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Director, Global Continuous Improvement

Bothell, WA, US

Job ID: 36021 

Location: US-WA Bothell HR 

Work Schedule: Hybrid, flexible work arrangements available

Department:  Operations 



Position Overview:

The Director, Global Continuous Improvement (CI) has leadership responsibility for global continuous improvement as part of the Genie Operating System to drive long term market share and operating profit growth. This includes but is not limited to leading business process improvement activities, improving Genie’s CI framework, establishing a management system, managing the CI pipeline, facilitating CI prioritization, and building a CI certification program. Daily activities include working closely with the Genie executive leadership team on a variety of strategic initiatives & process improvements. The role reports into the Vice President, Global Strategy & Product Management.



  • Support the achievement of Genie’s market share and operating profit objectives
  • Develop and improve Genie’s Continious Improvement framework and management system based on the DMAIC philospohy
  • Enhance Genie’s Continious Improvement planning and prioritization processes
  • Assess and recommend continious improvement opprotunities supported by financial business cases
  • Modernize continious improvmeent systems and tools based
  • Establish a training and certification program to accelerate CI culture development
  • Ongoing enhancement and achievement of Genie’s 5-year strategic plan
  • Partner with manaufacturing operations to deploy best common tools and practices
  • Execute team member engagement survey action plan for area of responsibility
  • Support meeting Genie diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) goals & inititives


MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITY:                                                KEY MEASUREMENT:


  • Achieve global Genie market share & operating profit objectives
  • Market share, net working capital, gross margin
  • Improve Genie Continious Improvement design & processes
  • Program milestones, processes improved, cycle time, team members certified, continuous improvement results
  • Manage and facilitate strategic business process Continious Improvement activities
  • Pipeline health & impact, On-time-delivery, short- & long-term results


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Engineering, or closely related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Continuous Improvement, Lean, or Six Sigma
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in at least 2 cross functional positions, leadership ideal (commercial business and operations preferred)



  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience with DMAIC methodology
  • Manager-of-people experience
  • Structured approach, data-driven and analytical
  • Experience in an international environment & ability to interact successfully in different cultures
  • Strong collaboration and strategic decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication, PowerPoint, and presentation skills



  • Excellent written and spoken English



  • Must be willing and able to travel (up to approximately 25%)

If you are interested in an open position but feel you may not meet all the listed qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

Location: US-WA Bothell HR 

Department: Operations 

Job ID: 36021 


Terex Overview:

At Terex, we fully embrace the increasingly diverse world around us and strive to create an empowering and welcoming workplace culture. We are a $3.9 billion publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. We are passionate about producing equipment that helps improve the lives of people around the world and providing our team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact.   

While our operations are global, each office or factory is a close-knit community.  We value diversity, equity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage, citizenship, and continuous improvement.  It's an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector - come join us!


Additional Information:

We see inclusion as a key to our success and are committed to actively foster a culture where every team member feels valued, listened to, and appreciated. We are committed to being fair and impartial in our decisions, ensuring equity within our workplaceAs an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.