Continuous Improvement Production Leader

US-CT-West Hartford
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Experience (Years)

Position Description/Company Info

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Production Leader to join the Electrical Wiring Systems Team in West Hartford, CT.This role will oversee the Lean implementation, kaizen event coordination and sustainment of Lean principles including the preparation and training of employees regarding kaizen events, standard work, and Lean tools. Drive process improvements to increase productivity and profitability while promoting a team environment.


About Legrand

Legrand is a $5.8 billion global company with 30,000 employees world-wide and products sold in 180 countries.  As the leading provider of products and systems for electrical installations and information networks wherever people live and work, Legrand delivers an unequaled depth and breadth of innovative solutions for use in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. 


Employing more than 3,200 employees across the United States and Canada, Legrand in North America has a work environment that promotes personal advancement, pride and achievement. Our success is also based on our recognition that diversity – in people, products, innovation and technology – is an important strength. When you join our team, we provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to become the very best at your job, and to continue to advance your career. 



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  • Bachelor’s Degree; in a technical field


  • Five years or more of supervisory and/or facilitation experience in a lean environment.


  • Creative, self-motivated, visionary, results oriented, excellent communicator.
  • Must have the ability to interact with all areas of the organization and drive organizational change.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of the Lean business philosophy, and proven track record in implementing and sustaining continuous improvement through kaizen.
  • Must have strong planning, training, and organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to promote and develop teamwork, and have strong leadership skills.

Position Attributes

Main Job Duties:

  • Identify and coordinate manufacturing kaizen events within the factory.
  • Facilitate kaizen events under the guidance of Lean Champion as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of kaizen team leaders.
  • Assist in root cause analysis and planning of countermeasures based on data.
  • Responsible for maintaining various operational reports.
  • Coordinate resources across various departments to implement continuous improvement action items.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and deliver all relevant training as it pertains to continuous improvement like teamwork, Lean initiatives, company history & direction, and general manufacturing practices.
  • Leading and/or participating on projects that support business objectives.
  • Manager and Supervisory coverage as necessary. Performs other similar and related duties as required.



PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS : The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Use written and oral communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems
  • Use math and mathematical reasoning
  • Observe and interpret situations
  • Learn and apply new information or skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Sit, walk and stand
  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone
  • Use hands repetitively operate standard office equipment
  • Reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus 




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