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Continuous Improvement Manager 1

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: West Warwick, RI, US, 02893

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc

Employee Referral Bonus Eligible Amount - $0.00 


The Plant Continuous Improvement Manager will lead the implementation of transformation and execution of the Worthington Business Systems  within our West Warwick, RI facility. The plant manufactures a wide variety of popular products and continues to grow and is highly successful and profitable along with the 11 other Cylinderes Manufacturing Plants. The Continuous Improvement Manager will be responsible for co-developing, coordinating, enabling, and executing the transformation strategy within Operational and Supply Chain within the facility. Additionally, The Continuous Improvement Manager will be responsible for Lean training, bench strength, and building a culture of continuous improvement at the facility. This Individual will need to have a strong partnership with individual Operations Managers and local Transformation talent to help improve the overall efficiencies within the facility. This role will have one direct report which is a local Plant Transformation Lead/Analyst. The Transformation process runs smoothly throughout Worthington Industries and has support from the local plant leadership team as well as corporate support. Excellent culture and leadership throughout the organization.


  • Create, analyze, and evaluate value stream maps, metrics, and strategic goals to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities within facility
  • Partner with Operations Managers and facility leadership team to build and maintain an aggressive improvement plan
  • Support and integrate facility strategies and initiatives with action plans and targets
  • Identify, manage, and develop Transformation talent within facility on lean tools 

Desired Experience

  • Lean understanding with demonstrated ability to apply lean tools with guidance, anticipate resistance, and respectfully challenge inefficient solutions within own facility
  • Recognized as a “go-to” for problem solving help
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead kaizens and succinctly describe problems 
  • Strong verbal communications and ability to influence without authority
  • Ability collaborate with multiple teams in parallel
  • Ability to prioritize and execute the transformation strategy at a medium-large plant
  • Demonstrated ability to encourage or promote a transformational mindset within the facility
  • General understanding of the business and how transformation integrates into larger picture to achieve company objectives


Bachelors or equivalent in Other


Company Information

We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. In filling job openings every effort is expended to find candidates within Worthington, its divisions or subsidiaries. Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company are instrumental to our success. We encourage employees to inquire about open positions and apply to those that help further their career goals.  

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


Alternate Locations:  

Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

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