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CI Manager

Company: Tenneco
Location: Skokie
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

The CI Manager will report to the Plant Manager and will lead the site's continuous improvement initiatives designed to eliminate non-value-added activities while improving operational excellence. This position ensures existing processes maintain a high level of performance while continuously reviewing and refining those processes. Will be responsible for the establishment of an operational excellence culture throughout all plant operations with emphasis on sustainable development.


  • Managing CI Projects as assigned, typically within a local region or business unit
  • Performing gap analysis to identify deficiencies in business processes and programs and recommending adjustments to programs and/or processes
  • Linking process deficiencies directly to bottom line impact
  • Leads cross-functional project teams formed to implement change and drive continuous improvement
  • Drives mixed model value stream implementation projects with a focus on continuous improvement of safety, quality, cost, and delivery
  • Specific focus on P3 implementation (Tenneco Operating System) to drive change and key KPIs
  • Use appropriate problem-solving tools to provide rapid improvement with sustainable results
  • Ensures adherence to standard processes for data collection, documentation and reporting
  • Plans budget and manages costs related to operational excellence initiatives
  • Directly supervises, trains and mentors full-time CI assigned resources
  • Building project plan to CI projects, including resources, timeline, critical paths, etc.
  • Managing diverse CI strategies for transactional and/or manufacturing operations
  • Participating in operational continuous improvement reviews with Local and/or Regional Management
  • Training team members about the Tenneco Operating System
    EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree required

    • Minimum 10 years' experience in operations required
    • Experience in a Continuous Improvement function
    • Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification preferred
    • Must have thorough understanding of cycle time reduction, waste reduction, yield improvement, productivity and throughput improvement
    • Hands-on experience using Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN, TPM, Six Sigma, TQM)
    • Proven leadership skills to coach and lead teams to fully deliver chartered objectives and projects
    • Project management experience
    • Proficient with Microsoft Applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
    • Be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills in planning and organizing to handle multiple tasks concurrently
    • Advanced problem solving capabilities, attention to detail and numerical aptitude

      An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Keywords: Tenneco, Skokie , CI Manager, Executive , Skokie, Illinois

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