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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 Manager
thyssenkrupp Aerospace,
Location Kent

thyssenkrupp Aerospace is a subsidiary of the internationally operating thyssenkrupp Group. We focus on supplying aerospace raw materials and finished part logistics to the world’s leading aerospace companies and their supply chains. Operating from 35 service centers in 15 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific enables us to aggregate demand across a single supply chain on behalf of the world’s leading OEM’s, while at the same time providing a truly responsive local service to meet the needs of individual subcontractors anywhere in the world.

Your responsibilities

Summary

This is an Engineering role. The Operational Excellence Manager will support and lead activities within NA region. This person will facilitate workshops, drive and deploy measures with teams to ensure corporate program initiatives are achieved and best practices are leverage across the NA region. This person will be considered an internal expert with the full range of Lean/Operational Excellence tools and will be accountable for using these techniques to increase employee engagement and to establish a culture of continuous improvement.

 

Role Description & Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide Operational Excellence leadership, which includes: identifying performance, customer service and competitive weaknesses; developing solution options using improvement methods; defining and financially justifying projects; documenting processes and practices; integrating systems and equipment; training and coaching of resources; leading on-site resources to execute projects; tracking project status and results; anticipating and removing project barriers; and developing team members.
  • Ensure projects are integrated and aligned with business strategy and coordinated with the appropriate process owners to accomplish key goals.
  • Recommend expenditures, specify equipment, source vendors and support contracting for capital projects.
  • Utilize improvement and analysis methods, such as strategic planning, operations research, Value Stream Mapping, Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, facility and work cell design, product slotting, performance measurement, benchmarking, financial analysis, and cost justification.
  • Conduct and facilitate workouts with plant personnel to understand current processes and challenges, to encourage input and jointly develop solution options, to provide training, and manage change.
  • Define and manage multiple operational improvement initiatives concurrently.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects across multiple facilities in the organization.
  • Measure and monitor performance across multiple facilities on a continuous basis to identify improvement opportunities, to maintain process control, and ensure that improvement benefits are realized.

Share best practice documentation, tools and key learnings across the organization.

Your profile

Responsible for:

  • Maintaining global OpEx and equipment level scorecards
  • Providing in-depth engineering support to CapEx projects, both at corporate and at plants
  • Coaching and training plant OpEx engineers / managers
  • Conducting other employee training
  • Partnering with any branch as needed to help lead their lean activities
  • Leading lean activities at the corporate office

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills - Essential:

  • Four (4) year Engineering degree – Industrial or Mechanical or Manufacturing (or similar) Engineering
  • Five plus years’ experience
  • that has included using Lean principles
  • leading and implementing change in a manufacturing environment, including managing remote locations
  • leading rapid improvement teams, Kaizen events and / or other lean projects
  • Demonstrated success in planning and leading successful Lean Kaizen events with cross-functional teams
  • High level of statistical knowledge and the ability to apply analysis techniques to product and process improvement projects
  • Must be able to break down complex situations, perform advanced analysis of complex data sets and information in order to deliver effective solutions
  • Strategic, creative and innovative thinking
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Effective teaching and training skills
  • Ability to engage audience with self-assurance and strong presence
  • Concise and effective written communication skills (metrics, slide design etc.)
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio etc.)
  • Willing to travel; domestic and international – Up to 50% travel

 

Desirable:

  • MBA or Master’s degree
  • Six Sigma Black Blet

 

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.

thyssenkrupp Aerospace is a subsidiary of the internationally operating thyssenkrupp Group. We focus on supplying aerospace raw materials and finished part logistics to the world’s leading aerospace companies and their supply chains. Operating from 35 service centers in 15 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific enables us to aggregate demand across a single supply chain on behalf of the world’s leading OEM’s, while at the same time providing a truly responsive local service to meet the needs of individual subcontractors anywhere in the world.

Your responsibilities

Summary

This is an Engineering role. The Operational Excellence Manager will support and lead activities within NA region. This person will facilitate workshops, drive and deploy measures with teams to ensure corporate program initiatives are achieved and best practices are leverage across the NA region. This person will be considered an internal expert with the full range of Lean/Operational Excellence tools and will be accountable for using these techniques to increase employee engagement and to establish a culture of continuous improvement.

 

Role Description & Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide Operational Excellence leadership, which includes: identifying performance, customer service and competitive weaknesses; developing solution options using improvement methods; defining and financially justifying projects; documenting processes and practices; integrating systems and equipment; training and coaching of resources; leading on-site resources to execute projects; tracking project status and results; anticipating and removing project barriers; and developing team members.
  • Ensure projects are integrated and aligned with business strategy and coordinated with the appropriate process owners to accomplish key goals.
  • Recommend expenditures, specify equipment, source vendors and support contracting for capital projects.
  • Utilize improvement and analysis methods, such as strategic planning, operations research, Value Stream Mapping, Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, facility and work cell design, product slotting, performance measurement, benchmarking, financial analysis, and cost justification.
  • Conduct and facilitate workouts with plant personnel to understand current processes and challenges, to encourage input and jointly develop solution options, to provide training, and manage change.
  • Define and manage multiple operational improvement initiatives concurrently.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects across multiple facilities in the organization.
  • Measure and monitor performance across multiple facilities on a continuous basis to identify improvement opportunities, to maintain process control, and ensure that improvement benefits are realized.

Share best practice documentation, tools and key learnings across the organization.

Your profile

Responsible for:

  • Maintaining global OpEx and equipment level scorecards
  • Providing in-depth engineering support to CapEx projects, both at corporate and at plants
  • Coaching and training plant OpEx engineers / managers
  • Conducting other employee training
  • Partnering with any branch as needed to help lead their lean activities
  • Leading lean activities at the corporate office

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills - Essential:

  • Four (4) year Engineering degree – Industrial or Mechanical or Manufacturing (or similar) Engineering
  • Five plus years’ experience
  • that has included using Lean principles
  • leading and implementing change in a manufacturing environment, including managing remote locations
  • leading rapid improvement teams, Kaizen events and / or other lean projects
  • Demonstrated success in planning and leading successful Lean Kaizen events with cross-functional teams
  • High level of statistical knowledge and the ability to apply analysis techniques to product and process improvement projects
  • Must be able to break down complex situations, perform advanced analysis of complex data sets and information in order to deliver effective solutions
  • Strategic, creative and innovative thinking
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Effective teaching and training skills
  • Ability to engage audience with self-assurance and strong presence
  • Concise and effective written communication skills (metrics, slide design etc.)
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio etc.)
  • Willing to travel; domestic and international – Up to 50% travel

 

Desirable:

  • MBA or Master’s degree
  • Six Sigma Black Blet