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Manager, Lean Manufacturing Solutions

Distribution Center | Columbus, OH | Full Time

Job Description

Continuous Improvement. Making it fun. Making it work. Making people believe in it's value. This is the job.

 Can you orchestrate change in a streamlined way? Do you create a cult of Lean Initiative geeks every place you work? If so, this job is going to be a blast for you.

About Us:

Stonecrop Technologies is a wireless Systems Integrator that provides state-of- the-art wireless network deployment software and services to cellular carriers and governmental entities. 

Since 2001, Stonecrop has transformed cellular and microwave deployments through a system of coordinated tools and processes that align design, supply chain, and installation. Working at a national level, Stonecrop delivers solutions by speeding the build and upgrade of carrier networks, and improving performance.


  • Promote and support the design, development and implementation of improvement services across the organization.

  • Work with managers across the organization to plan, organize, develop objectives for and sustain process changes in their operations.

  • Teach and coach multiple levels of the organization, ranging from front line staff to executives on the application of Lean as a platform for organizational improvement.

  • Lead, facilitate and evaluate the outcomes of complex process or program improvement projects, including Value Stream Mapping sessions, Kaizen improvement workshops and events.

  • Support the implementation of Lean active daily management practices (i.e. daily huddles, status meetings, etc.).

  • Support and coordinate the development of Lean educational tools.

  • Support collection, analyze and report on performance outcomes.

  • Promote and champion Lean (A3) thinking and advance the organization’s ability to meet and exceed key strategic initiatives and business outcomes.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and efficient communication with project sponsors, project oversight members, process owners and key stakeholders.

  • Train and coach other staff on Lean technical approaches.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Lean tools and concepts including Value Stream Mapping, A3 thinking, 5S events, Plan-Do-Check/Study-Action (PDCA or PDSA) and other structured problem solving tools, Daily Improvement, and other advanced Lean technical concepts.

  • Lean process deployment and facilitation techniques.

  • Toyota Production Systems 

  • Group process facilitation, change management and conflict resolution techniques and practices.

  • Process improvement and continuous learning concepts and principles.

  • Experience in Manufacturing Warehousing Environment - A MUST

Bonus Points:

  • Facilitate teams and manage change.

  • Oversee and facilitate effective project management.

  • Teach Lean improvement concepts and principles to a diverse audience including staff at different levels of the organization, from senior management to line staff

  • Develop and write training material content.

  • Analyze a wide variety of moderate to complex issues or sets of data and translate into meaningful information that is useful in shaping work at the enterprise-level.

  • Prepare and present clear, concise, and logical written and oral reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials to all levels of the organization.

  • Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines.

  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.


Amazing people, amazing clients, interesting work. We laugh every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage.