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Manager, Continuous Improvement

Callaway Golf

Last Updated: 3/07/21

Job Description

Callaway Golf Company is a leader in total performance, premium golf equipment and active lifestyle products while also being a great place to work! We are passionate and push the limits of innovation. We dare to be great while acting with integrity and respect. We stay hungry, yet humble. All while having fun and making golf enjoyable for everyone!

Our company is a blend of experience and diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of building and selling successful initiatives. We are working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission.


This position is responsible for managing the Continuous Improvement team.

The CI manager will manage technical resources and projects to identify and solve complex technical, transactional and logistical issues.&nbsp This individual will also lead or become involved in special projects related to improvement opportunities across the business. &nbspProjects will support Continuous improvement activity within Callaway Golf and at supplier locations in North America and abroad.&nbsp

The CI Manager will provide leadership and direction to the Continuous Improvement staff as well as provide CI guidance &amp expertise to the global business.&nbsp


  • Lead teams and projects to achieve Key Initiatives and measurably improve Key Performance Indicators
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to direct reports, working teams, management, and suppliers to achieve business goals and objectives related to continuous improvement.
  • Lead and perform research and data analysis to identify and develop projects that support the business.
  • Develop &amp Manage Project Plans/Resource allocation/Workload to prioritize &amp track project progress including on time and within budget. This includes the utilization of metrics and systems to validate all project benefits.
  • Provide input for the annual budget and assess monthly spend to plan wages, travel expenses, training, etc.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES Knowledge, Skills &amp Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of Continuous Improvement methodology in both traditional and transactional processes. Lean, Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints.
  • Expert in data collection systems, data analysis and statistics including Gauge R&ampRs studies, Statistical Process Control and Process Capability.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including training and &ldquoTrain the Trainer&rdquo experience.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload of the team against business priorities.
  • Ability to gain cooperation of functional counter-parts or others not directly supervised to achieve assigned objectives.
  • Able to effectively work as a part of a team toward meeting company goals.
  • Proficient in basic financial concepts and tools, including the implications of financial/project decisions.
  • Proficient in Statistical Software tools such as Minitab
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including other Microsoft applications: Project, SharePoint, &amp Visio


  • Bachelor&rsquos degree B.S. in a technical discipline engineering, etc. from a four-year college or university required.
  • Minimum of six years&rsquo experience in a leadership position, preferably in a manufacturing or engineering environment interacting with other disciplines throughout the company including Operations, IT, R&ampD, Legal, etc.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.
  • Master Black Belt or Project Management Certification a plus.
  • Education or proficiency in basic budgeting and/or finance.
  • Experience with SAP, Business Objects, &amp Business Warehouse desirable

Callaway Golf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Details

Callaway Golf

Carlsbad, California, United States

Our Brand Callaway was founded on the bold principle of creating demonstrably superior and pleasingly different golf products. That approach, coupled with a commitment to doing work we are proud of, has catapulted the company to a global leader in golf equipment and services. Creating innovative, high-performance golf equipment is a perpetual challenge. It demands a relentless commitment to be th...