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Continuous Improvement Champion II or III

Continuous Improvement Champion II or III

Company Overview

When you feel connected to your work, you feel more engaged. At Haworth, you can pursue a career that offers you ample opportunity to build your portfolio and expand your skillset in an exciting and inclusive environment. Join a company that values innovation, inspiration, and you!


HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our team, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.


Why Haworth? Find out here!


Here at Haworth, our members enjoy benefits from their first day of employment including:

  • 4 weeks paid time off and an option to purchase an additional week
  • Priority Health Insurance
  • Newly renovated on-site gym open 24 hours
  • 401k Benefit -  If you contribute 6% of your annual salary, Haworth will contribute up to 7%
  • Annual bonus programs
  • Company provided Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 4 hours of paid volunteer time off
  • Zero waste to landfill company which provides personal on-site recycling drop-off

Job Overview

We are currently looking for a Continuous Improvement Champion II or III to join our plant in Holland, MI. 


As a Continuous Improvement Champion, you will:

Identify and implement Haworth Management System (HMS) (Haworth equivalent of Toyota Production System [TPS]) principles and continuous improvement processes, training, facilitation, and assessment.  Assures programs are of highest quality to ensure success of program.  Process work will be required across every segment of value stream. This role will have a hyperfocus on the Casegood Value Stream. Casegoods is the future of growth for the Holland campus and has been identified as the ideal training ground for future North American Operations leaders.

Do you have these required qualifications?

  • Continuous Improvement Champion III: 8 years production/operations/engineering experience, with demonstrated deployment of HMS/TPS type concepts that drive improvements in operationally excellent environment
  • Continuous Improvement Champion II: Minimum 6 years experience with deployment of concepts that drive improvements in operationally excellent environment
  • Exposure working with Total Business Management (TBM), Shingijitsu, Simpler, Toyota, Honda, and Shingo Award
  • Ability to be regularly exposed to production environment
  • Ability to travel overnight away from corporate offices, including internationally, and at times for extended periods, up to 25% of time
  • Current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Ability to work and commute onsite daily to our headquarters in Holland, MI without relocation assistance

Do you have these preferred qualifications?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Arts, engineering, industrial technology or equivalent 
  • 3 or more years leadership/management experience 
  • 10 or more years of experience working directly in a continuous improvement leadership role
  • Strong communication across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to conduct presentations to all levels of the organization

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Proven leader in successfully managing large numbers of people, projects, resources and complexity, achieving superior results 

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.


We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.


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EEO, ADA, AA Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 

Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.

This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an ADA accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616)-393-1600.

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