Terex Corporation

Continuous Improvement Manager

Location US-WA-Redmond
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/29/2017 10:05 AM)
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Redmond - WA - USA


To manage and deliver the end to end implementation of Terex Business Systems and Continuous Improvement. To act as a key change agent to deliver a cultural, systems and methodology transformation from traditional business processes to lean business processes by promoting the Terex Business System (TBS) philosophy and its tools and techniques, managing and leading the change program.


To provide hands on support the for roll-out of the Strategy Deployment process and Balanced Scorecards within Terex Corp. and drive other Business Process Events or Improvements.


To Project Manage, drive, support and achieve the key business metrics.





  • Lead the development of the TBS strategy and promotes TBS principles.
  • Lead TBS transformation in business processes
  • Support Strategy Deployment process including roll-out and monitoring of A3 project plans.
  • Continuously develop TBS processes/effectiveness (training material, procedures etc.)
  • Prioritize and drive improvement activity
  • Project manages key deliverables and business objectives.
  • Participate in developing TBS roadmap and thereafter lead specific activities
  • Conduct TIP/KAIZEN/3P events for business processes & deliver report-out communications
  • Owner of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) – Identifying current state, future state, and roadmap progression
  • Collaborates with counterparts across segments and Global TBS Promotion Office to raise issues, build solutions, create a consistent approach and share best practices
  • Ensures adherence to business unit roadmap for transformation
  • Works with Segment Business Leadership to ensure alignment
  • Coordinate with Functional Business Unit Leaders – help identify Lean markers, metrics, and foundational shortfalls.
  • Get buy-in For a Common TBS direction with all corporate functional leaders, business segment leaders and model business unit leaders
  • Cross-segment project management and reporting.
  • Establish and support resource planning, including budget
  • Agree upon and identify training needs (collaborate with TBS instructional designer to develop appropriate materials)
  • Leadership Standard Work – Create, follow and promote
  • Act as communication focal point for functional leaders and business leaders
  • Coach, teach, and mentor TBS principles for the function

General Requirements

  • Desire and willingness to develop and learn
  • A willingness to embrace and drive change
  • Travel to Model Business Units – support and monitor progression



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • 3-5 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Well-rounded business knowledge and experience
  • Communication / presentation skills
  • Familiar with: waste identification, 5S, JIT, Jidoka, Std Work, Pull / Kanban, TPM, Flow identification, value stream mapping, process mapping
  • Problem solving skills / techniques
  • Organizational skills, ability to work across organization levels
  • Ability to drive results
  • Experience of implementing Lean techniques
  • People management experience
  • Change management experience
  • Experience of implementing continuous improvement
  • Experience in Cross Function Team Management



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