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Philadelphia, PA, United States
20 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
20 days ago


The DVIRC (Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center - is a management consulting, economic development organization established in 1988. We focus on helping small and middle–market manufacturers improve their profitability, performance, and competitive advantage.  Due to client demand and aggressive growth goals, we seek to add a new Lean Practitioner to our team.

DVIRC works with clients in three key practice areas: consulting Solutions for business growth and operational excellence; customized on-site and public Training and Education; and Executive Network Group Memberships. All services are delivered within the context of growing the market value of the company served.

We have been a  nationally recognized pioneer in the rightsizing of best practices for continuous improvement, to meet the needs of small and midsized manufacturers, for over 30 years. As we look to grow and evolve our team, understanding and integrating advanced manufacturing technologies and the fundamentals shaping Industry 4.0 are crucial to our continued success.

Our diverse team of consultants includes experienced industry professionals that have functioned at every organizational level for leading U.S. manufacturers – from leadership roles with P&L responsibility to department heads and plant managers charged with business growth and operations.  As client advocates, we are accountable for delivering solutions that achieve meaningful and measurable results.

Since 1988, we have helped generate over two billion dollars in value-added impact for our clients, and consistently achieve a 4.8 / 5.0 in customer satisfaction.  DVIRC also connects manufacturers to regional, state and federal resources for a variety of business needs. 

The Position

Serving as a trusted advisor for clients by providing thought leadership to solve complex operational and business problems you will refine, develop, and provide consulting and training services in World Class Manufacturing methodologies including: Lean Manufacturing and its associated tools including Set-Up Reduction, Cell Manufacturing, 6S, Pull Kanban Systems, Six Sigma, Kaizen. In this position you will deliver the implementation of sustainable process improvements for our clients and be responsible for measuring and reporting results to ensure change initiatives deliver expected business results.


  • Demonstrated experience successfully implementing a full suite of Lean, Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma methods in a manufacturing environment.
  • Applicants for this position will be expected to have a keen understanding of and success in implementing data digitization, process automation and/or other advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) to bolster an organization’s continuous improvement efforts.
  • In-depth experience organizing, defining, and executing complex projects across multiple workstreams.
  • Excellent consultative sales abilities and analytical skills including experienced at qualifying and aligning clients’ business goals with appropriate results-driven solutions.
  • High level of business acumen with the ability to conduct detailed client assessments.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, non-verbal, public speaking facilitation, and writing skills.
  • Must be an active listener and continuous learner capable of working within diverse manufacturing industries.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of manufacturing experience.
  • MBA or equivalent experience is preferred.


You will work within a dynamic team and be a part of a great culture that is mission driven and passionate about providing high value impact results for a diverse client base representing medical device, biotechnology, industrial machining, food & beverage, electronics and computer components, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fabrication, and plastics, etc., industries.

Competitive base salary commensurate with experience plus the ability to participate in a robust performance-based incentive plan. Exceptional comprehensive benefits package with the opportunity for professional growth.  This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the top-performing national consulting centers with a mission to support and assist U.S. Manufacturers grow and compete.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59002151
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Position Title: Lean / Continuous Improvement Consultant
  • Company Name: DVIRC
  • Job Function: Continuous Improvement/Lean

The Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) is a leading economic development organization established in 1988 to serve the needs of nearly 5,000 small to mid-sized manufacturing enterprises (SME) throughout Greater Philadelphia. The organization's primary focus is to grow business value for clients by providing consulting services, talent development, and regional, state and federal resource assistance. For more information about our organization, please visit our website at

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