LEAN Manufacturing Lead

Auto req ID: 10482 
Title: LEAN Manufacturing Lead 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time:Full Time  
Shift: SHIFT1 


At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


Our Powertrain Operations facility, located on Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls, WI, is where the “jewel” of the motorcycle comes to life. Pilgrim Road employees produce engines and transmissions for the final assembly plant in York, Pennsylvania, as well as transmissions, and replacement parts for sale through Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories business. Join our team as a LEAN Manufacturing Lead and help build the world’s most sought-after motorcycles.

Job Summary

The Continuous Improvement Staff (CI) will lead, design and implement projects which deliver business results to support functional strategies. The incumbent will lead in improving processes, drive customer satisfaction, increase productivity and foster a culture of continuous improvement. This role will manage complex projects that cross organizational functions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates specialized expertise in data analysis.
  • Communicates complex CI information to a variety of audiences in a clear and concise manner.
  • Leads cross functional and cross site teams through influence; provides guidance, direction and support to others.
  • Leads the development of department Work Unit Plans and project management methodology.
  • Provides solutions to problems using both creative processes and analytical methods.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technical or Business is Preferred.
  • Advanced Degree is Preferred.

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to document and improve processes and procedures.
  • Experience with supervising, coaching, and mentoring direct reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading projects with cross-functional teams to improve business performance and maintain sustainability.


  • International experience including working with people from other cultures is preferred.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We welcome everybody to join our family and be united no matter who you are or where you come from. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 





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