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Director of Continuous Improvement




Advance, North Carolina, United States

Master Your Craft

Grow your manufacturing career with a team of industry leaders that is rich with innovation and has a winning attitude. With the combination of traditional manufacturing and cutting-edge automation, you’ll develop a diverse set of skills and learn what it takes to be the #1 Manufacturer of Furniture.

Director of Continuous Improvement

What Will You Do?

The Corporate Director of Lean Six Sigma-Manufacturing is responsible for the development, enhancement, and compliance to a Lean Six Sigma program which is consistently applied across all manufacturing operations both domestically and internationally. This will entail the development and maintenance of training materials, training classes, utilization of problem solving methodologies, tracking progress, auditing compliance and driving sustainment. This position will also be responsible to the attainment of established cost reduction targets by location in order to facilitate the attainment of established organizational / divisional objectives. Along with being responsible for the Lean Six Sigma objectives– Manufacturing departments, included within these objectives will be to ensure all applicable personnel receive Lean Six Sigma training, ensure proper use of established tools and methodologies, assign appropriate resources to assist in achieving quality, cost or delivery objectives, mentor others in managing projects and maintaining accurate records of all activities.

What Do You Need?

• LSS Master Black Belt or Black Belt, Required.

• Bachelor’s Degree in either Quality, Business, Engineering, or related field, Preferred.

• 7 years of experience in Lean Six Sigma in an industrial environment, Required.

• Supervisory/Management experience across multiple locations, Required.

• Experience with Project Management, Required.

• Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints.

• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously within established time constraints.

• Exposure to and experience implementing principles of the Toyota Production System.

Who We Are

At Ashley, we’re more than a business…we’re family. As the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world, we know what it takes to build incredible furniture and future leaders. We’re problem solvers with the grit to persevere during challenging times and innovators who won't coast when times are good. We create solutions, not excuses. And never settle for status quo. It’s the reason we’re always searching for better ways to delivering an exceptional customer experience. That's why Ashley Furniture is #1 in our industry.

If you’re driven, determined, and possess a winning attitude, we invite you to join our team. We’ll warmly welcome you with friendly faces, creative spaces, and a growth-focused mindset to help you achieve your career goals. It’s what we’ve done since 1945. In fact, our teamwork, talent development, and desire to continuously improve demonstrate we’re a company whose passion is put into every action.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today and find your home at Ashley.

Our Core Values

  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Passion, Drive, Discipline
  • Continuous Improvement/Operational Excellence
  • Dirty Fingernail
  • Growth Focused

Ready to grow? You’ve come to the right place. Ashley Furniture has a “Growth Mindset”, and once you join our team, you’ll learn from the best in the business. Our on-the-job training, and educational programs are designed to help you master your craft and advance your career here. That’s why we provide continuous improvement and learning opportunities throughout the year.

Ashley also gives back — to our employees and the communities in which we live and serve. We support community development in a multitude of ways, including honoring our military, and first response teams, and investing in medical research. We also strive to be an industry leader in waste reduction by increasing recycling and upcycling in our manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and retail spaces.

Programs We Support:

Soldiers Walk Memorial Park

Operation Shut Eye

Aiding First Responders

City of Hope


Hope to Dream

Ashley’s Angels

Crisis Response

Scholarship Programs and Tuition Reimbursement

Benefits We Offer

Health, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program

Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Your Birthday off

Generous Employee Discount on home furnishings

On-the-job Training

Professional Development Opportunities

Ashley Wellness Centers (location specific) and Medical Tourism


401(k) and Profit Sharing

Life Insurance

We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug-free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates only those meeting specific position requirements may be contacted. Principals Only.