Lean Facilitator (#EF- 001)

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba · Posted on July 21, 2014


Education and Experience

Post secondary education in commerce or engineering.
A minimum of five years of continual improvement experience with proven results.
Experience facilitating Executives and senior leaders on corporate-level lean initiatives and strategy.
Formalized training in lean tools to Black-belt level with superb facilitation skills.
Demonstrated history of achieving lean transformation through value stream mapping, process mapping, 5-S, Kaizen, continual improvement programs, and visual factory elements.


Skills and Knowledge

Excellent communication skills, equally comfortable working on the factory and in the boardroom.
Proven coaching and mentoring approach to improvement.
Strong computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint) experience preferred.
Strong analytical skills and ability to do statistical analysis and reports.
Ability to work independently and within a team.
Occasional travel may be required. Must hold valid passport with the ability to travel.


Create and improve company values streams and process maps to better serve MacDon’s internal and external customers.


The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities that this position must focus on, must achieve and must excel at:

Participate in the development, execution, and assessment of the company's Lean Strategy.
Create and improve Value Streams and Process Maps to better serve the internal and external customers.
Work with Company Executives and Departmental Managers to plan, facilitate, and manage 3 and 5 day Kaizen events.
Analyze company's transactional processes and identify the cause of problems using problem-solving methodologies. Develop solutions to problems.
Significant contributor to the Lean Methodology, CI Methodology, Kaizen Tool Kit and related improvement tools applied by MacDon.
Prepare reports, training, and other developmental materials with an emphasis on training and development of understanding within the organization.