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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3087

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Apr 4, 2021

Continuous Improvement (ATS Business Model) Regional Leader - North America

Job Description


The North America Continuous Improvement Leader/ATS Business Model (ABM) Leader is responsible for promoting and facilitating the successful implementation of the ATS Business Model within ATS Automation North America, and specifically with continuous improvement, goal deployment (Hoshin planning), lean and growth-specific actions throughout the organization.



• Drive ever-improving results by leveraging ATS Business Model (ABM) tools, consulting skills, and change management process.
• Assist ATS N/A leadership in the development and execution of a ABM roadmap at ATS
• Directly provide formal and informal ABM training and coaching
• Ensure productive kaizen events
• Promote and facilitate diagnosis of work flow impediments and other wastes throughout the business, and provide expert counsel on appropriate tools to eliminate them
• Promote and facilitate associate development in various ABM tools, transactional improvements, and kaizen leadership
• Driving ABM culture and building ABM excellence within the organization and specifically the Americas organization within the first 12 months.
• Benchmark and incorporate best practices within ATS and outside organizations
• Assist in establishing and achieving the Goal Deployment and Strategic Plan objectives related to ATS Automation North America.


 Cambridge, ON; with willingness to travel up to 50%. 



A four-year Engineering degree or equivalent is required, specializing in electronics, electrical, mechanical or controls engineering is preferred.  MBA or master’s degree is also preferred.



• 4-8 years of Operations, Engineering, Supervisory, and/or Management experience in a Lean-Driven Manufacturing Environment
• Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view
• Ability to design, develop, and implement a ABM roadmap for an operating business
• Mastery of a variety of ABM (lean) tools (or six sigma or equivalent continuous improvement tools)
• Superior communications skills including being able to communicate to all levels of the organization including those where English is not their primary language
• Superior training skills and adult learning theory
• Superior consulting/influencing skills
• Familiarity with various operational and commercial process and tools (eg. Sales, order processing, distributor management, CRM, ERP)
• Hands-on experience implementing continuous improvements (ABM), including Transactional Process Improvements
• Exposure to and participation in a wide variety of training environments
• Good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, etc.)
• Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management
• All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.
• ATS Systems North America is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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