value stream manager

The value stream manager is responsible for the operational performance of the designated value stream in a facility. They are responsible for the safety, quality, delivery, cost, and inventory performance of their team.

essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Lead a team of supervisors and associates with a focus on continuous improvement of their operations.
  • Ensure a safe and compliant work area, with focus on LOTO, PPE, and 5S standards in their areas.
  • Work to reduce/eliminate sources of scrap/defects from the process. Work to minimize sources of waste.
  • Ensure that appropriate balancing of resources and schedules are available to eliminate any late or backlogged orders from the value stream.
  • Maintain focus on cost of manufacturing, aiming to achieve/exceed yearly targets for productivity.
  • Reduce cycle time and changeover time and hold standards compliance to reduce the volume of inventory necessary to support the operations.
  • Utilize Lean tools to drive improvements and create understanding/ownership of good CI practices on the team. Work to drive waste from the value stream.
  • Conduct Layered Process Audits (LPA) to confirm standard work compliance.

qualifications and requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or adjacent discipline; or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a continuous improvement leadership and/or manufacturing role with 5+ years of experience.
  • Experience leading projects as a project leader and as a participant or mentor for several projects.
  • Lean/CI Green Belt preferred.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, standards, permit requirements.
  • Strong technical, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, ability to engage people and motivate them to meet/exceed goals and objectives; and the ability to develop others.
  • Fact-based analysis and reporting skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

  desired skills: 

  • Asserts own ideas and persuades others; gains support and mobilizes/motivates people to take action.
  • Owns a robust CI toolkit and can share and teach those tools as needed.
  • Ability to lead others through change and implementation.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills that provide insight and influence at all levels from business leaders to shop floor associates.
  • Ability to hold self and others accountable; establish vision and plan to achieve; manage multiple projects.


Aalberts integrated piping systems Americas, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. At Aalberts IPSA, we are committed to treating all Applicants fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

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