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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 (Business Process Improvement) 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.


Your key qualifications

  • Logistics background and 10 – 15 years’ experience in the TECHNOLOGY industry is required (Apple, Dell, Xerox, etc.)
  • College or university degree related to manufacturing, supply chain and/or MBA is preferred
  • Six sigma certification is preferred 
  • Progressive experience performing professional level operational and plant management duties; preferably in technology or logistics industry
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management and customer.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


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


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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