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Director of Operational Excellence

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: United States - Chicago
  • Salary: 150.00 - 175.00 USD per Annum
  • Job reference: 35984
  • Sector: Operational Excellence
  • Date posted: 09/05/2017
****An Extremely Exciting Opportunity*****

The Operational Excellence (OPEX) Leader for the site has a significant impact on the success of the Business Unit. This role will be the site leader/owner with respect to the OPEX process, development, training, projects/initiatives and implementation of global standards and best practices to improve the Business Unit’s ability to meet customer expectations, improve quality, reduce cycle times, improve productivity, generate revenue and/or reduce cost. This position interacts with all levels of staff in the development and deployment of OPEX methodologies and processes

  • Identify opportunities for system and/or projects.
  • Coordinate improvements with owners to accomplish goals
  • Define and financially justify projects
  • Launch project teams
  • Use good project management to manage team activities
  • Lead teams to execute projects with problem solving methodology
  • Track project status and results
  • Remove and elevate project barriers

  • Identify integration issues with other projects/processes.
  • Leads OPEX team using effective management practices in daily and strategic long term work in a lean, stable, profitable manner (thinks about cost, customer, flow).
  • Sets and clarifies OPEX goals and objectives in the areas of quality and efficiency.
  • Maintains resources within budgetary constraints.
  • Maintains the direction and focus of OPEX in a positive manner.
  • Establishes OPEX expense and budget for the fiscal year and monitors monthly.
  • Builds and evaluates infrastructures and establishes action plans to implement appropriate tools and systems for continuous improvement (management control systems, 5S mechanisms, Kaizen, Visual Management, etc.)
  • Leads, trains and mentors all applicable staff and resources in the use of OPEX infrastructure to ensure continuing development of skills.
  • Includes delivery of OPEX awareness training events, such as Kaizen events, and presentations.
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