Operational Excellence Lead

Springfield, NJ 07081

Posted: 11/29/2018 Industry: Executive Job Number: 8640


Our Client is seeking an Operational Excellence Lead to become an integral part of our team. The role is responsible for supporting achievement of goals on Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost through the use of Lean Manufacturing methodologies. Reporting to the Manager of Operational Excellence, he/she will assist in facilitating continuous improvement events through the use of Op Ex tools rooted in TPS principles.

This is a hands on, self-motivated position that is expected to interact with employees at every level, as well as help promote a culture of continuous improvement across all functions within the organization.


  • Drive a metrics based, data driven culture with a focus on continuous improvement

  • Monitor and analyze metrics to identify trends or opportunities where cost savings/cost avoidance and/or quality improvements can be realized

  • Effectively deploy Lean/CI methods into the organization

  • Partner with Manufacturing and Quality to reduce scrap/rework through Lean/CI initiatives

  • Facilitate company-wide kaizen activities to produce tangible cost savings

  • Provide timely and accurate project status to all organizational levels

  • Develop and maintain process maps for project and process improvement efforts

  • Assist key suppliers with the adoption of Lean Methodologies

  • Interface with customers to adopt best practices where possible

  • Implement and embrace a visual workplace to include metrics, 6S, and standard work

  • Drive a culture of accountability, attention to detail and strict adherence to Personal Guarantee Program and Quality Management System


  • Bachelor s degree in Business Management, Engineering, or other related field of study

  • 3-5 years of Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing experience

  • DMAIC Green Belt or equivalent; Lean, TPM, or Six Sigma experience and/or certification

  • Project Management experience leading/managing large cross-functional projects and timelines

  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Visio and MS PowerPoint

  • Experience training and coaching others in problem solving methodologies is preferred

  • Statistical analysis software experience (i.E. Minitab), preferred

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