Lean Six Sigma (L6S) Manager

Job Title: Lean Six Sigma (L6S) Manager
Location: Position can be located in Houston, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Savannah, GA or Belpre, OH
Employment Status: Full-Time
Reports To: This position will report to the Global Lean Six Sigma (L6S) Manager.
Travel (%): <25%

Major Roles & Responsibilities


Kraton is looking to hire a new member of our Quality and Lean Six Sigma team.  The Lean Six Sigma (L6S) Manager will assist the company in achieving data driven decision-making and continuous improvement as “the way we work.” The Lean Six Sigma (L6S) Manager will guide execution and improvement of the company Lean Six Sigma (L6S) program.


Major Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate L6S Training and Certification program
  • Collaborate with sites and functions to identify and prioritize potential L6S projects and including them in the global list
  • Drive improvement of product and process quality through use of L6S tool deployment and Statistical Process Control techniques
  • Collaborate with the quality organization to drive standardization of quality practices and systems
  • Advise sites and functions on best methods to allocate and use L6S resources
  • Coach and mentor Black Belts, Green Belts, Champions and other L6S practitioners in program execution, project execution and use of tools
  • Execute selected L6S projects


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Skills and Experience



  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) or similar field of study
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in process improvement
  • Black Belt training and certification through an organization generally accepted as providing credible credentials
  • Knowledge of Lean & Six Sigma concepts and tools (DMAIC, DFL6S, flow & pull, standard work, mistake proofing, visual concept, etc.)
  • Knowledge of statistical and analytical tools such as ANOVA, hypothesis testing, etc.
  • Project management experience and familiarity with project management tools
  • Structured problem solving skills and methodology
  • Experience leading and facilitating teams
  • Experience with graphical tools such as run chart, box plot, histogram, control chart, etc.
  • Experience applying concepts and tools to manufacturing and transactional processes
  • Familiarity with discreet and continuous data



  • Minitab experience
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