Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve complaints
Project Manager at Paoli
- Bloomington Indiana Area
Creative, profit-oriented Project Manager with demonstrated success in increasing revenues, earnings, and achieving cost reductions. Exemplary change agent with the ability to analyze issues, devise continuous process improvements and incorporate business process initiatives to increase efficiency, streamline operations and decrease expenses with limited resources.
Paoli is a mid-tier performance contract office furniture brand providing best in category casegoods, seating, and conference products under the HNI/HON collection of brands. Serving the organization as the sole project manager.Lead the first platform project to leverage strategic sourcing initiatives with market needs, collectively decreasing cost by over 1M and increasing quality & delivery to the customer
Served as the on site Lean and Continuous Improvement trainer under HNI's Business Process Improvement (BPI) certification program. Increased the organization's Lean strength by guiding over 30% of members thru Bronze level BPI certification. Was charged with the Continuous improvement event annual schedule, including preparing members for participation.
Applied strategic deployment initiatives in safety, quality, efficiency & profitability by leading kaizen events. Worked with plant management & personnel to introduce One Point Lessons engaging member owners at all levels of production. Implemented a kitting system which reduced work-in-process by 40%.
HNI Corp is the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the world. Completed a 6 month BPI development program with a focus on kaizen events and the gemba experience. Participated on 18 weekly kaizen events.