Ownership of Value Stream P&L’s including cost analysis and opportunities, product line margin, PPV goals and manufacturing productivity. Operational leadership including successful Lean implementation resulting in productivity gains. Meets with the Value Stream Leaders regularly, reflecting on problems, solutions, and challenges, thereby creating a culture of continuous improvement and contributing towards becoming a learning organization. Leads the Value Stream in daily operations and continuous improvements which include but are not limited to: supply chain production control, establishing manufacturing priorities, coordination of activities with off -shift management and order shipments. Emphasizes the creation of continuous product flow, utilize pull systems where flow is not currently possible, and works to level the workload. Creates the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work/processes are followed, countermeasures implemented, and the area is compliant with safety requirements. Instills and maintains a positive can-do team atmosphere within the Value Stream; holding regular team meetings and assigning team members tasks and coordinate support services needed outside the team. Utilizes PDCA in conjunction with the Tracking Centers and Team Improvement Boards to ensure results. Ensures Value Stream Leaders provide effective cross-training for the Value Stream Associates, including backups from other areas, to assure a continuous smooth-running Value Stream. This training is the foundation of a culture that stops to fix problems in order to get quality right the first time. Works with the other members of plant and Division Staff to develop the future state value stream map and manages the plans to achieve it, as documented in the Site Tracking Center. In addition, the VS Manager works with the VS Team Leaders to maintain the Team Improvement Boards (TIB). Both centers – the TIB and Site Tracking Center – are the minimum requirements in a visually controlled environment that ensures no problems remain hidden.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Masters preferred. 4-5 years of major professional accomplishments, including increasing responsibility and leadership of projects and teams of considerable size, scope and complexity. Previous P&L ownership experience preferred. Sufficient experience and background in manufacturing, development, empowerment, inventory control and strategic planning, and critical thinking. Demonstrated teamwork and team building skills in producing results by meeting organizational objectives. Capable of assessing and developing individual and team skills and capabilities. Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for new and challenging goals. Serve as a role model by promoting new ideas and positive change. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Involved with or lead a team in LEAN process improvements/implementation preferred Have a sense of urgency and purpose, desire to make a mark and drive improvement for customers and our associates.Click here to apply online