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Oldcastle Building Envelope, Inc. Operational Excellence (OpEx) Manager - 289441 in Wright City, Missouri

Job ID: 289441Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH company, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass.Job SummaryThe OpEx Manager role in our Wright City location isnt just a job - its a career opportunity with a great company. And we ask our Managers to be just that- Managers. We want to lean into your expertise to help us get better. We will give you what you need to manage your employees and your business, and you will get to lead, every single day. This role is perfect for the individual who approaches their work in a professional manner and who loves to lead a dynamic team. If that sounds like you, come join this industry leader!The OpEx Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing Continuous Improvement and Process Improvement activities to drive operational excellence. Reports to the General Manager with dotted line reporting to the Director of Operational Excellence. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesImplement and manage OBE Operational Excellence system to support and drive efforts within the leadership team and with employee-based process teams to achieve zero harm, improve quality, reduce waste, and maximize process performance.Develop factory OpEx roll out strategy, initiatives, activities, coaching and trainingIdentify areas of process improvement and execute specific OpEx production projectsImplement improved quality processes and change by conducting workshops and improvement projects utilizing OpEx toolbox and methodsDevelop control plans and facilitate training to ensure proper execution and recording of quality testingValidate results to assure compliance with industry standards and/or specific project requirementsLead site planning process to maximize floor space, minimize lead time, and optimize flowDrive operational excellence principles such as constraint management, one-piece flow production, pull systems, workplace organization and setup reductionInitiate, communicate and manage investigations into process issues and quality (internal and external) issues to identify root causes, develop corrective actions, and implement solutionsSeek best practices from other OBE locations and external sources, as well as document and share local best practices to help accelerate implementation throughout the organizationMonitor, track and report implementation plans and progress in pursuit of projects and KPIsEnsure constant application of company procedures and policiesPreferred QualificationsBachelors degree in Engineering, Business Administration or a related field from a four-year college or university; plus, five or more years of relevant experience within a manufacturing environment.Experience working in a lean environment and leading lean activities is requiredPrevious lean manufacturing experience leading a plant lean transformation is desiredSkills and CapabilitiesPractical experience leading kaizen events and teaching and coaching and implementing operational excellence toolsHigh degree of technical aptitude with a demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes and logistics flowsPrevious experience developing and implementing quality systems, including but not limited to tools such as PFMEA, control plans, standardized work and layer audits is requiredAbility to influence-decision makers in the organizationAbility to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced and changing work environmentExcellent leadership skills and demonstrated ability to teach, coach and persuadeStrong analytical and problem-solving skills, in addition to interpersonal, teamwork skillsStrong written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with various audiences at the site level. Capacity to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and managers

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