Operational Excellence Manager

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REV Group
March 5, 2021
Nesquehoning, PA
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The REV-Group Operational Excellence Manager will identify, prioritize, resource, and execute critical operational excellence process improvements focused on hard savings and improved performance across quality, delivery, cost out, and overall leadership & teamwork in the (BU/SITE NAME). The OpEx Manager’s role will be focused on leading continuous improvement projects that support the business goals of the (BU/SITE Name) through their Goal Deployment Plan (GDP). The improvement projects will be focused on specific/cross-functional areas involving cross-functional departments such as EHS, Sales, Supply Chain, Engineering, and Operations. The intent will be to improve outcomes of the entire (BU/SITE NAME) value stream processes to improve efficiencies, reduce cost, and increase customer satisfaction.


Work with the REV Segment Operations Excellence Executive Director or Director – Corporate, the Operational Excellence Corporate Team, the (BU/SITE NAME), and the (BU/SITE NAME) senior staff to identify and facilitate improvement projects.

Assist in the development and deployment of our REV Operations Excellence program (a pillar of our REV Business System), and helps provide visibility of the program across the entire BU.

Leads complex, high-priority improvement projects, as directed by the (BU/SITE NAME) staff, to provide the right level of leadership on critical projects and initiatives.

Responsible for driving the successful delivery of the (BU/SITE NAME) GDP benefits and the completion of REV OpEx Leaders projects. Lean projects vary in size but typically will be three to nine months in length with an average benefit equal or above $300k/project.

Leads & offers a clear sense of direction, motivating and empowering REV OpEx Leaders to carry out their responsibilities with confidence.

Builds teamwork through engagement. Aligns teams by sharing information, tying their work and goals to (BU/SITE NAME), and REV’s vision and values.

Provides on-going coaching and support to the REV OpEx Leaders in learning and using the REV’s Operations Excellence methodology in their projects and activities in (BU/SITE NAME).

Conducts (minimally) once bi-weekly coaching session with each REV OpEx Leader to confirm project progress and ensure REV OpEx Leader development.

Serves as the technical expert on the use and training of Lean Six Sigma. Supports and/or delivers the initial OpEx training to the REV OpEx Leaders, and, as needed, throughout the organization.

Ensures each REV OpEx Leader completes and certifies in their certification program.

Acts as a coach and on-going teacher to the site staff, managers, and, as needed, in the organization.

Develops tools and models that will enable (BU/SITE NAME) to learn and continuously improve knowledge, engagement, and use of L6S in daily activities.

Requirements (education, experience, travel, physical, work environment):

Bachelor's degree minimum, Master's degree preferred. Degrees related to technical, business, economics, and finance fields are most appropriate.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (preferred). At a minimum - Certified Senior Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with over 4 years of OpEx or Continuous Improvements experience OR Lean Sensei/Practitioner with over 4 years of experience in Lean.

Extensive knowledge and expert use in Lean Six Sigma, Change, and Business Management tools and methodologies.

Ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels.

Advanced problem solving and project management skills.

Skilled and experienced in managing change programs.

Extensive experience in training and coaching; able to impart knowledge to others.

Team management skills and the capability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.

Demonstrated passion for innovation, change, and continuous improvement.

Proven ability to plan and prioritize work.

Experienced project manager.

Demonstrated high-performance levels and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Fluent in English, both verbal and written.

Able to work effectively across different organizational levels, from operational to management.

Minimum travel.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job:

The employee is regularly required to stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee frequently is required to walk.

The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee is occasionally required to sit for extended periods.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40#’s.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Ability to bend, stoop, and squat.

Ability to work with arms above head.

Able to read and follow written and verbal instructions.

Work Environment:

Indoor office

Production and/or Warehouse

Personal Protective Equipment recommended and/or required on the production floor:

Safety glasses.


Work gloves

Summary of competencies required:


Competent team leader

Experienced project manager and driver for change and continuous improvement

Self-motivated, independent, high self- confidence

Active listener, excellent communication skills, able to inspire others to work together and effectively

Engaging public speaking skills; highly developed presentation abilities

Innovative, open-minded, problem solver

Able to effectively interact with all levels in the organization

Strong computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint, Minitab)

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