Operational Excellence Manager

As a Opex Manager you will be responsible for contributing to best performance within our Stilwell Bakery, and home to our famous Edward's Pies, operations by working within the plant and/or business unit to optimize safety, quality, and efficiency for operation processes. Identifies the top improvement opportunities and provides the appropriate data to ensure leadership consensus and buy-in. Provides data and analytic information and coaching to the teams and individuals who will drive the delivery of improvements. Identifies and implements major improvement projects involving new processes, new technology, and/or new ingredients. Reduces material waste and labor, increases cases per man hour, and provides documented improvements. Works with each business unit and R&D on product pictures to define target for each product and examples of defects. Utilizes SAP data to disseminate what component (scraps, base quantities, and labor) should be reduced, increased, or remain the same. Provide information to the Engineering Change Coordinator so that production, BOMs, and routings can be updated. Utilizes data to recommend and prioritize process improvements. Evaluates SPC data for products and will tighten upper and lower control limits where possible. Uses X-bar and R-bar charts to prioritize process improvements for components not in control. Mentor, coach, and train line employees on how to make actual lasting improvements using the data from SAP, SPC, and monitoring. Empowers employees to propose and justify maintenance improvements, R&D improvements, etc. by determining financial saving and project prioritization based on time labor and financial investment. Utilizes the SAP data captured to prioritize process improvements in efficiency. Provide dollar loss information to substantiate capital improvements. Analyze, identify, and remove the bottle necks for increased line speed. Qualifications Education: Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering or closely related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Years of Related Experience: 5- 7 years of related experience Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Working knowledge of MS Office MS Project and AutoCAD. Thorough knowledge of Statistical Process Control and Capability principles. Able to generate process flow diagrams. Understand mass and energy balances. Understand general industrial process and control systems. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma a plus. Leadership attributes self motivated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and ability to make recommendations and influence targeted audience. Ability to successfully leverage internal and external resources. Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments: able to prioritize meet budgets and deadlines and achieve objectives. Effective communication and problem solving skills. Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information. Demonstrated process improvement and manufacturing project management skills. 18008198
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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