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Manager of Operational Excellence

Kelly Services
Chesterfield, VA 23838
**AWESOME Opportunity for a Manager of Operational Excellence in South Chesterfield, Virginia!**

We are looking for an Operational Excellence (OPEXC) Manager who will take an active role in the design and implementation of a sound OPEXC Strategy. The person in this position will coordinate and drive improvement programs and initiatives across the organization by aligning standards and goals of the manufacturing facility. He/she is a change agent that leads the site and functions to implement standard processes, tools and systems to achieve high performance.

He/she will support and mentor other OPEXC and lean practitioners to ensure they become expert leaders and champions of the OPEXC Model. The Manager, OPEXC will report directly to Plant Manager. The position requires the ability to work and communicate with OPEXC leadership as well as across all levels, operations and functions, including supply chain, finance, human resources, engineering, and product management, sales and marketing.

**What you will be responsible for in this role:**

Develop a strategy, programs and implementation plans for the successful deployment of an OPEXC Culture.

Coordinate initiatives across the manufacturing site in order to achieve consistency and standardization of processes.

Support, develop and mentor site functions to enable them to succeed in their OPEXC journey.

Lead, manage and monitor communication and reporting of key performance indicators in partnership with regional and functional leaders, including OPEXC assessments, performance improvements, and any other high-impact initiatives to improve financial and operational performance of the site while creating a positive working environment.

Design and convert the OPEXC standards and principles into process and organizational changes needed to support the attainment of plant objectives.

Develop skill levels of practitioners and other site talent by coordinating OPEXC training for employees at various levels and across functions.

Ensure OPEXC standards are implemented consistently.

Exchange OPEXC best practices and shared knowledge and expertise across the organization.

Benchmark with best-in-class companies to integrate leading practices into manufacturing activities and processes.

Continuously improve tools, training, documentation, deployment methodologies to support the OPEXC maturity levels progression to attain internal certifications, i.e. Driving Change, Overcoming Adversity, Victorious, etc.

Other duties may be assigned.

**Leadership Competencies:**

Knows and understands the market and manufacturing best practices. Ensures superior value delivered to customers/markets.

**Expectations for Results:**

Produces results that meet or exceed standards of performance.

**Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit:**

Creates and drive change and encourages others to join in.

**What are the basic qualifications?**

Bachelors degree required in business or engineering

7 or more years of managerial experience leading the areas of OPEXC, lean and/or continuous improvement is required, preferably in an automotive OEM, Tier 1 Supplier or Best-In-Class Organization.

10 years of professional experience with focus on operations and supply chain and with industrial engineering knowledge.

Lean Enterprise Certification

**What are the preferred qualifications?**

MBA preferred

Six Sigma Black Belt preferred

**To be a great fit for the role:**

Previous experience in leading continuous improvement activities in a manufacturing environment.

Demonstrated success in leading sustained, successful CI transformation. Track record of delivering results.

Experience leading improvement projects in a manufacturing environment with proven results.

Experience working globally and cross-culturally.

Experience leading and developing teams.

Experience Successfully leading significant change.

Program development, implementation and change management experience.

Influencing without authority.

Patience, perseverance and passion to drive the OPEXC Culture across the plant.

Credibility and experience working effectively and directly with the management of teams.

Excellent communication and coaching skills (written and verbal) at all levels from the shop floor to top management (Strong team leader).

Ability to think strategically and execute tactically.

Strong project management skills.

Strong problem solving skills.

Strong business acumen.

Analytical thinking with a drive to create innovative solutions for sustainability.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


Posted: 2021-11-19 Expires: 2021-12-20

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