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At thyssenkrupp we have more than 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €43 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.

Operational Excellence Coach III
thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp,
Location Middleton

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.2 billion euros in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Your responsibilities

thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is currently seeking an experienced Operational Excellence Coach III in Middleton, TN.  

This role will understand, deploy and teach Lean methodologies and principles on a basic level in an effort to determine which methodology applies to any particular problem current or from past occurrences.

 Essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Identify the correct OpEx methodology to improve manufacturing and business processes
  • Teach OpEx methodologies and principles to all team members and/or cross functional teams
  • Help identify and prioritize improvement opportunities using a range of methodologies (Visual Management, Mission Control, Hoshin Kanri, Value Stream Assessment & Design (VSA/VSD), Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE), Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFM/A))
  • Coach team members at the operator to manager and director level in Shop Floor Management
  • Coach team members, functional teams and cross-functional teams in the methodology of Visual Management (VM), including how to set up VM tools, how to interpret them and how to act on them
  • Coach and mentor less senior OPEX Analysts and Coaches in all areas of Lean and OPEX methodologies
  • Write new procedures and process instructions on an advanced level
  • Maintain and improve existing procedures and processes
  • Prepare reports and training materials in addition to technical reports.
  • Create and deliver education, training and coaching in a variety of methods: Classroom instruction, Hands-on exercises, Simulations, 1:1, etc.
  • Act as subject matter expert locally for all Lean Methodologies and Principles.
  • Work with cross functional teams to develop advanced level solutions for cross functional problems.
  • Develop advanced level solutions for cross-functional problems
  • Soft Skills coaching and training
  • Multi Project Management
  • Support the facilitation of Hoshin Kanri / Strategy deployment events
  • Work with Finance department to determine financial benefits of projects, establish tracking mechanisms and be able to address issues
  • Coach different departments and functions (for example: Manufacturing Engineering, Production Control, Logistics and so on) in Shop Floor Management and Projects execution
  • Establish correlations between projects and initiatives involving more than one department/function and support Change Management in cross functional projects

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required
  • Certification in Green Belt Six Sigma is a must. (Or equivalent)
  • Certification in Lean Manufacturing is a must.
  • Proven track record of 5-8 years successful, hands-on implementation of a broad range of Lean methodologies.
  • Prior leadership experience required
  • Possess advanced skills on training and coaching skills.
  • Facilitate successful teams (Project, Functional, Kaizen/RIE)
  • Self-directed, self-motivated and able work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate change.
  • Advanced skillset in Microsoft Office software, specifically spreadsheet and presentation applications (Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Able to work aggressively with a concentrated focus on details.
  • Possess the ability to excel at working with team members at all levels and different functions/departments inclusive of those outside production.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and written to all levels within the company.
  • Able to effectively facilitate change.
  • Experience in leading cross functional team members at all levels.
  • Possess expert understanding with experience in various facets of the manufacturing enterprise.
  • Leadership role experience
  • Has multi-year experience in more than two Functional Areas, with a preference for at least one of which is non-technical in nature (Finance. Supply Chain, Material Planning, HR, etc) and the other one technical (Quality, Production, Engineering, etc…)
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
About thyssenkrupp
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €39 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.

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.2 billion euros in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Your responsibilities

thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is currently seeking an experienced Operational Excellence Coach III in Middleton, TN.  

This role will understand, deploy and teach Lean methodologies and principles on a basic level in an effort to determine which methodology applies to any particular problem current or from past occurrences.

 Essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Identify the correct OpEx methodology to improve manufacturing and business processes
  • Teach OpEx methodologies and principles to all team members and/or cross functional teams
  • Help identify and prioritize improvement opportunities using a range of methodologies (Visual Management, Mission Control, Hoshin Kanri, Value Stream Assessment & Design (VSA/VSD), Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE), Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFM/A))
  • Coach team members at the operator to manager and director level in Shop Floor Management
  • Coach team members, functional teams and cross-functional teams in the methodology of Visual Management (VM), including how to set up VM tools, how to interpret them and how to act on them
  • Coach and mentor less senior OPEX Analysts and Coaches in all areas of Lean and OPEX methodologies
  • Write new procedures and process instructions on an advanced level
  • Maintain and improve existing procedures and processes
  • Prepare reports and training materials in addition to technical reports.
  • Create and deliver education, training and coaching in a variety of methods: Classroom instruction, Hands-on exercises, Simulations, 1:1, etc.
  • Act as subject matter expert locally for all Lean Methodologies and Principles.
  • Work with cross functional teams to develop advanced level solutions for cross functional problems.
  • Develop advanced level solutions for cross-functional problems
  • Soft Skills coaching and training
  • Multi Project Management
  • Support the facilitation of Hoshin Kanri / Strategy deployment events
  • Work with Finance department to determine financial benefits of projects, establish tracking mechanisms and be able to address issues
  • Coach different departments and functions (for example: Manufacturing Engineering, Production Control, Logistics and so on) in Shop Floor Management and Projects execution
  • Establish correlations between projects and initiatives involving more than one department/function and support Change Management in cross functional projects
Your profile
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required
  • Certification in Green Belt Six Sigma is a must. (Or equivalent)
  • Certification in Lean Manufacturing is a must.
  • Proven track record of 5-8 years successful, hands-on implementation of a broad range of Lean methodologies.
  • Prior leadership experience required
  • Possess advanced skills on training and coaching skills.
  • Facilitate successful teams (Project, Functional, Kaizen/RIE)
  • Self-directed, self-motivated and able work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate change.
  • Advanced skillset in Microsoft Office software, specifically spreadsheet and presentation applications (Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Able to work aggressively with a concentrated focus on details.
  • Possess the ability to excel at working with team members at all levels and different functions/departments inclusive of those outside production.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and written to all levels within the company.
  • Able to effectively facilitate change.
  • Experience in leading cross functional team members at all levels.
  • Possess expert understanding with experience in various facets of the manufacturing enterprise.
  • Leadership role experience
  • Has multi-year experience in more than two Functional Areas, with a preference for at least one of which is non-technical in nature (Finance. Supply Chain, Material Planning, HR, etc) and the other one technical (Quality, Production, Engineering, etc…)
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions