Operations Excellence Leader

Rock Hill, South Carolina | April 16, 2018

Purpose of the Job:

The Operations Excellence Leader position will assist in plant operations contributing towards improving manufacturing efficiencies by utilizing continuous improvement techniques

Responsible for managing and leading continuous improvement projects

Manage a portfolio of lean projects directed at reducing waste and improving quality to provide greater valve; implements such tools as: 5S, KPI, SMED, VSM, and Kaizen

Train and lead cross-functional continuous improvement teams; focusing on measurable safety, quality, delivery, inventory and productivity improvements

Drives the standardization of processes and the implementation of metrics and best practices

Assist in setting annual operational targets and help drive improvements to achieve those targets

Have a strong understanding as it pertains to Health, Safety, and Environmental and how it relates to continuous improvement

Apply lean manufacturing and six sigma tools and methodology in the implementation of manufacturing excellence initiatives

Make onsite OpEx assessments and work with local and functional leaders in establishing improvement roadmaps

Promote and facilitate the establishment of OpEx tools and conduct high-impact, on-site kaizens applying them

Promote and facilitate diagnosis of the flow of work and information to identify improvement priorities, waste, and Operational Excellence cost saving projects

Tracks and validates benefits (SQDCI) from OpEx activities and reports results

Minimum qualification required:

BS/BA Degree (Engineering, Industrial, MSCM)

Knowledge/experience required beyond minimum qualification:

Lean Six Sigma certification and strong LEAN application Manufacturing expertise: 3+ years as a lean practitioner

5+ years of experience in manufacturing operation preferably in the plastics, rubber, automotive, or medical industries

Other key factors:

Proven track record in leading high performance teams and attaining results; able to quantify results