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Regional Operations Manager - Continuous Improvement

We are looking for an experienced Regional Operations Manager, based in Auburn Hills, MI to travel, plan, direct and coordinate new continuous improvement initiatives. You will be responsible for improving performance, productivity, and efficiency through the implementation of effective methods and strategies as well as ensuring they are maintained post launch. It's an exciting time to join the syncreon team!

 

About the Role

How you will contribute

  • Manage the BPI program & associated objectives for relevant sites & operations. This will include: benefits tracking, ensuring the BPI teams are focused on projects of greatest opportunity, helping initiate projects to manage increased business volumes, and streamlining current processes in order to gain maximum efficiency while ensuring high productivity and customer satisfaction.
  • Coach and mentor Green Belts in the application of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques for the successful delivery of BPI projects across the region. Ensure the effective use of tools and conformance to Lean / Six Sigma project processes amongst the BPI trained community, including the development of appropriate metrics to ensure improvement sustainability.
  • Build relationships with Project Champions within the region. Work with the Champions to identify potential new BPI projects to contribute towards the profitability of the site and BPI annual savings target.
  • Work with all functions [IT, Engineering, Operations etc.] to develop and manage the improvement project pipeline & associated priorities. Ensure appropriate resourcing for agreed priority projects.
  • Manage the activities of dedicated site based BPI Project Managers and assigned Green Belt team members.
  • Lead larger strategic /customer initiative projects directly if required.
  • Conduct phase gate reviews with team to ensure conformance of BPI projects. Manage the measurement of financial benefit delivery to ensure BPI projects contribute to the overall financial targets for the organization’s BPI program.
  • Provide thought leadership in the development of new tools and techniques for Lean Six Sigma application.
  • Drive the effective use of project tracking to capture, measure and monitor status, benefits and issues of BPI projects. Develop appropriate reports within appropriate systems.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Your Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Technology or Engineering discipline.
  • Experience in the successful delivery of cross-functional projects as a Certified Lean Sigma Black Belt with a proven track record in the delivery of savings preferably in Supply Chain.
  • Experience utilizing process improvement and root-cause analysis tools.
  • Have a proven ability to work in a cross functional environment and in both hierarchical and matrix style organizations to engage personnel from differing business units and backgrounds to achieve strategic business objectives.
  • Able to take initiative and work with little to no supervision while operating in a highly fluid and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 100% of the working week.

 

Compensation
syncreon offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.

 

About syncreon
syncreon delivers tailored, progressive and scalable solutions to premier global automotive and technology brands, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon. We supply 3PL and 4PL solutions that adapt as quickly as industry and the marketplace evolve. For over 60 years syncreon has provided unique and innovative expertise in providing highly integrated, warehousing management, inbound to manufacturing, reverse and repair, export packing, aftermarket services, fulfilment services and transport. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities. For more information, visit www.syncreon.com

 

Note
Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process, may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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