Generally assigned to the more complex production operations with greater independent authority and broader spans of control in terms of functions directed, value of resources controlled, operational difficulties encountered, or total number of employees managed.

More Uses of the Hoshin Kanri Toolkit:

  • Confirm your organization leaders and providing expert guidance in the understanding and deployment of continuous improvement principles and tools in your organization.
  • Make sure that your organization recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
  • Organize: train and mentor (formally and informally) six sigma green belts, business practice leaders, process owners, and other interested stakeholders in the benefits of lean six sigma methods and tools.
  • Establish a transformation plan based on the prioritized gaps and develop new process capability through the application of Hoshin Kanri and the execution of kaizen events.
  • Warrant that your organization represents organization at personnel related hearings and investigations, community relations events.
  • Confirm your organization coordinates production activities with other functions as material, marketing, new product development, customer service, manufacturing engineering, inspection, and the like.
  • Ensure you build and strengthen continuous improvement competencies by developing the design of training curricula, facilitating trainings and workshops, coaching, and providing constructive feedback to project teams.
  • Oversee delivery of sales quotes to customers and ensure adherence to pricing strategy defined by business.
  • Arrange that your organization contracts with outside suppliers to provide employee services, as canteen, transportation, or relocation service.
  • Standardize: key contributor to development and execution of continuous improvement initiatives, strategic scorecards and dashboards, best practices in business processes, operational excellence principles and systems development and deployment.
  • Direct: partner with commercial refrigeration business unit to refine value proposition while converting leads.
  • Steer: proactively engage with it and external resources to remain knowledgeable of emerging technologies, industry trends, and improvement methodologies.
  • Ensure your organization develops and administers various human resources plans and procedures for all organization personnel.
  • Collaborate with territory and distribution sales leaders to ensure OEMs and retrofit partners support end user specifications.
  • Drive the creation of a cohesive Sleep Number Continuous Improvement strategy and methodology with an initial focus in Supply Chain, leveraging existing capabilities with industry best practices.
  • Establish strategy, direction and application of continuous improvement through Systems and Tools, Teaching (Training Curriculums and Mentorship), and Deployment.
  • Drive a performance management culture by developing and deploying tools and techniques that mobilize and develop individuals at all levels, encouraging cross team collaboration to achieve positive results for your organization.
  • Lead: directly supervises the human resources generalist and the daily functions in the human resources department.
  • Manage work with executive management, business practice leads, and the Data and Analytics Architect to establish or refine KPIs and other key metrics.
  • Ensure you lead the analysis and redesign of key business processes across your organization to achieve improvements involving people.
  • Serve as your organizations continuous improvement champion, supporting the supply chain and partner functions, providing leadership, mentoring, and coaching in the implementation of continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Ensure all continuous improvement plans promote safety, employee engagement and ownership of lean efforts.
  • Audit: champion the strategic direction and transformation of continuous improvement by simplifying, standardizing, and integrating improvement programs.
  • Ensure you lead implementation of improvement actions, using a positive, engaging and motivating approach with team members at all levels of the enterprise.
  • Ensure your organization creates an environment that encourages continuous improvement, best practices and appropriate risk taking.


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