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Director of Operational Excellence

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: United States - Chicago
  • Salary: 150.00 - 170.00 USD per Annum
  • Job reference: 35845
  • Sector: Operational Excellence
  • Date posted: 09/02/2017
Director, Operations Excellence is responsible for directing all aspects of Operational Excellence and driving innovation. He/She ensures that the Lean/TPS initiatives are being developed and implemented consistently across the sites, with the needs of the production facilities for continually improving key performance indicators and ensuring that new product introductions are introduced into production in a more timely and efficient manner.

Job Duties:
  • Anticipate and resolve the problems/issues that could impact the success of assigned responsibilities and manages conflicting objectives.
  • Create manufacturing strategic plan in alignment with strategic planning.
  • Maintain responsibility for setting standards for processes and environment in the sites to standardize production systems across business (such as Lean and Continuous Improvement).
  • Build and train culture using continuous improvement methodology.
  • Consult with all sites and departments to improve Operational Excellence (such as 5S/TPS) and ensure implementation and sustainability.
  • Identify and initiate cost saving projects.
  • Develop recommendations and/or proposals for executive management review.
  • Direct and implement activities for continuous improvement across OSTA.
  • Develop, implement and monitor effectiveness of systems and procedure to ensure compliance to all FDA and other regulatory agency rules and regulations.
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