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Pensacola, FL, US

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 Pensacola, Florida

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Job Description :

Value Stream Improvement Champion 
Job: Process Improvement
Primary Location: Pensacola, Florida
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%

Want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a global manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? 

Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the global leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that can improve how we all live, work, learn, heal and feel. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has a job opportunity for a Value Stream Improvement Champion to be located in Pensacola, FL.  The Value Stream Improvement Champion will be responsible for reducing or eliminating waste within the Value Streams as well as improving uptime, rate and yield on the Value Streams.


Key Responsibilities of the Value Stream Improvement Champion:

  • Utilizing technical expertise and leadership skills to identify, initiate and implement significant process improvement activities
  • Collaborating with Value Stream Managers, Technical Resources and Handling maintenance to develop value stream roadmap for improvement
  • Owning the daily MDI/GEMBA process.  Responsible for achieving any future state of the area
  • Supporting assigned Value Stream to meet all KPIs
  • Working directly with the Value Stream Teams to identify opportunities and execute projects in the assigned Value Stream
  • Leading and executing Kaizen events that support opportunities for waste reduction or elimination in the Value Stream
  • Organizing and analyzing data sets that outline the systematic improvement opportunities in the assigned Values Stream
  • Driving proactive problem solving and root-cause elimination at all levels of the value stream
  • Directing the activities of Kaizen teams, Maintenance support personnel, production employees and support staff


Required Qualifications for the Value Stream Improvement Champion:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in manufacturing environment with 2+ years process improvement experience
  • Strong Influential leadership, facilitation and meeting management skills.
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to leverage relationships to drive results
  • Process Improvement execution and facilitation experience
  • Computer proficiency including basic skills in Minitab, Infinity or similar statistical software


Desired Qualifications for the Value Stream Improvement Champion:

  • Previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Green Belt/Black Belt and/or Lean Certification


About the Location (Pensacola, FL)


Our Pensacola Plant, one of six Armstrong ceiling plants, employs approximately 280 people working on rotating shifts, 24/7, in the manufacture and shipment of acoustical ceiling tile to Armstrong's customers worldwide. The Pensacola Plant was originally built in 1929 to produce insulating building material.  Pensacola was the first European-inhabited settlement in United States. Rich in culture and history, Pensacola is a sun drenched destination offering outdoor activities and adventure and 52 miles of untouched beaches.


Why Armstrong?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions.  With over 3,700 employees and fiscal 2015 revenues from ceiling operations in excess of $1.2 billion, AWI operates from a global manufacturing network of 24 facilities, including 9 plants dedicated to its WAVE joint venture. 

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong World Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. 


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


Armstrong will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong employees, or to Armstrong’s resume database will be considered Armstrong property. Armstrong will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


Armstrong will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Armstrong contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Armstrong's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other Armstrong employee is authorized to bind Armstrong to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Armstrong, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

Nearest Major Market: Pensacola

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