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Operational Excellence Manager

Operational Excellence Manager

Job area Life Cycle Services Location Acworth, United States of America. Contract type Full time

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a process champion and pro-actively lead people, content and planning of the improvement projects
  • Ability to process map effectively
  • Translate business problems related to processes and tools into workable programs that deliver results
  • Deliver hands-on training and support of the improvement project content
  • Embed business improvement structure on product, process and organizational levels
  • Perform data analysis to substantiate findings, opportunities, improvements and solutions
  • Report findings and progress to leadership team
  • Translate requirements to and engage in ERP changes necessary for improvements
  • Strong interface with Vanderlande global manufacturing and operational excellence team
  • Strong interface with Toyota Industries Corporation’s continuous improvement team


  • Strong penchant towards building repeatable processes and programs that exceed both internal and external customer expectations
  • Proven leader with extensive ability to build solid and collaborative relationships with team members which fosters a contagiously productive team environment
  • Strong data analytics capabilities with strong emphasis on cost analysis and internal/external benchmarking
  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable technical field (STEM), Masters preferred
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Working experience in Warehouse / Parcel or Airport conveyance systems preferred
  • 5+ year’s experience in Process Excellence and Continuous Improvement such as Lean Six Sigma, Toyota Lean Management System or equal
  • Visual Management experience preferred
  • Six Sigma Certified
  • ERP experience – SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards preferred
  • Advanced in Visio and Excel

Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (Competencies):

  • Reputation for absolute integrity with a proven ability to build trusted relationships
  • Adherence to all safety policies and practices in the manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills with ability to influence and build consensus
  • Critical and creative thinker with problem analysis and solutioning skills
  • Lead by influence, cooperation and flexibility
  • Initiative, takes over concerns proactively
  • Translate abstract business problems related to processes and tools into accepted innovative solutions
  • Broad business skills to identify, prioritize define improvement solutions (processes and tools)
  • Change Management; create impact and acceptance by communicating ideas clearly and convincingly
  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries with intra-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to manage complex improvement projects (technical & organizational)
  • Ability to manage a program with a portfolio of independent projects simultaneously


  • This position requires up to 10% domestic and international travel.

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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