Date Posted: 2020-11-16

Job ID: EB-1323669038
Category: Private Equity
Location: Chicago, IL

BrainWorks has been retained by a leading private equity firm to conduct a search for a leader of Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement for a growing manufacturer of industrial products. We are seeking a dynamic hands-on manufacturing leader well versed in LEAN manufacturing systems (i.e., Toyota, Danaher) to drive continuous improvement and realize throughput from their previous initiatives of footprint consolidation and SKU rationalization. The company has 7 facilities which gives them the most modern manufacturing and distribution complex in their industry. The position will be responsible for all manufacturing and packaging operations across the company’s manufacturing owned operations, and packing facility as well as implementing continuous quality, throughput, and cost improvement initiatives across the enterprise. This individual will have a proven track record in increasing efficiencies, cost savings, improving quality and safety, and working across functions, including supply chain and procurement. Six Sigma experience is a plus. A foundation in plant management is ideal. Compensation includes base and bonus as well as equity.

The company manufactures and sells product through the home improvement and mass retail channels under various brand names. It also manufactures and supplies product for homes and small businesses, for commercial customers, and a variety of products that help customers organize their space. This role will develop an Enterprise-wide continuous improvement roadmap and action plan to remove waste in all forms and eliminate on-value added process steps, increase speed of execution, improve inventory turns, and generate cash savings.

BrainWorks is a premier executive search firm that delivers superior talent to drive business performance. Our consultants are experts in their practice areas, which include: Private Equity & Corporate Finance; Consumer Products; CRM, Direct/Database Marketing and Customer Sciences/Advanced Analytics; Accounting and Finance; Information Technology; Digital Marketing and eCommerce; and, Consumer Insights and Market Research.

The Private Equity & Corporate Finance practice conducts searches for leading private equity firms, portfolio companies, investment banks, and fortune companies across the nation. Some examples of searches include the following:

  • Pre and Post MBA private equity deal team professionals
  • Private equity portfolio company C-level through Manager finance and operations
  • Sell and Buy Side investment banking firms
  • Fortune company corporate development, strategy and finance

BrainWorks prides itself on quality, speed and GUARANTEED RESULTS, delivered through our unique QUASAR approach. When you partner with BrainWorks, your company will receive intelligence and industry expertise from consultants who are trustworthy, caring and passionate about your business needs. .

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