The Operational Excellence (OPEX) Leader for the site has a significant impact on the success of the Business Unit. This role will be the site leader/owner with respect to the OPEX process, development, training, projects/initiatives and implementation of global standards and best practices to improve the Business Unit’s ability to meet customer expectations, improve quality, reduce cycle times, improve productivity, generate revenue and/or reduce cost. This position interacts with all levels of staff in the development and deployment of OPEX methodologies and processes
Identify opportunities for system and/or projects.
Coordinate improvements with owners to accomplish goals
Define and financially justify projects
Launch project teams
Use good project management to manage team activities
Lead teams to execute projects with problem solving methodology
Track project status and results
Remove and elevate project barriers
Identify integration issues with other projects/processes.
Leads OPEX team using effective management practices in daily and strategic long term work in a lean, stable, profitable manner (thinks about cost, customer, flow).
Sets and clarifies OPEX goals and objectives in the areas of quality and efficiency.
Maintains resources within budgetary constraints.
Maintains the direction and focus of OPEX in a positive manner.
Establishes OPEX expense and budget for the fiscal year and monitors monthly.
Builds and evaluates infrastructures and establishes action plans to implement appropriate tools and systems for continuous improvement (management control systems, 5S mechanisms, Kaizen, Visual Management, etc.)
Leads, trains and mentors all applicable staff and resources in the use of OPEX infrastructure to ensure continuing development of skills.
Includes delivery of OPEX awareness training events, such as Kaizen events, and presentations.