Operational Excellence Manager

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Position Mission:

The mission is the fundamental reason this position exists.

The mission of the Operational Excellence Manager is to lead the efforts to increase safety, quality, and operational efficiency for the South Carolina plant. The Operational Excellence Manager will partner with the plant manager to meet or exceed the company's operational plans for 2019 and beyond.


The outcomes are the specific and measurable objectives that have a significant impact on the team and business, and include the timeframe over which they should be achieved.

  1. Utilize Lean tools and practices in partnership with Engineering to increase productivity, decrease waste, and decrease downtime by 50% by the end of 2019

  2. Be a Safety Champion for the plant to promote and achieve a Zero incident safety culture. Target IRR <1 (Incident Rate) with a goal of 0 recordable incidents on a rolling 12 month basis

  3. Partner with the Quality team to identify defects and improve quality by 50% by end of 2019

  4. Develop standard operating procedures enforced through standard work, visual controls, and accountability

  5. Manage complex projects with aggressive deadlines utilizing cross-functional teams. Include robust, sustainable training practices when needed

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Deliberation

  • Change

  • Self Confidence

Travel Requirements: N/A

Other Requirements:

You must be able to demonstrate skill or experience in the following items in order to be considered for the position.

  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing experience

  • Lean or continuous improvement experience

  • Experience in a large (>100 employees) fast-paced manufacturing environment

  • Minimum 3 years of management experience