Director of Continuous Operational Improvement


Pittsburgh, PA

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 28 days ago

  by    Dan Casey

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  • Plans and executes strategies necessary for the growth and successful ongoing operation of the business.
  • Champions the implementation of a best-in-class environmental, health, and safety infrastructure.
  • Optimizes process, talent and throughput, ensuring the production of a correct, quality product on-time, every time.
  • Maintains facilities and manufacturing process in accordance with all laws, regulations, and company policies pertaining to environmental, personnel, safety and policy concerns including appropriate employee training and indoctrination.
  • Optimizes work flow to achieve maximum efficiency while meeting or exceeding customer expectations. Reduces variability in process and customer experience to foster customer satisfaction and confidence.
  • Supports the development of a culture which places safety first and is quality sensitive, process driven & aligned with continuous improvement.
  • Defines and implements improvements/changes/additions to facilities layout, equipment selection, software selection and materials utilization.
  • Coordinates with the Quality Assurance personnel on matters concerning the maintenance and improvement of materials, processes and product quality.
  • Assesses and assists in upgrading the management talent base within operations to achieve growth and meet market needs.
  • Coordinates needed support to operations areas through intradepartmental interface for smooth workflow and cost-efficient product or service.
  • Contributes to the overall short- and long-range planning process and in the establishment and assessment of the organization's annual operating budget.
  • Ensures attainment of efficient and economical performance in relation to profit and year-end goals.
  • Participates in the investigation and implementation of new services, manufacturing processes, and product or systems technologies to meet the organization's objectives.
  • Establishes, implements, revises, and maintains policies and procedures related to operations.
  • Upholds world class maintenance & reliability practices to ensure safe and optimal asset utilization.
  • Analyzes operations and needs to determine potential enhancements or improvements to facilities operational procedures and activities.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished. Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or closely related field
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master's) preferred
  • 10+ years progressive operations management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including progressive responsibility for plant management. Multiple site experience/responsibility highly desired.
  • Experience in engineered product and/or heavy industry manufacturing highly preferred
  • 6+ years in an operations and continuous improvement leadership role (direct or indirect)
  • Deep expertise and applications/implementation experience in lean manufacturing, six sigma, and related continuous improvement frameworks required. Certification is desired.
  • Periodic travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting