The Rudolph Libbe Group offers a complete range of project delivery methods including general contracting, design/build, construction management, and specialty trade work. Based in the Toledo, Ohio area for more than 65 years, the Rudolph Libbe Group is one of the largest privately owned construction and specialty trade organizations in the region and exists to improve the performance of our clients’ process and facility investments. The Rudolph Libbe Group operates offices in Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; and Plymouth, Michigan areas. For additional information, visit RLGBuilds.com.
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Continuous Improvement will leverage their knowledge, experience, and relationship-building skills to foster a culture of continuous improvement within the Rudolph Libbe Group organization; from improving our operational effectiveness to enhancing the client experience. At the Rudolph Libbe Group, continuous improvement is about the mentality and cultural commitment that creates a new type of capacity within the organization; a capacity to make relationships and projects safer, more efficient, more productive, more profitable, and more enjoyable.
The Rudolph Libbe Group’s deep?rooted values promote empowerment, investment in and regard for each team member. A core component of our culture is leveraging knowledge that resides both within our organization as well as outside the organization in order to continually improve how we operate with the ultimate goal of providing the greatest value to our clients. As part of a high?performing team, the Continuous Improvement Director will be expected to develop strong relationships within the organization in order to further the continuous improvement mindset.
Work directly with the CEO and senior management to develop a continuous improvement vision and strategy for the Rudolph Libbe Group
Lead the implementation of the Rudolph Libbe Group continuous improvement efforts
Support communication of the continuous improvement mindset with associates across the Rudolph Libbe Group organization
Collaborate with senior management to identify and prioritize continuous improvement projects
Take a lead role in understanding the internal customers’ true process improvement needs and developing a winning strategy that will ensure we achieve the desired results
Assemble and lead teams to develop tactics that will lead to accomplishing the project’s goals and determine, implement, and evaluate the business metrics that benefit and support these goals
Identify, monitor, and evaluate industry trends and customer needs, meeting regularly with senior management and stakeholders to discuss how to improve our continuous improvement culture and practices
Maintain and share professional knowledge through working with others on improvement projects, education, networking, events, and presentations
Serve as lead instructor of continuous improvement training
Exceptional listening and communication skills (written and verbal)
Possesses a genuine regard and empathy for others concerning what they do
Understands “owning the whole before owning your piece”
Strong team player who can also work independently
Proven ability to advance a continuous improvement culture via winning advocates for continuous improvement
Ability to collaborate with individuals and groups at all levels of the organization and leverage influencer and decision-maker relationships for better outcomes
Demonstrates strong social confidence when running up against nay-sayers and is effective at finding ways to win them over to become advocates
Demonstrates creativity and effectiveness when analyzing solutions and benefits for organization’s needs
Ability to pivot with unexpected changes in requirements and deadlines while accommodating customer needs and maintaining processes and procedures
Comfortable in the role of a doer as well as leading others
Strong analytical skills
Demonstrated proficiency with continuous improvement tools, including Lean and Six Sigma
Demonstrated proficiency with project management and related tools (e.g., Gantt Charts, Pareto Analysis), establishing timelines, and reporting progress to plan
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) or Certified Master Black Belt (CMBB)
8+ years of continuous improvement experience with the aptitude and attitude to learn the construction services business
Demonstrated experience in successfully advancing continuous improvement initiatives
The Rudolph Libbe Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
About Rudolph Libbe Group
IMPROVING BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
Our customers don’t turn to us for services, products, or technologies. They turn to us for outcomes — positive outcomes for their businesses or organizations, and for the employees, customers, residents, visitors, fans, patients, students, and anyone else their facilities serve.
That’s what they’ve come to expect from the Rudolph Libbe Group, and it’s what we hope will drive you to give us an opportunity to prove ourselves.
Our multi-discipline trades with decades of preconstruction and consulting experience means you get safe projects and job sites, accurate budgets, high quality services, and minimized risk and disruption to your daily operations. It frees you up to focus on your business.
The trade construction capabilities that we self-perform — Mechanical, Electrical, Carpentry, Masonry, Civil, Boilermaker, and Structural Steel — directly translate into positive outcomes for your business. How? Employees who work directly for us mean better control over safety, on-time schedules, and successful delivery.
By considering your business needs today while planning for the future, RLG delivers immediate savings and improved ROI over time. Now that’s a positive outcome.