Sr Continuous Improvement Specialist


Indianpolis, IN, US Murfreesboro, TN, US Lexington, KY, US Columbus, OH, US

Function:  Manufacturing
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  Remote
Requisition ID:  62725




The Continuous Improvement Specialist OEM is accountable to analyze current operations performance and implement solutions to improve the operational effectiveness. This individual will turn policy & views into operational targets and feasible operational processes, with the goal of delivering the right value to our customers while minimizing the total process costs.  Raise the operational performance of the OEM plants and OEM process through the implementation a problem-solving approach.  The Continuous Improvement Specialist OEM is a mentor and change agent for all levels of the organization, from senior leadership down through the organization. Location: Granville or Columbus area. Ability to travel up to 40%.


Reports to:  Costing and margin Enhancement Leader


Span of Control:  OEM Manufacturing process and Engineering and Design Process




Analyze and improve organizational processes with a focus on manufacturing support for sales.

  • Accountable for action plan around the execution of the Continuous Improvement strategies developed.
  • Manage projects and work effectively through others when needed. 
  • Anticipate and eliminate barriers to success.
  • Set accountabilities across teams and follow up on action items.
  • Provide recognition for successes around initiatives.



Collaborate across the OEM organization teams to identify opportunities for process enhancement.

  • Work with the OEM team to develop the master plan and subsequent strategies for the implementation.
  • Partner cross-functionally with operations, finance, engineering, and other teams to understand the current performance challenges, while developing sound solution strategies
  • Partner with internal and external consultants to effectively support and implement initiatives.
  • Engage and inspire teams at all levels and across functions to achieve results.
  • Build and maintain organizational support at all levels for key initiatives.



Development of the Continuous Improvement Strategy

  • Plan, facilitate, and execute continuous improvement activities, such as Kaizen events, to optimize.
  • Develop and implement strategies for process improvement, waste removal, and cost reduction performance.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of implemented changes and ensure sustainable improvements.
  • Identify, track, and communicate the metrics that will measure progress.


Lead and Develop Talent

  • Elevate the OEM team proficiency and utilization of the right processes and toolsets to solidify the operations.
  • Develop and deliver training as needed to build knowledge and awareness across the plant.
  • Solve problems by engaging others





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or related field
  • Prior experience with Continuous Improvement process (TPM Desired)
  • Demonstrated ability to improve business results by working through others
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change to deliver results



  • TPM experience
  • Functional leadership in a complex environment
  • Project Management / Major programs deployment
  • Engineering background



  • Ability to prove results-oriented leadership and entrepreneurship
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others at all levels of the organization
  • Accessible, open-minded, and able to work well with others; handle resistance or conflict in a productive way
  • Intellectually strong, able to combine analytical reasoning and creativity and good judgment
  • Customer oriented; understands that all business opportunities start with knowing how to create value for the customer
  • Agent of change which can create momentum for new initiatives while understanding the many different perspectives in the plant; effectively gain support across the organization as needed
  • Ability to translate strategy into actionable operating plans
  • Strong self-awareness of one’s strengths and development opportunities; works to continuously improve
  • Puts the needs of the business ahead of his/her own self-interest. Operate transparently without a personal agenda



About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 18,000 employees in 30 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2023 sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.