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Director Operational Excellence

Company: Welbilt
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

We are Welbilt! We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class commercial food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team. Bring your passion for excellence to our table. Welbilt's portfolio of 11 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland, Convotherm, Crem, Delfield, Frymaster, Garland, Kolpak, Lincoln, Merco, Merrychef and Multiplex. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect, our cloud-based digital platform brand. As Director Operational Excellence, you will act as the change agent and leadership coach for process improvement and lean manufacturing; driving the lean transformation and sustainment per directed expectations in functional areas such as Manufacturing, Operational Excellence, Buying, Planning, Logistics, Maintenance, Manufacturing Engineering, Sustaining Engineering, Quality, and Finance. Reporting to this position are functions supporting Maintenance, Manufacturing Engineering, Plant Layout, & Environmental Controls. Reporting directly to the Director Operations, this position is based in Shreveport, LA*. MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Works with site to develop and apply programs supporting workforce skills on lean six sigma manufacturing tools and concepts such as DMAIC, A3 thinking, KanBan, Kaizen, Value Stream analysis, visual factory, pull and error proofing, 5S and 1 x 1 flow.
  • Development of strategies and specific actions that deliver business plan targets for efficiencies and quality.
  • Developing reports and tracking mechanisms for business plan target achievement progress.
  • Coach and develop the Operational Excellence change leaders to grow their knowledge, coaching and change management capabilities.
  • Coach all key contributors daily during formal Gemba walks on developing a highly effective Daily Management process, focused on management through mission control, flow- through making takt, ensuring compliance to standard work, and identifying and eliminating abnormalities affecting takt attainment through a problem-solving rigor.
  • Facilitate Executive Lean Workshops, Core Team Development and Value Stream Analysis
  • Coach the organization on lean techniques such as Visual Management and Managing Daily Improvement (MDI)
  • Works with the site leadership team to develop strategies and educate the workforce while building a lean transformation plan of RIE's (Kaizen), A3's and JDI's which will lead to achievement of future state targets while also providing key deliverables in the areas of first-time quality, cycle time reduction, cost reduction, waste elimination, increased capacity and improved efficiency. KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Daily improvement cadence around Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost
      • Coaching and developing leads on production system tools and improvements
      • Overall site improvement plan kaizens, projects, and just do it's
      • Manufacturing strategy decisions and improvement plans around fab/weld/assembly
      • Capital expenditure planning and execution - JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience:
        • Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
        • Minimum of 8 years of documented world class lean six sigma manufacturing experience including purchasing, first line supervision, maintenance, quality, and manufacturing engineering. - Supply chain exposure preferred.
        • Must have 5+ years leading and facilitating cross-functional process improvement Kaizen, LSS projects and rapid improvement events. Skills & Abilities:
          • Demonstrated analytical ability with understanding of six sigma statistical tools
          • Strong project management and organizational skills
          • Expert computer applications skills (MS Project, Excel, Word, Visio, and PP).
          • Excellent Team Facilitation Skills
          • Extensive Gemba based continuous improvement-based tools/techniques.
          • Excellent documented leadership skills
          • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with both senior management and front-line staff personnel.
          • Ability to assign priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment.
          • Ability to influence senior leadership and functional personnel to adopt and sustain change
          • Able to mentor and facilitate lean culture change in an environment with varying acceptance
          • Ability to wear all Personal Protective Equipment required.
          • Ability to work in a factory environment for extended periods of time. *Frymaster in Shreveport, Louisiana is an industry leader in the manufacturing of commercial fryer, fryer filtration equipment (built-in and portable), foodservice equipment computers, water-bath rethermalizers and pasta cookers. The facility in Shreveport is a division of Welbilt, Inc. OUR BENEFITS: We believe that our people our one of our most valuable assets. That's why we provide our employees with a competitive benefits package that helps protect their health, income and lifestyle. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location, and can include the following:
            • Competitive wage
            • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)
            • 401(k) savings plan
            • Wellness Program
            • Supplemental Health Plans
            • Employee Assistance Program
            • Training and Development
            • Tuition Assistance
            • Holiday Pay opportunities
            • Employee discounts
            • Paid Time Off (PTO)
            • On-the-job training and skills development
            • Basic Life Insurance
            • Leave Program
            • Employee Events and more--- For more company information, visit . To explore more Career opportunities at Welbilt, visit . Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. - All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, medical condition, or any other status protected by law. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, and business need.

Keywords: Welbilt, Shreveport , Director Operational Excellence, Executive , Shreveport, Louisiana

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