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Manager Continuous Improvement / Chef amélioration continue

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Date: 09-Jan-2021

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Purolator

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At Purolator, you’ll be proud knowing you’re working for a Canadian company that truly values its employees. And it’s community. This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Here you will be empowered to help move the business forward. Each and every day. Are you open to the possibilities?


Job Description

The Continuous Improvement Manager, using their expert level command of Lean and Six Sigma tools along with knowledge of product and production processes, will work with cross functional teams to identify and implement process improvements to support organizational targets that impact cost and quality metrics.




  • Act as a coach and trainer for continuous improvement methodologies imbedding lean data thinking into others.
  • Respectfully challenges the status quo and encourages fellow employees to improve every day. 
  • Implements a lean management system and ensures that all elements such as standardized processes, problem solving and governance are in place to drive sustainable results. 
  • Utilizes value stream mapping and various lean tools to select the right blend of kaizen events and projects that drive business improvement. 
  • Leads and facilitates lean activities such as kaizen events and lean process reviews. 
  • Works with the event or project leader and prepares for kaizen events using A3 techniques
  • Coordinates with third party lean consultants where applicable. 
  • Conducts lean assessments and cultural reviews and develops an action plan to address opportunities for improvement. 
  • Uses Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN, TPM, Six Sigma, TQM) to gain alignment to install needs changes and improvements on the job.
  • Will work broadly with Engineering, Operations, PMO, functional experts etc. to make or implement changes on site and at the source. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering, Business, Finance or college equivalent diploma
  • Over 5 years progressive experience leading Six Sigma Black Belt activities
  • Must have Lean and or Six Sigma Black Belt certification and hands-on experience using Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN, TPM, Six Sigma, TQM).
  • Expert level command of Lean and Six Sigma tools along with knowledge of product and production processes is required.      
  • Prior experience leading projects incorporating 5S and Kanban methodologies.
  • experience leading Kaizen events focused on improving manufacturing production processes resulting in costs reduction
  • Must have thorough understanding of cycle time reduction, waste reduction, yield improvement, productivity and throughput improvement to make process improvement recommendations for change.
  • Excellent communication skills and prior experience influencing others in a culture that is unaccustomed to using lean methodologies





Location:                    530 - Corporate  
Working Conditions: Office Environment 

Reports to:                  Sr. Manager Continuous Improvement 

Purolator is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, Aboriginal/Indigenous status or any other factors considered discriminatory. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We recognize that our employees and their families are key stakeholders. We will only be successful as a business if we provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace and we have the right people in the right roles with the support they need to succeed. We hire for attitude and train for skills.  To learn more about us and our values, go to

At Purolator, every day is an opportunity for our employees to connect with one another and with our customers to help make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and play.

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