Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Description

Reporting to the plant management, the incumbent will provide leadership and undertake the role of an Expert Leader in the development of six sigma and lean manufacturing programs to support process and continuous improvement for the Batam manufacturing plant through alignment with the plant and division’s CI goals.



Provides leadership, strategic direction, strategic road map and training in the application and development of Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF), Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS), Eaton Lean Manufacturing programs, Eaton Business System tools and Eaton Operation Assessment tools within Batam plant.



  • Develop, implement and direct continuous improvement activities in Batam plant to achieve the plant’s business objectives and corporate goals

  • Develop strategic plans and deploy Lean Tools (VSM / SW / TPM / 8D / Kaizen) to production processes to meet and achieve sustainable operational improvements

  • Train, coach and mentor employees to achieve Green Belts certification in the areas of process improvement and process management

  • Develop strategic plans to reduce cost of quality

  • Review progress of CI projects and monitor cost savings

  • Compile, review and monitor site metrics for continuous improvements and reporting to plant management and Eaton corporate division

  • Organize and follow through with all the plant’s CIF, ELSS and EBS-PULL projects and initiatives and report progress of the respective projects to management on an accurate and timely basis

  • Represent the plant for improvement projects and business meetings with Eaton corporate division

  • Conduct regular and structured review sessions to introduce processes for innovation and improvement including maintaining appropriate documentation, project charters, progress updates and final reports

  • Captures and communicates learnings to enable best practice replication

  • Lead and administer LEAN council within the plant


  • Holding a Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent professional qualification

  • Carrying a minimum 8 to 10 years of specific hands-on working experience in a MNC manufacturing environment and possess excellent working knowledge in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, PFMEAS, APQP, control plans, project management and problem solving

  • A Certified Lean Master or Six Sigma Black Belt is preferred

  • Have an excellent interpersonal and cross cultural communication skills

  • Team player with a passion for driving excellence, good facilitation skills, strategic change management skills, leadership and intervention capabilities

  • Independent and resourceful with strong ability to relate the big picture with senior management team as well as practical hands-on approach with employees

  • Able to perform under pressure and enjoy working in a fast paced environment

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Operational Excellence

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time