Operational Excellence Manager

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    December 22, 2020
    Pendleton, SC
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    Manage projects/coordinate equipment/process/flow changes by working directly with all other Engineering functions in the department

    Work with Supply Chain to develop and maintain capacity models. Analyze models to identify OpEx opportunities, identify and layout a plan with measurable goals. Assist in headcount requirements as part of the annual budgeting process related to planned projects.

    Evaluate MPI’s in order to develop router data and create supporting documentation for production personnel

    Review product documentation for accuracy and completeness (BOMs, Routers, Work Instructions, Assembly Drawings, Packaging Instructions, Component Drawings, Inspection Process Sheets, etc.) and provide feedback to appropriate area of responsibility

    Discover opportunities for waste reduction and capacity improvement and proactively drive solutions with and without capital investment

    Discover opportunities to improve processes through methods analysis (MOST, observation, time study, etc.)

    Act as liaison between Finance, Engineering, Facilities, and Materials/Supply Chain and to develop business case rationale for engineering projects and to coordinate MOC (Management of Change) process for the department

    Facilitate kaizen events targeting key improvements to drive productivity, data management/collection, and paperwork handling improvements

    Develop and implement systems and improvement strategies for direct material flow (in plant transport, inventory staging/access, and assembly line supply)

    Provide financial analysis for Make/Buy decisions in support of continuous improvement projects.

    May supervise other OpEx personnel

    Ability to travel up to 20%.

    Education and Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science discipline is required

    7 years of relevant experience required

    Must be well versed in TPS.

    Experience in medical device or another highly regulated industry is required

    SAP experience preferred

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

    Recognized process improvement training (Lean, Six Sigma)

    Knowledge and experience in conducting time studies, mapping value streams, designing Poka Yoke fixtures

    Ability to analyze data and process inputs to justify improvements

    Ability to manage projects to a successful and timely completion

    Ability to assist in financial planning and cost analysis by estimating production labor and equipment costs

    Ability to develop most efficient ways to use people, machines, materials, information, and energy

    Ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams

    SPC (Statistical Process Control) knowledge

    Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form

    Experienced user of MS Office Suite and project management software

    Strong technical writing and change management experience

    Solidworks experience preferred

    Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:
    Experience in Med Device manufacturing including all aspects of metal cutting/ cleaning/ packaging.

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