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Operational Excellence Leader

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This position is responsible for leading, mentoring and managing Phillips-Medisize Operational Excellence journey including the effective implementation and management of operational excellence principles, systems, and tools. This person will lead the development of a culture of continuous improvement that relentlessly identifies and drives out waste. They will engage, lead, and mentor team members in improvement projects that result in meeting or exceeding safety, quality, and cost (SQDC) expectations that drives superior performance and contributes to recognition that Phillips-Medisize is an employer of choice and a preferred partner to our customers.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Identify and lead process improvement projects and teams to drive continuous improvement and cultural change
  • Maximize operational performance by proactively identifying areas for improvement, leading lean initiatives and projects, utilizing lean tools and techniques, analyzing and reporting key metrics, communicating continuous improvement activities and training team members to accomplish the same
  • Lead the development of a culture of continuous improvement that is biased toward action and driving SQDC metrics improvements
  • Lead by example and embed company culture as the foundation of the operational excellence strategy
  • Lead and mentor the evaluation of operational metrics and trends, PDCA thinking, scientific thinking, root cause analysis, and standard work at all levels of the organization
  • Lead projects to achieve business, quality, and compliance objectives
  • Develop strategic and tactical plans to achieve SQDC metrics and site initiatives. Solutions must be driven to completion
  • Utilize excellent project management skills and experience; Effectively communicating, and demonstrating successful organizational and planning skills
  • Network externally to develop skills and contribute to the Phillips-Medisize operational excellence system and strategy
  • Partner with safety and quality organization leaders to optimize SQDC performance and identify safety concerns
  • Some travel to other facilities may be required to support business needs

The Experience You Will Bring


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or other technical discipline; OR 8+ years’ relevant experience in successfully applying lean methodologies in manufacturing and transactional processes
  • Four to six (4-6) years’ experience in the practical application of operational excellence principles, systems and tools (8 Wastes, 6S, process mapping, value stream mapping, SMED, TPM, Kaizen etc.)

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Understanding of manufacturing and operations
  • Experience with daily management systems, visual factory, and standard work

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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