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Continuous Improvement Champions

Continuous Improvement Champions

Job Title: Continuous Improvement Champion III ~ Holland, MI

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 family, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.

Job Overview

We are currently looking for two Continuous Improvement Champions to join our team in Holland, MI. 

As a Continuous Improvement Champion III, you will:

Identify and implement initiatives using principles and continuous improvement process of the Haworth Management System (equivalent to Toyota Production System). Manage project and assure programs are of high quality. Process work will be required across every segment of value stream. Teach and facilitate lean transformation in both the office and manufacturing environments. Coordinate meetings and kaizen events for improvements and be involved as both a leader and facilitator, with the overall goal to drive reduction of waste from both process and quality standpoints.

Do you have these required qualifications?

Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of continuous improvement experience for each year of schooling uncompleted.

8 years of experience within a lean manufacturing environment working with Total Business Management (TBM), Shingijutsu, Six Sigma, Simpler, Toyota, Honda, or Shingo Award concepts.

Ability to travel overnight, including internationally, 25 – 30% of the time.

Current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Ability to work in Holland, MI without relocation assistance.

Do you have these preferred qualifications?

3 years of leadership/management experience.

Lean certification (Black Belt)

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

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

Ability to be frequently exposed to production/distribution environment and climb/bend/move in a manufacturing environment.

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/AA Statement

It is the policy of Haworth to comply with all applicable state, provincial, and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, or any other protected classification. 

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 require an accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616)-393-1600.

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