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QUALITY- Manager Continuous Improvement
Warrensville Heights, OH

This position is located in the Greater Cleveland, OH, area at the Warrensville Technical Center supporting the Performance Coatings Group Quality organization. This high exposure position will have interaction with Quality, Technical, Marketing, Operations, Accounting, and Sales teams to improve product quality. The incumbent will train Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) classes, lead high impact Continuous Improvement projects, mentor DFSS certification candidates, interface with sales and technical teams to meet the business needs of strategic customers, support and lead Accelerated Root Cause investigations, and help identify key areas of opportunity for the business.

Here, we believe there’s not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there’s a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. We’ll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

At Sherwin-Williams, part of our mission is to help our employees and their families live healthier, save smarter and feel better. This starts with a wide range of world-class benefits designed for you. From retirement to health care, from total well-being to your daily commute—it matters to us. A general description of benefits offered can be found at . Click on “Candidates” to view benefit offerings that you may be eligible for if you are hired as a Sherwin-Williams employee.

Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case and will impact where actual compensation may fall within the stated wage range. The wage range listed for this role takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions including skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.

The wage range, other compensation, and benefits information listed is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, with or without notice, subject to applicable law.

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

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  • Responsible for the support, development, and deployment of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), DFSS Champion, Accelerated Root Cause (ARC), and Lean training programs for Performance Coatings Group (PCG), with focus on supporting Research and Development
  • Apply advanced statistical techniques, Design of Experiments (DOE), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), Multivariate Analysis, etc. to the evaluation and resolution of technical problems
  • Teach / mentor employees in the understanding of the DFSS, DMAIC, and Lean methodologies to deliver quantifiable performance improvement
  • Identify projects that align with business / functional goals and strategies globally
  • Lead continuous improvement (CI) projects of significant size and scope
  • Coach / mentor DFSS Green Belt candidates to ensure timely completion of projects and candidate certifications
  • Act independently to provide expert, hands-on implementation of Six Sigma / Lean methods and related tools to identify and capitalize on CI opportunities for the business
  • Conduct complex data analysis, including use of Excel / Business Objects / Dataiku / Tableau / other data science tools
  • Participate on certification review board for certification of DFSS Green Belt candidates
  • Responsible for developing, leading, coaching, and executing CI deployment plan and associated projects to achieve organization / division objectives
  • Drive acceleration of projects / ideas and leveraging of best practices
  • Influence organization by initiating and driving change and process improvement; cultivate a culture and mindset of continuous improvement


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country for which you are applying for employment (without now or in the future needing sponsorship for employment work visa and/or permanent residence status).
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics, Engineering, Chemistry, or related technical field
  • 4+ years of execution of projects in CI/Lean/Six Sigma, or related Quality experience
  • 6+ years business / operations / technical experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification
  • Strong communication / presentation skills
  • Creation and achievement of effective measures
  • Coaching through project completions
  • Highly proficient in complex problem resolution and analytical skills
  • Proficient with Minitab software or highly proficient in other statistical software


  • Master’s Degree
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification
  • Best of Breed systems knowledge (e.g., Business Objects, Discovery, Product Vision, OBIEE, MES, Tableau, etc.)
  • Microsoft apps knowledge (e.g., Power Automate, Lists, etc.)
  • Technical mastery (i.e., expert) of Design for Six Sigma and/or Six Sigma tools and methodologies including DFSS, DMAIC, and/or Lean

Travel: 10% Domestic and International

Company overview

10000+ Employees
Company - Public
Consumer Product Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD)

Sherwin-Williams ratings

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Sherwin-Williams reviews by quality manager

  • "Good Pay" (in 22 reviews)
  • "Depending on the location you work at the people are great" (in 20 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is good" (in 16 reviews)
  • "Awesome benefits Fair Pay Health work environment" (in 12 reviews)
  • "good work culture" (in 12 reviews)
  • "Room for the employee growth advancements and better pay ." (in 22 reviews)
  • "salary and benefits" (in 12 reviews)
  • "old company so lacks more modern work culture" (in 12 reviews)

Sherwin-Williams benefits

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  • 401K Plan(196 comments)

    "very high match on 401k"

  • Employee Discount(171 comments)

    "The Employee discount is fair."

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(89 comments)

    "Varies by location and staffing"

  • Nov 15, 2023
    Former Sales Associate in Pewaukee West, WI, Wisconsin

    Good benefit packages, matches 401k well

  • Dec 3, 2023
    Current Product Specialist in Arizona City, AZ, Arizona

    Less salary but good learning

  • Nov 21, 2023
    Former Floor Staff in Vancouver, WA, Washington State

    good for college entry level not if you are older

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