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Continuous Improvement Manager, Performance Materials

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U.S. Silica
Published
February 5, 2021
Location
Reno, NV
Job Type

Description

The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for leading all facets associated with driving continuous improvement efforts within assigned U.S. Silica corporate and plant operations. The role’s focus is to analyze business results and lead actions aimed at improving efficiencies, reducing cost and increasing customer satisfaction.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify key improvement opportunities, including seeking out and eliminating waste in all plant functions
  • Identify cost savings through financial and performance analysis
  • Coach and manage projects at site levels
  • Optimize operations, recognize inefficiencies and work with plant personnel on solutions to maximize productivity
  • Performing internal and external benchmarking, analysis, target setting, and publishing of key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Write PAR projects and measure performance against capital expenditure strategy and measure performance against project objectives
  • Function in the manner of an internal consultant on continuous improvement projects.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Education, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Technology
  • 5 - 10 years of experience leading operational excellence and/or continuous improvement initiatives in a process manufacturing environment or other relevant experience
  • Experience leading and training field operations on LEAN methodologies
  • Experience leading KAIZEN events
  • Systemic problem solver, with experience implementing solutions to solve root cause problems
  • Ability to handle multiple, complex priorities and balance the needs of each
  • according to business impact
  • Experience in a variety of manufacturing areas (production, logistics, supply chain, etc.)
  • Creative and change-oriented Continuous Improvement process skills
  • Ability to work with abstract and complex concepts as well as communicate them in an easy to understand way
  • Experience utilizing root cause analysis techniques (A-3, Fishbone Diagram, Pareto Charts, 5 Whys, etc.)
  • Advanced communication skills to work in a team environment and lead through influence
  • Implementation planning, coaching and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work successfully with a broad range of employees ranging in level from frontline to senior leadership
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with JDE & IFS a plus
  • Experience with O365 (SharePoint, Power Apps, Power BI) a plus
  • Lean/Six Sigma Green or Black Belt preferred
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