Continuous Improvement Regional Leader - North America

Segment / Company: Corporate
Location: CA, ON, Cambridge
Department: Operations
Employment Duration: Full Time
Last updated: 23/11/17 11:43 AM


Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with ATS Automation.  Join an environment where a passion for innovation combines with an uncompromised commitment to quality.   Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future!


Our Corporate division is currently looking for a bright and ambitious Continuous Improvement (ATS Business Model) Regional Leader – North America to join their team




The Continuous Improvement Manager/ATS Business Model (ABM) Leader is responsible for promoting and facilitating the successful implementation of the ATS Business Model within ATS Automation North America, and specifically with continuous improvement, goal deployment (Hoshin planning) lean and growth specific actions throughout the organization. 


  • Drive ever-improving results by leveraging ATS Business Model (ABM) tools, consulting skills, and change management process. 
  • Assist in achieving the Goal Deployment and Strategic Plan objectives related to ATS Automation North America.
  • Assist ATS N/A leadership in the development and execution of a ABM roadmap at ATS 
  • Directly provide formal and informal ABM training and coaching 
  • Ensure productive kaizen events 
  • Promote and facilitate diagnosis of work flow impediments and other wastes throughout the business, and provide expert counsel on appropriate tools to eliminate them 
  • Promote and facilitate associate development in various ABM tools, transactional improvements, and kaizen leadership 
  • Driving ABM culture and building ABM excellence within the organization and specifically the Americas organization within the first 12 months. 
  • Benchmark and incorporate best practices 



Cambridge, ON; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; with willingness to travel 50% or more. 

Other locations optional with additional travel requirements.






A four-year Engineering degree or equivalent is required, specializing in electronics, electrical, mechanical or controls engineering is preferred.  MBA or master’s degree is also preferred.




  • 4-8 years of Commercial Operations, Engineering, Transactional or Product Management experience

  • International business experience

  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view

  • Ability to design, develop, and implement a lean/continuous improvement roadmap for an operating business

  • Mastery of a variety of lean tools (or six sigma or equivalent continuous improvement tools)

  • Superior communications skills including being able to communicate to all levels of the organization including those where English is not their primary language

  • Superior training skills and adult learning theory

  • Superior consulting/influencing skills

  • Familiarity with various operational and commercial process and tools (eg. Sales, order processing, distributor management, CRM, ERP)

  • Hands-on experience implementing continuous improvements (ABM), including Transactional Process Improvements

  • Exposure to and participation in a wide variety of training environments

  • Good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, etc.)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management


Why join ATS?

  • Employer matched RRSP contributions

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Eligibility

  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental, employee assistance program)

  • Active Employee Social Club with trips & events throughout the year

  • Health & Wellness Program (including In-Chair Massage and Health Clinics)

  • WorkPerks program for product & service discounts (including gym membership discount)

  • Daily subsidized breakfast & lunch onsite and free gourmet beverages

  • Professional growth opportunities

  • And more!


To Apply:
ATS Automation North America is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities. As an ATS employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 

If you are ready for this challenge, complete the on-line application and submit your resume for consideration. 

ATS Automation North America pays salaries commensurate with market value, and provides exceptional benefits. 

ATS Automation North America is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Disability, Vet, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity. 

Be sure to follow ATS Automation on LinkedIn! 

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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