Continuous Improvement Manager

Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Silao, Guanajuato, MX

Company: Leggett & Platt

We make life more comfortable.


Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.


Leggett & Platt’s inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. As The Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products.


From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries.


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Leggett & Platt Automotive is a global provider of wire forms, mechanical control cables, wireless charging, as well as seat lumbar, suspension, bolster, actuator, and motor systems. In addition to these award-winning, category-leading products, we offer tailored goods due to our expertise in product development and attention to market trends. Our unique competitive advantages give us unmatched insight into the demands of the consumer.


Learn more about Leggett & Platt Automotive: Leggett & Platt Automotive




The CI Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and executing continuous improvement initiatives across the manufacturing facility to drive improved operational performance. This position works to achieve a sustainable continuous improvement culture at the branch, and with key leaders within the facility and cross-functional partners to deliver Lean, and VAVE savings. This position must speak English and provide a resume in English.



  1. Manage total facility CI initiatives and progress to completion. Develops and maintains annual Operational Excellence plan with a focus on lean tools that drive labor efficiencies, and OEE improvements.
  2. Maintains a culture of Operational Excellence. Teach, coach and mentor site employees on lean and problem-solving tools.
  3. Facilitates and leads structured process improvement projects that reduce rework and scrap.
  4. Responsible to quickly adapt to financial gaps by adjusting timing of improvement plans, creating additional improvements and overall supporting meeting the branch financial plan.
  5. Use metrics to provide support to process owners in linking projects to strategic operational objectives.
  6. Adherence to internal and external Business Processes and Certifications synonymous with a large US Incorporation operating within the Automotive Industry and be a committed role model for our Company’s Beliefs and Behaviors.
  7. Fulfill assigned primary, secondary and or tertiary deputy/back-up roles as assigned and required on occasion by the business.



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in industrial / manufacturing engineering, or a similar technical degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in hands-on operational roles in supply chain management, engineering, or manufacturing
  • 2-3 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Automotive experience
  • Experience in applying Lean Thinking principles in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in injection molding
  • Experience in project management
  • MUST Speak English



  • Strong understanding of LEAN principles and methodologies
  • Well versed in Six Sigma, ability to lead DMAIC projects.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Preferred.
  • Ability to develop focused team activities, facilitate collaboration and cross functional Kaizen events.
  • Ability to lead structured data driven problem solving.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS office.
  • Please provide your resume in English

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Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs, and describe how we approach working together.

  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth – good or bad.
  • Do Great Work…Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.

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We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all. Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!

We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications. Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we’d love the opportunity to consider you.

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