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Lean Champion- Transactional

Continuous Improvement
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Position Summary:

This Lean Champion position for Hillenbrand out of Batesville, IN will partner with Hillenbrand Corporate Business Leadership or functional leader to develop and execute a Lean roadmap for key corporate business functions.  It will lead the overall continuous improvement efforts, utilizing Kaizen, Daily Management and Strategy Deployment principles to improve processes and procedures for Finance, HR, IT, Legal, and Procurement functions.  Training and coaching managers and associates will also be a key part of this role.

Who we are:

Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with multiple leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand’s portfolio is composed of two business segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service highly engineered industrial equipment around the world. Batesville is a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under “HI.”

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Partner with the OpCo/Platform Lean Lead and the facility or functional leader to develop and execute a Kaizen roadmap and identify key metrics (KPI’s and TTI’s)
  • Lead the site/function’s Lean transformation with a focus on improvements in this priority order: Safety, Quality, Service & Delivery and Cost
  • Schedule, lead and facilitate Kaizen Events and other CI projects aligned with the Kaizen roadmap, Daily Management, and Strategy Deployment
  • Train and coach managers and employees in the daily use and implementation of Lean principles
  • Ensure consistent application of operating and Lean practices, tools and templates (ie: Standard Work, Job Instruction, Daily Management, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Road mapping, SMED, TPM, etc.)
  • Audit, monitor and sustain the health of the Lean culture by utilizing a scoring system, gap analysis, and countermeasures
  • Track the status of all Lean activities, cost savings, training, certifications and events
  • Assist organization-wide kaizen efforts as needed
  • Other duties may be assigned



  • Lean Six Sigma Green/Black Belt certification along with commensurate business (Finance, HR, IT, Legal, Procurement)

  • Lean/CI/OPEX certification (IASC or ASQ preferred)


Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in Engineering, Business Management or comparable field

Must be willing to travel 50% of the time

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

What Sets Us Apart:

We Take Care of Our Associates: We present on-site wellness services including a clinic offering free health care & prescriptions to plan members, the revolutionary Bod Pod Assessment & Weight Management Program, and Market C – a vending management kiosk offering fresh food and convenience items when you need to grab a quick bite on the go.


We have Fun! We work hard and when it’s time to play hard, our workforce engagement team focuses on planning and promoting team events such as: our annual Associate Christmas & Children’s Parties, Summer Picnic, March Madness & Putt-Putt tournaments, Cinco de Mayo, Super Bowl and many other fun activities.


We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our workforce is encouraged to volunteer through our One Campaign, which helps associations within the local community. 

*These services are not available at all locations. 


At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans


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