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Continental Lean Manufacturing Coach (CBS Coach) in Sumter, South Carolina

Lean Manufacturing Coach (CBS Coach)

Sumter, SC


Job Description


Continental Tire has been around for nearly 150 years, we’ve been changing the way the world moves while making it more safe, smart, sustainable and accessible to all. Our Sumter location is seeking a Lean Manufacturing Coach (Continental Business System Coach) to join our Industrial Engineering department. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, is dependable and accountable.

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• Coach/train in all relevant areas of all lean topics (e.g. lean admin, lean development, lean manufacturing, etc.) and lean methods (e.g. 5s, process mapping/value stream mapping, TPM, standardized work, CIP, etc.)

• Initiate and develop all lean activities and structural optimization activities in the defined area of responsibility with the Sumter plant and ensure the success of program will have a lasting effect

• Define targets for processes in alignment with the division, business unit, and the plant

• Organize milestones and reporting structure for CBS projects and assist in development of CBS standards and training

• Give structure feedback/lessons learned back to the global CBS

• Train CBS principles, framework, methods, tools, processes, etc. coach business unit/division/CBS BU coaches in CBS implementation and setting up roadmap

• Align cross business unit/division topics and coordinate common activities

• Perform moderation of meetings, workshops and coaching from change processes and activities

• Develop projects at the business unit in alignment with the global CBS

• Support and adjust CBS project roadmap(s) and workshop(s) schedule and support workshops and coach CBS trainers on site projects

• Drive cross divisional communication

• Support business unit in getting the necessary expertise for CBS principles and methods

• Identify competency gaps and close them in alignment with CBS competency management/training partners

• Assist in promotion of culture changes and foster the mechanism of lean approach within business unit and its locations

• Coach business unit organization and develop business unit/division leaders in CBS philosophy

• Give guidance in lean leadership during CBS implementation

• Must have strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills to work across all functions in a manufacturing environment

• Implement and guarantee that the Business Team structure is in place and followed according to the guidelines

• Perform audits and assessment as required

• Fulfill the role of PROMT coach (project management tool) for the plant and related duties

• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related field

• Five or more years’ experience of training/facilitation of programs such as 5S and lean manufacturing

• Manufacturing experience

• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

• Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity


• Tire experience

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About Continental

The Business Area Tires offers the perfect tires for a wide range of different applications - from cars, trucks and buses to special vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles. Through continuous investment in Research & Development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Business Area Tires includes services for the tire trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.

Job Category

Industrial Engineering


United States



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