Worthington Industries Value Stream Manager in Garden City, Kansas

Value Stream Manager


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Date:Jun 19, 2017

Location:Garden City, KS, US, 67846

Company:Worthington Industries, Inc

We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. In filling job openings every effort is expended to find candidates within Worthington, its divisions or subsidiaries. Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company are instrumental to our success. We encourage employees to inquire about open positions and apply to those that help further their career goals.

The role of the Value Stream Manager (VSM) is to provide leadership and a safe work environment for all activities in a value stream, including operations, buying, planning, and quality guided by the principles of the Worthington Philosophy. The Value Stream Manager increases the ratio of value-added to non-value added work and eliminates waste. Ensures that the value stream meets customer requirements.


  • Ensures that the value stream organization, (staffing, tooling, and machinery) is able to meet customer demand.

  • Works as a change agent to drive out waste in the manufacturing and supply chain organizations through the deployment of Lean methodology.

  • Creates a culture of continuous improvement by involving employees in waste identification and problem solving, as well as recognizing them for exceptional work.

  • Develops operational and financial plan and forecasts for the value stream.

  • Ensures that inventory levels are right-sized to meet customer demand.

  • Leads the day-to-day production activities within the value stream(s) to ensure that current commitments and goals are achieved while improvements are being made.

  • Tracks daily performance. Verifies lead counter measures and recovery plans are in place for missed targets. Ensures process center communication boards and visual management techniques are being used on a daily basis.

  • Ensures the highest quality standards are maintained. Provides coaching, information, ideas, feedback and encouragement to personnel.

  • Assures a clean and safe working environment for all employees, maintaining 5S standards and emphasizing prevention of potential hazardous conditions. Addresses unsafe acts and unsafe conditions. Conducts safety training for employees. Reports incidents in a timely manner and participates in incident investigations as required.

  • Performance evaluations, A-3’s, interactions and disciplinary process, staffing and scheduling.


  • 3-5 years of experience in operations environment (supply chain management, production, distribution management, production/distribution flow design and optimization, Lean projects)

  • Lean experience/certification

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

Nearest Major Market:Garden CityJob Segment:Supply Chain Manager, Manager, Supply, Supply Chain, Operations, Management


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