Operational Excellence Senior Manager

Operational Excellence Senior Manager

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Marietta (Atlanta), United States of America.
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As a subsidiary of Toyota Industries (TICO), Vanderlande North America is enjoying rapid growth and extraordinary market demand.   Vanderlande is a global market leader in material handling system manufacture, design, installation, and service.  Vanderlande systems employ the latest in robotic, mechanical, and software technology.   Vanderlande’s customers are household names in e-commerce, package delivery, and air transportation. 

This role is a key position within a newly created team responsible for the delivery of process innovation and continuous improvement initiatives across multiple teams and regions. It will play an important role in helping to foster a culture of sustainable change through the creation and embedding of lean methodology, and the supporting framework, to deliver business transformation.

Responsibilities & Tasks:
•    To lead and facilitate lean/process improvement-based workshops to drive ideas and solutions 
•    To support the development of all facilitators across the CI network via ongoing coaching
•    To identify and deliver service improvement activity across the business through employing process improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking
•    To work with key business stakeholders, and multi-jurisdictional ‘Continuous Improvement/lean champions’, to build a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing program of change
•    To support the delivery of better value and greater efficiency through the identification and elimination of unnecessary complexity within business processes and identification of better ways of working
•    To assist in the development and implementation of a ‘best-in-class’ continuous improvement strategy
•    To elicit requirements and drive process change using staff interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, business analysis and workflow analysis
•    To complete post implementation reviews to ensure successful delivery has been achieved and to ensure that improvements can be made for future projects
•    5-7 years lean/continuous improvement analytical experience 
•    5-7years experience in project management and business analysis
•    Excellent understanding of continuous improvement concepts, across the lean toolkit and using a Value Stream approach
•    Ability to set-up, facilitate and lead service improvement workshop sessions (e.g., value stream mapping, kaizen events) with a range of business stakeholders
•    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Project, Visio, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
•    Experience of designing or implementing a framework of continuous improvement in an engineering and/or services organization
•    Experience of hands-on implementation of continuous improvement programs and lean solutions
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of partners, senior managers, and subject matter experts
•    Strong analytical, project and product management skills

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.