Operational Excellence Manager II

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February 25, 2021
Irvine, CA
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As a core member of the Operational Excellence team, this person will drive OpEx deployment at the plant.This individual should be a strong team player with highly developed communication and presentation skills.This position reports to the plant manager with dotted reporting to the GBU/Region OpEx Lead.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive OpEx program deployment at the site.
  • Work closely with the site management to assist the site in their continuous improvement journey.
  • Develop a site level OpEx deployment plan including EMS, VIP, Certification Programs, Best Practices Sharing, iCare and others.
  • Assists leadership in establishing baseline and target metrics for key processes.
  • Work with site leadership in installing organizational supports for Operation Excellence (reviews, communications, rewards, etc.).
  • Coach and mentor site Black Belt and Green Belt candidates to ensure timely completion of their quality and/or cost focused projects – ultimately leading to the candidate’s certification.


  • Must have experience managing teams and developing support programs.
  • Must have Six Sigma Black Belt certification, Master Black Belt preferred.
  • Must have a working knowledge of LEAN tools and methodology.
  • Must be able to function in a team environment.
  • Must be able to directly lead and/or co-lead high-impact process improvement projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Proven skills working with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills. The ability to drive change.
  • Excellent reading writing and verbal communication and platforms skills in local language as well as in English. Strong teaching and presentation skills required.
  • Strong analytical/statistical problem-solving skills.

Education and/or Experience

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent degree in Business Management, Engineering, or other related field of study. MBA, MS or another technical graduate degree preferred.
  • Certified Black Belt, solid knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing principles with a minimum 5 years of business operations and/or plant manufacturing or engineering experience, which includes a minimum of 3+ years of demonstrated process improvement success.

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