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Director, Continuous Improvement in Novi, MI at BrassCraft Manufacturing Company

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

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    Novi, MI
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Job Description

Job Description


The Director of Continuous Improvement is responsible for driving overarching strategic direction, coaching and leadership on the implementation of continuous improvement (CI) efforts throughout all the Company’s commercial divisions and operational functions.  This position requires an experienced Lean Transformation Leader with a broad cross-functional background, as well as demonstrated success in driving improvements across transactional business processes.  The CI Director will be a key leader in implementing the Masco Operating System (MOS) within Brasscraft through both direct leadership and coaching/mentoring.


  • Drive a Continuous Improvement culture within Brasscraft by prioritizing opportunities and execution of a lean enterprise transformation strategy and metrics
  • Lead or facilitate annual strategy deployment
  • Directly support Brasscraft functional leads to achieve strategic objectives using developed MOS tools, developing new standardized tools, and conducting Kaizen events or workshops to execute
  • Engage, champion and lead CI steering team and Kaizen events in corporate headquarters, including development of Kaizen pipeline across all functional areas
  • Work directly with Brasscraft leaders, including those in Supply Chain, Sales, Product Development and Marketing to instill a LEAN and Continuous Improvement culture.
  • Coach and teach Continuous Improvement at all levels of the organization from executive leadership to production operators, including fundamentals like problem solving, Kaizen leadership and daily management
  • Develop talent throughout Brasscraft through teaching, coaching and mentorship of CI principles
  • Support and mentor the development of Kaizen facilitators and CI leaders throughout Brasscraft.
  • Liaise with other Masco CI & MOS leaders to benchmark and share best practices


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in different business functions such as Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Operations, Finance or like roles
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience leading Continuous Improvement initiatives, lean principles or Change Management process in a corporate environment
  • Ability to travel up to 50% (some International)


  • Strong affinity for process optimization and data-based performance improvement
  • Must work well with cross functional teams, inspiring team work, and participation
  • Strong bias for action and continuous improvement.
  • Results driven


  • MBA
  • Lean or Lean Sigma certification, applied beyond manufacturing


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The Company:

Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), with sales revenue over $7 Billion, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; BrassCraft®, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit

Brasscraft Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality water and gas flow control products, plumbing service and repair parts, and drain cleaning and plumbing hand tools for the new construction and repair/remodel markets. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Brasscraft supports a wide array of channel partners including wholesalers, retailers and specialty dealers, who serve residential and commercial markets across the Americas. Brasscraft has set the plumbing standard for 70 years, with industry leading brands including BrassCraft®, Plumbshop®, and Cobra®.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Brasscraft is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, protected status as a veteran, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law.

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