Lean Leader - Distribution

  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Full-time

Company Description

Associated Materials is the parent company for leading
building product brands such as Alside, Gentek, Revere, Alpine and
Preservation.  With a legacy of over 65 years in business, we create,
develop, manufacture, extrude and distribute beautiful siding, windows and more
throughout our network of North American company-owned distributors.  If
you’re searching for a rewarding career, consider AMI.

Job Description

  • Viewed as trusted resource to coordinate, train, and assist on the execution of lean efforts
  • Influence and lead change throughout the organization
  • Lead process improvement workshops and oversee improvement efforts
  • Develop and deliver innovative solutions using project management, Lean Six Sigma, Business Process Management, ITIL and other project appropriate methodologies.
  • Lead projects to deliver transformational business results
  • Effectively interact with senior management to solicit ideas and turn business problems into viable projects
  • Interact with personnel throughout the distribution facilities and promote a sense of urgency focused on reaching goals and meeting deadlines
  • Support functions in the development and deployment of lean methodologies
  • Provide hands-on expertise, leadership, assistance, mentorship, and recommendations across the organization


  • BA degree in Business, Finance,  Accounting or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of experience in leading and facilitating cross functional Kaizen events is required.  Advance degree a plus.
  • Minimum Green belt training certified is required; Black Belt training certification is a plus
  • Viewed as a technical expert in Microsoft Office tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and other business specific applications.
  • Must have exceptional communication, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills, and be able to manage and lead multiple projects. 
  • Critical, strategic and analytical thinker with a quantitative and fact-based mindset and a history of  leading by example
  • Ability to turn data into meaningful information and present it in a concise, professional manner for senior management review.
  • Experience managing teams in a complex organization, with a proven track record achieving success
  • Must be able to interact effectively across multiple functions, geographies, and levels within the company
  • Demonstrated proficiency in problem solving, time and project management.
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and resolve conflict to ensure buy-in and common goals. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to participatory approaches and joint problem solving; ability to adapt to all levels within the organization.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.