivity, efficiency, quality, delivery, safety, cycle time, inventory levels and other measurable metrics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develops / Deploys Lean Road-map / Transformation Plans using EOS (EnerSys Operating System) tools in allocated areas (direct/functional) accordingly in alignment with Corporate Lean Road-map (5S, MDI, Standard Work, Value Stream Mapping & Design, MMF, CCF).



A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in Lean Manufacturing, Engineering, Training, or the equivalent plus 2-5 years professional management experience supervisiong multiple departments and operations including manufacturing, planning/inventory, maintenance or other related areas. Experience in training others in EOS Lean Continuous Improvement strategies; Experience driving Rapid Improvement events, (RIE), Kaizen events, 5S audits, Gemba walks, covering Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI) data, and other metrics driving EOS.  Must have demonstrable Lean background, experience-based on sustained continuous improvement results.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in use of MS Office, with ability to create spreadsheets for analysis and tracking data-base metrics.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to understand and manage complex cross-functional business process projects.
  • Ability to be a persuasive leader.


  • Lean, Six Sigma or project management qualifications are desirable.
  • Preferred experience in battery manufacturing and Six Sigma and/or lean manufacturing. 

Core Competencies

Ability to Influence Decisions
Analyzing and Reporting
Communicating Effectively
Computer Skills
Decision Making/Judgment
Displaying Technical Expertise
Driving Continuous Improvement
Driving Projects to Completion
Establishing Relationships
Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
Interacting with People at Different Levels
Interpersonal Skills
Job Knowledge
Managing Stress
Managing Resources
Managing for Results
Negotiation Skills
People Development
People Management
Personal Organization
Presenting Results
Prioritization Skills
Problem Solving/Analysis
Product Knowledge
Project Management
Results Focus
Strategic Thinking/Management
Team Leadership
Transformational Leadership
Vision and Values
Working Safely


Great professional career opportunity in Lean Manufacturing with 6% 401(k) match, awesome & affordable health insurance, life insurance, tuition reimbursement up to $6,000/year. Excellent pay, $95,000 for a qualified candidate. Top on-site Lean position with staff of three. Serves as one of nine Managers on the Hays Leadership team.  Reports to the Plant Manager with dotted line reporting to Corporate EOS. Come take us to the next level!

EnerSys is always looking to hire top talent. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Hays

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