Director of Operations Excellence

Kyle, Texas, United Statesthyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services NA, Inc.


Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Other
Remote work:Not possible
Job field:Engineering & Science
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2024/05/15
Job number:JR101173
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https://jobs.thyssenkrupp.com/en/job/Director-of-Operations-Excellence-Kyle?id=JR101173

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Job Summary

The Director of Operational Excellence will work directly with plant managers and operations employees to focus on improving current process efficiency, material flow, labor productivity, quality, safety and space utilization. The position is responsible for contributing knowledge, performing analysis, developing solutions, justifying investment, managing implementation projects, integrating systems with processes, providing training, and measuring results. The Director reports to the Vice President of Operations.

Job 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.​
  • 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, IT systems integration, 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.
  • Recommend expenditures, specify equipment, source vendors and support contracting for capital projects.
  • 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 learning's across the organization.
  • Inform and seek approval from the VP of Operations.
  • This is a position that works directly on the warehouse floor on or around heavy machinery.
  • Meet TKMNA Employee Attributes / Competencies.

                                                                                                                              

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

This position has been identified as “safety sensitive” by thyssenkrupp under applicable laws.  Accordingly, any application for this position that is considered for employment with thyssenkrupp requires successful completion of pre-employment drug testing, which may include testing for marijuana in accordance with any applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of professional level experience with demonstrated success in driving large scale manufacturing improvement projects with evidence of increased productivity and cost savings.​
  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Engineering or Business, or equivalent work experience.​
  • Lean experience – a deep understanding of Lean tools and techniques.  Implementation of Toyota Production Systems or equivalent preferred.
  • Functional experience in production planning, inventory management and warehousing, preferably in an SAP ERP environment and using SAP WM.
  • 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 labor relations, 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.
  • Aptitude for financial analysis and applying basic financial principles.​
  • 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 to and work in all locations across the U.S.
  • Safety Mindset.

Benefits Overview

We offer competitive company benefits to eligible positions, such as :

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Voluntary Wellness Programs

  • 401(k) and RRSP programs with Company Match 
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • And more!

Benefits may vary based on job, country, union role, and/or company segment. Please work with your recruiter or tk representative for applicable benefits information.
 

Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

Diversity promotes appreciation of all the individual strengths and differences in the workforce; it is a driver and an expression of our corporate culture.

We feel companies that give equal support to all employees regardless age, disability, ethnicity, gender/gender identity or sexual orientation enjoy important competitive advantages and are more efficient. So we can harness diversity to the benefit of employees and the company. What's more, greater diversity leads to greater innovation in the company.

thyssenkrupp Materials NA Inc. and the affiliated group companies and business units including Copper and Brass Sales, Engineered Plastics, Ken-Mac Metals, OnlineMetals, thyssenkrupp Steel Services, thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services, and thyssenkrupp Materials de Mexico. Also including thyssenkrupp Materials Trading NA, LLC and thyssenkrupp Materials, LLC (Aerospace) are equal opportunity employers.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected characteristic required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us directly.

Company

With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The broad service spectrum offered by the materials experts enables customers to focus on their individual core business. The area of Materials Services spans two strategic areas: global materials distribution as one-stop-shop – from steel and stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials – and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide cross-channel, round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A highly efficient logistics system ensures that all requested services are smoothly integrated into customer production processes “just-in-time” or “just-in-sequence. 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.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!

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