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Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement Manager
Company  : Global Leader
Location   : Domestic U.S.

Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement Manager

Works as part of a team to integrate the design, development, deployment, measurement, and improvement of systems throughout the manufacturing process with an emphasis on the interaction between all components.  From supply and production through delivery to data management, organizational structure and finance, develops and maintains efficient manufacturing and administrative processes to support maximum production of high-quality product at the lowest cost and in the shortest time.  Responsible for driving process improvements throughout the plant to support key strategic initiatives, increase productivity and reliability, and reduce waste. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and execute Continuous Improvement projects aligned to key business priorities;
  • Identify and deploy Lean Manufacturing best practices;
  • Mentor and coach plant personnel on Operational Excellence philosophy and tools;
  • Ensure plant personnel remain informed and trained on Operational Excellence activities, (5S, Total Productive Maintenance [TPM], Daily Management Control, Standardized Work and Problem Solving);
  • Champion for improvement activities (benchmarking, bottleneck analysis, loss analysis, trend analysis and reporting, etc.);
  • Assist management team with the advancement of High Performance Work Systems;
  • Perform business analysis to identify, generate, develop, and execute opportunities;
  • Coordinate, communicate and document plant Hoshin and Kaizen activities as well as monitor and track idea program;
  • Review and track all monthly standard work audits;
  • Create and revise visual standard work as needed and ensure all visual standard work procedures and manuals are current;
  • Develop, maintain and communicate key production, financial, quality, OE and cost metrics;
  • Works with safety department personnel to ensure safety philosophy is incorporated into all continuous improvement activities (training, self-assessments, safety audits, incident reporting, non-routine task risk review, etc.);
  • Work with management team to effectively monitor, assess and make adjustments to inventory levels, (finished goods, MRO, etc.) as required;
  • Provide input and support to Quality Assurance Department to maintain, audit and update QA systems to ensure continued certification (ISO, etc.) and customer satisfaction (Customer Concern database).
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