TSI Incorporated Value Stream Manager I in Shoreview, Minnesota

JOB SUMMARY Under general supervision, the Value Stream Manager oversees the day-to-day activities of TSI Incorporated's manufacturing within the assigned value stream. This position is responsible for coaching, teaching, training, facilitating and removing barriers to enable work teams to perform at optimal levels. Responsible for planning and directing the activities of a production value stream and providing vision, coaching and development opportunities for team personnel. Applies world class techniques in the pursuit of continuous improvement for process, quality, service, products and environment, while insuring the safe production of products that meet all TSI quality requirements, at the lowest cost and in a timely manner. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES * Lead the effective production of high quality products in a timely manner by identifying, troubleshooting and resolving bottlenecks, process failures, incomplete or outdated procedural guides, staffing issues, supply chain problems, or training deficiencies. * Facilitate the transition of operational methodologies to "best practice" lean manufacturing practices. Help implement the overall strategic plan for the manufacturing area, as well as create and build a culture of continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. * Set and communicate expectations for employees; monitor ongoing performance and give recognition when appropriate. Take corrective action when necessary. Conduct performance reviews in a timely manner for all members of the department. Recognize employees for performance which meets or exceeds objectives. * Act as lean manufacturing champion within value stream and implement lean concepts to eliminate waste. * Coac h and develop all employees as opportunities present themselves. Seek coaching moments and offer assistance or suggestions whenever possible and appropriate. * Ensure employee engagement through communication and the involvement of all employees in continuous improvement activities. * Work with Management to establish goals and objectives for the team in alignment with company strategic goals * Develop and monitor key metrics to assess productivity and cost management. * Development of annual operating budget. Maintain vigilance in holding expenses to approved plan, or provide justification for supplemental expenditures as required. * Must work well with others. * Perform other related duties as assigned. * Follow all safety guidelines and report unsafe conditions to supervisor. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES The Value Stream Manager is responsible for managing personnel in an assigned area of production operations. * Oversee hiring and termination decisions for the group. * Interview applicants and make hiring decisions for new staff as needed. * Lead, coach and support department staff members. * Conduct performance reviews, provide feedback and make recommendations regarding compensation, promotion, training, discipline and termination of subordinates. JOB REQUIREMENTS Education * Required Bachelors Degree in Business, Engineering, Operations or related field * Desired Master's in Business Administration or Masters in Manufacturing Engineering or Operations Experience * Expertise in lean manufacturing. * Experience with SAP or other ERP system. * Experience implementing best practices in a production environment. * A minimum of 6 years in the field of manufacturing management, preferably in a discrete manufacturing environment, including managing a significant segment of a large manufacturer or the entire operation of a smaller manufacturer. * Zero to five years of experience managing Engineering personnel. * Experience working with manufacturing based technology, processes and principles. Knowledge of: * Lean manufacturing practices. * Employee Relations. * Policy an d Process Development and Improvement in a manufacturing setting. * Inventory Control and scheduling systems. * Manufacturing concepts, practices and procedures. * Effective