Lean Manufacturing Transformation Leader

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Jefferson City, MO, USA

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help keep your lights on, the factories running, our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Innovation

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is seeking an Integrated Transformer Manufacturing (ITM) Leader for its Jefferson City, Missouri location. This role is responsible for driving sustainable and transformational change across the extended Factory Value Chain, focused on ITM maturity and demonstrated improvement in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost.

Your responsibilities

Partners with the cross-functional leadership team in developing and operationalizing the Strategy Deployment process and Operations Center approach. Facilitates development of breakthrough objectives, action plans, KPI s (Bowlers) and leads in development of Kaizen funnel to support the overall deployment. Lead in operationalizing Strategy Deployment, ensuring effective Factory Standard Work and a connected daily management system.
Change agent and champion of a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination across the organization using ITM lean methods, processes and tools, such as 5S, Daily Management, LSW, VSM, Kaizen, TPM, etc. Lead all activities in the organization to implement the ITM system and drive improved maturity assessment process to advance the organization through the ITM phases of deployment. Closely monitors ITM Maturity Assessment results and facilitates implementation of actions to lead the organization through the maturity phases; drive to the ideal state of ITM is how we run the business.
Drive optimization of KPIs around Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Costs. Facilitate the integration of the HSE and Quality Management system into the ITM system for the organization. Lead and facilitate Cost Take-out for the organization and partner with the extended cross-functional organization on overall use of ITM tools to drive cost-out and productivity. Develop Financial acumen to ensure priority actions are focused on driving the right improvements in the organization, impacting the bottom line.
Create, manage and facilitate the development of Cost-out and productivity projects across the business to achieve targets. Facilitate and train team members in utilization of RELEX reporting of Improvement projects. Ensure effective sustainment of results and support problem solving (Root Cause Countermeasure) as needed to close gaps to targets.
Build continuous improvement capability through training and implementation of ITM tools and methods. Be the expert on the ITM system, with focus on training and coaching others to build capabilities on the tools and methods. Build a Coaching culture across the organization with focus on Employee Engagement and Accountability. Combine technical knowledge with people and organizational skills to deliver organizational maturity and KPI improvements.

Your background

Bachelor s Degree in Engineering or Business and 10+ years of experience in areas of manufacturing, engineering, materials management, quality and/or process improvement
Candidate must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi ABB Power Grids in the United States.
MBA with 5 years of experience in an Operations Leadership position preferred
Six-Sigma Certification preferred
Track record of delivering breakthrough results impacting the bottom line
Developing strategy and translating into actionable plans & driving sustainable change through influence
Experience in challenging conventional thinking, approach and methodology and driving improvements, and the ability to lead teams through influence without authority
Experience working with one of the following: Toyota Production System, Danaher Business System, Honeywell Operating System or similar