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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 over the world - but we always work together. We have over 200 years 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.

Operating Excellence Manager- Houston, TX
thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services NA, Inc.,
Location Houston

Materials Services - With 480 branches in 40 countries the Business Area Materials Services concentrates on the worldwide trade of raw material and construction material. Coal, metals, gases, plastics in all shapes, qualities and dimensions as well as complex supply-chain solutions- this is for what this Business Area stands for.

thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services strives to be the preferred supplier of value-added product management and industrial services for the manufacturing industry in North America, differentiating itself from competitors through superior reliability and quality of service, performance excellence, continuous improvement, and emphasis on creation of value. Successful partnerships with the automotive industry, its Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III suppliers, and other original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and assemblers are the foundation of successful growth as a service provider of choice. Major market segments also include consumer goods, white goods, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Services include supply chain management, logistics management, testing and inspection services, and packaging and kitting.

Your responsiblities

The Operating Excellence Manager will work directly with Regional Operations Managers, Plant Managers, and tkSCS 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

 

Your profile

  • Minimum of 5 Years of logistics business experience and 1 year of Operating Excellence experience preferred.​
  • 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%.
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.

Materials Services - With 480 branches in 40 countries the Business Area Materials Services concentrates on the worldwide trade of raw material and construction material. Coal, metals, gases, plastics in all shapes, qualities and dimensions as well as complex supply-chain solutions- this is for what this Business Area stands for.

thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services strives to be the preferred supplier of value-added product management and industrial services for the manufacturing industry in North America, differentiating itself from competitors through superior reliability and quality of service, performance excellence, continuous improvement, and emphasis on creation of value. Successful partnerships with the automotive industry, its Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III suppliers, and other original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and assemblers are the foundation of successful growth as a service provider of choice. Major market segments also include consumer goods, white goods, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Services include supply chain management, logistics management, testing and inspection services, and packaging and kitting.

Your responsiblities

The Operating Excellence Manager will work directly with Regional Operations Managers, Plant Managers, and tkSCS 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

 

Your profile
  • Minimum of 5 Years of logistics business experience and 1 year of Operating Excellence experience preferred.​
  • 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%.