The Operating Excellence Manager will work directly with Regional Operations Managers, Plant Managers, and tkIS associates from Supply Chain Services, Distribution Services, Containment Services, and Transportation. The focus is on improving current processes, eliminating redundancies, improving material flow, labor productivity, quality, safety, 6S, and space utilization. The position is responsible for contributing knowledge, performing analysis, developing solutions, assisting with project implementation, providing training, auditing and measuring results. Key Expectations: · Compliance to all Corporate, Legal and Company policies. Model Integrity – there can be no suspicion of ethics or morality weakness · Meet tkMNA Employee Attributes and supports company values · Provide Operational Excellence leadership, which includes: identifying performance, customer service and competitive weaknesses; developing solution options using continual improvement methods; documenting Processes, Work Instructions and forms required for operations · Compliance, leadership, and education to Workplace Safety for State and Company requirements. Ensure that facilities who do not share this commitment with you are easily identified and escalated to the Regional Manager and Directors of Operating Excellence · Support, educate and promote the decisions of tkMNA, tkSCS and the Operating Excellence team. · Provide leadership and support during customer launches. Including tracking and measuring of results and tasks. · Provide training and coaching · Ensure all safety and quality system policies, procedures, and work instructions are implemented and maintained at all facilities · Conduct and facilitate AIW’s and 6S activities Ensure understanding of current processes and challenges, encourage input and joint development of solutions. · Perform audits to ensure compliance to state, legal and company requirements. Ensure that all records are readily available and secured. · Provide support, input and report out to Management Review Meetings when requested · Define and manage multiple operational improvement initiatives concurrently · Effectively manage multiple projects across multiple facilities in the organization · Develop and share best practice documentation, tools and learning across the organization · Assist in the role out and training for all new Process or Programs identified through TKMNA · Ensure projects, processes and programs are aligned with business strategy · Inform and seek guidance from the Director’s of Operating Excellence and Executive Management within area of responsibility
Minimum of 5 Years of logistics business experience and 1 year of Operating Excellence experience.
Bachelor's degree preferably in Engineering or Business, or equivalent work experience.
Experience in planning for and executing capital projects to improve material handling, inventory storage and retrieval, machine setup and utilization, product/service quality, safety, and information management.
Demonstrated competency in advanced project planning and management.
Exposure to safety programs and ISO standards.
Ability to lead and direct improvement projects.
Group facilitation and trainer/instructor skills.
Ability to learn and perform statistical analysis.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint and Access.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels within and outside of the company.
Willingness to travel up to 50%.
Our offer to you
Safety at work & Healthcare
Safety at work & Healthcare: Highest standards in occupational safety and health, comprehensive programs and measures for safety at work and preventive healthcare with comprehensive coverage and flexible options.
Security for the future
Financial security for your individual retirement plan.
Respect, recognition and appreciation of the contribution of everyone. Regular team - and social events.
Training and continuing developement options. Help to grow alongside with us, in personality and profession.
Compensation & benefits
We offer a lot: Fair working conditions and a reasonable, competitive compensation are the foundation for many more attractive benefits.
Open, tolerant and constructive work environment with a team consistent of diverse views and backgrounds.
We are looking forward to your application
We work together closely and respect each other, for over 200 years now and up till today. If that is just as important to you as it is to us, apply now!
thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services NA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected characteristic required by applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us directly.
We are thyssenkrupp!
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 158,000 employees in 79 countries and annual sales of €41,5 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.