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Regional Operational Excellence Manager- East Coast

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

This position allows you the flexibility to work from home or any of our US plant locations

 

Are you an influential OE leader with strong coaching and mentoring skills to develop high-performing teams?  Are you excited by a role that accommodates your interests in high-level strategic responsibilities and hands-on tactical work on the floor? Are you looking for an opportunity to help an organization advance its reliable operations strategy?

 

The Operational Excellence Manager will utilize leadership, influence, operations experience, and communication abilities to identify and drive change through continuous improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives in a number of different facilities. This individual will need the ability and courage to coach several levels of leadership, from senior to front line leaders, as well as shop floor operating and maintenance personnel. 

 

This role will have high visibility with corporate leadership and will be working to deliver significant financial bets to the business. It is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow with the Dart team, with a foundation built on honesty, integrity, teamwork and respect for the individual, we’ve created a workplace where people who share our values thrive. We also invest in providing an environment centered on safety, community, health and wellness.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Provide continuous improvement leadership and support to drive KPIs for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service.
  • Recognize and proliferate improvements across multiple locations.
  • Act as a change agent for leading continuous improvement initiatives including development and delivery of training materials and programs.
  • Facilitate regular improvement planning sessions to identify key strategic opportunities to achieve manufacturing strategic A3 goals and develop related action plans with measurable outcomes.
  • Support and reinforce the effective application of the Daily Management System to validate that actions lead to desired performance improvements.
  • Develop, implement and support the effective application of best practices as Standard Work, Standard Operating Conditions, and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Facilitate problem-solving by leveraging/modeling continuous improvement methodologies to eliminate root causes and permanently reduce variance.
  • Analyze lines for constraints and bottlenecks to achieve a continuous flow.
  • Advocate for the Voice of the Customer (VOC) via process capability and defect elimination.
  • Conduct timing and point of loss yield studies to identify the loss Pareto.
  • Perform data analysis and provide written reports that make problems and opportunities visible.
  • Develop a detailed root cause analysis for each problem, where each root cause is validated through testing demonstrating that the condition or defect can be turned on or off.
  • Develop countermeasures ranging from basic problem containment to system repair to equipment replacement.
  • Generate and communicate implementation plans using Gantt charts and work breakdown structures and coordinate resources to staff implementation plans as necessary.
  • Proactively seek and identify problems that need to be resolved and quantify the anticipated benefits of problem resolution.
  • Understand, support, and follow management expectations in alignment with company values.

 

Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Engineering or other manufacturing-related field with seven (7) years of continuous improvement experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience in the areas of Continuous Improvement, Operational Excellence, Lean principles, statistics, and data analysis.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Ability to apply improvement concepts to continuous, non-discreet, manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to lead through influence rather than authority.
  • Ability to facilitate Kaizen events.
  • Ability to learn and understand materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products.
  • Lean manufacturing experience.
  • Experienced in optimizing the performance of one or more of the following:
    • Factory systems and line process inputs
    • Information flow
    • Raw materials flow, conveyance, blending, and drying systems
    • Continuous process operations
    • Quality systems for defect elimination
    • EHS systems for a safe working environment
    • Operational systems for waste elimination
    • People development for engagement and ownership

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience with continuous improvement for multi-site or multi-building
  • Lean / 6 Sigma Certification, American Society for Quality Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence or American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer
  • Experience with the following methodologies and practices: FMEA, Kaizen, Lean tools, 5S, Visual Factory Aids, SMED concepts, VSM, VOC and Poke Yoke

 

Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

 

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.

 

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

https://www.dartcontainer.com/eeoaa/

 

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

 


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