Continuous Improvement Lead
Holman Enterprises

Kansas City, Missouri

Posted in Automotive

Job Info

Holman is a global automotive leader that serves both commercial and consumer clients The Holman Way by always doing the right thing for our people, our customers, and the community since 1924. The Holman story began nearly a century ago as a single Ford dealership in New Jersey. Today, Holman, headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is one of the largest family-owned automotive service organizations in North America with more than 6,500 employees across North America, the UK, and Germany.

Holman delivers a unique range of automotive-centric services including industry-leading fleet management and leasing; vehicle fabrication and upfitting; component manufacturing and productivity solutions; powertrain distribution and logistics services; commercial and personal insurance and risk management; and retail automotive sales as one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the United States. Guided by its deeply rooted core values and principles, Holman is continuously Driving What's Right.

What will you do?

  • Support Continuous Improvement Manager in delivering Continuous Improvement strategies for the continued successful implementation of Continuous Improvement work processes alongside execution of projects and transformation initiatives across Holman
  • Act as an internal consultant
  • Work in the identification and alignment of business productivity, priorities business needs, and project opportunities
  • Coach individuals in Continuous Improvement proficiencies by leveraging formal training, improvement events (learn by doing), and a culture of ongoing mentoring
  • Support the execution of periodic formal assessments against the Holman Continuous Improvement framework maturity levels, including KPI performance, consolidating performance metrics, and Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Analyze operational trends and solutions, to make recommendations for change and document business proposals.
  • Support HSO Continuous Improvement knowledge and collaboration initiatives.
  • Help in the development of new HSO Continuous Improvement methods, tools, and educational materials.
  • Special projects as assigned.

What are we looking for?
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Additional education, certifications, or other distinctions are a plus.
  • Proficient in various desktop tools including MS Office Programs (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Change Management knowledge preferred.
  • Facilitation experience preferred.
  • Strong ability to collect and interpret feedback/information to construct emerging solutions.
  • Strong ability to analyze data, discover trends and create insights.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and initiatives, aligning to the business' pace
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel.
  • Wide variety of communication skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to create and sustain relationships and interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills required (both verbally and written).
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with a remote project team.
  • Proven ability to act with sound integrity, tact, and discretion.

At Holman, we exist to provide rewarding careers and better lives for employees and their families. We hire, train, empower, and reward exceptional people. Our journey is guided by our desire to get it right every time and the acknowledgement that we have an opportunity to be better. To be better, we have to do better, and to do better we must know better. That's why we are listening, open to learning new things - about ourselves and each other. We will never stop striving for improved diversity, equity, and inclusion because we are successful together when we feel trusted and supported. It's The Holman Way.

Holman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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