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Value Stream Manager Job

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Millwood, West Virginia, US, 25262

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Manufacturing
Primary Location: Millwood, West Virginia
Relocation Offered: Yes 

Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%



Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a 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 leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. 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 (AWI) is currently seeking a Value Stream Manager to join our Manufacturing department in Millwood, WV. Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will be responsible for providing leadership to drive the Value Stream’s efforts towards attainment of the plant’s key initiatives in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, cost, customer satisfaction, and the development of human resource capabilities. Additionally, you will be expected to manage individual Value Stream Team members and front line supervisors.


Responsibilities of the Value Stream Manager:

  • Lead and promote plant safety process and maintain high level of awareness and operating discipline for all plant safety and environmental policies
  • Maintain customer awareness and satisfaction by delivering material that meets customer requirements
  • Develop Value Stream goals and strategies consistent with Plant, Corporate, and Operational goals and provide leadership for planning process to meet these goals
  • Promote employee engagement through utilization of Lean tools and practices
  • Drive continuous improvement utilizing Gemba practices and Managing Daily Improvement (MDI)
  • Guide and advise Value Stream team with interpretation of Plant and Company policies; help resolve non-routine personnel problems
  • Determine staffing requirements to meet production schedules
  • Develop and manage effective communication process for the Value Stream which includes regular contact with functional areas
  • Provide assessment and feedback of Value Stream members and employee performance
  • Oversee environmental and safety standards set by regulatory, corporate, and plant requirements
  • Engage in plant strategic and operating plans to ensure environmental and safety compliance while improving overall operating results


Required Qualifications and Education of the Value Stream Manager:

  • Bachelor's Degree or 4+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of demonstrated leadership experience
  • Basic knowledge of key OSHA and environmental regulations
  • Demonstrated project management skills on moderately complex projects
  • Knowledge of Process Improvement Methodology and ability to employ those skills across value streams


Preferred Qualifications of the Value Stream Manager:

  • Engineering or Technical degree; M.S. or M.B.A.
  • Previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Process improvement experience, Green Belt or Black Belt certification


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. 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. We 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
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Millwood, WV)

The city of Millwood runs along the Ohio River about 50 miles north of Charleston, WV.  The area offers an abundance of festivals, cultural events, scenic train rides, golf courses, shopping, and unique dining.  Millwood residents savor the spectacular mountain views, waterfalls, pristine lakes, rushing rivers, and scenic parks for hiking, biking and camping.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



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 AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI 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.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI 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 AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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