iSixSigma

Director, Continuous Improvement

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OPW
Published
March 8, 2021
Location
Hamilton, OH
Job Type

Description

Reporting to the President of OPW, the Director, Continuous Improvement is responsible for developing, driving, and championing a Continuous Improvement environment by facilitating process improvement initiatives across OPW’s global business units..

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with employees at all levels of the organization to identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Know, understand and champion Daily Visual Management methodology and execution:
    • Train/Coach/Mentor employees at all levels of the organization on the tools and methods that support a continuous improvement culture. Coordinate the development of an organization-wide training plan through the green belt / black belt program and execute as planned.
  • Conduct specific training on the use of continuous improvement process tools and develop green/black belt expertise through OPW:
    • A3 problem solving
    • 5S and visual management
    • Plan For Every Part (PFEP)
    • Product Planning Group (PPG)
    • Process and Value Stream Mapping / Value Stream Design
    • Sales and Inventory Planning
  • Develop and administer programs for developing and certifying green and black belts.
  • Create platform to share best practice across operating companies globally.
  • Develop KPI’s for monitoring and reporting CI initiatives and activities monthly.
  • Function as a project manager for large scale cross functional process improvement projects.
  • Development of project plans including timelines, budget, scope and requirements and execution of such plans including training and transitioning to end user departments.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities that are linked to business goal results. Demonstrate results through performance measurement and analysis.
  • Liaison between Dover corporate and OPW to secure resources to advance OPW operations.
  • Liaison with plant operations to develop and execute three-year CI roadmaps.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, or business-related field with a minimum of 5 years in a Continuous Improvement leadership role. Project management experience a plus.
  • Experience in an operations/manufacturing is required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Project required
  • Ability to travel to other OPW domestic and international locations (50%)

Desired Characteristics, competence and capabilities:

  • Proven record of internal and external customer orientation.
  • Experience in training and cultural change management.
  • Formal training and/or certification in Lean, Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Professional presentation skills including persuasive communication skills, adept listening and interpretation skills.
  • Well-developed cross functional ability to work with all levels of a manufacturing organization and an international workforce.
  • Strong Oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present, influence and collaborate at the leadership level.

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