Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
The Vice President, Process Excellence and Transformation provides the coordination and oversight of all Operations Prcess Excellence functions, plans, activities in the regional organizations to drive improvements in speed and quality in Project Management. This Chief Change Agent will create influence, strategy, and engagement with stakeholders to focus on goals, OU process simplification, capability enhancements, and overall scalability. This position will define with the overall organization the fundamentals of the end to end operating system, and for leading the organization in its systematic improvement. This role will be a key member with our executive leadership teams in a variety of business units, in addition to interfacing with our KION Performance Excellence program.
The VP, Process Excellence role responsibilities:
Establish a system of continuous process improvement in the end-to-end project execution processes
Define and establish the company's lean culture
Successfully define work flows, jobs, and reporting relationships to obtain optimum effectiveness
Plan and coordinate the targeted continuous improvement actions of all functions within the COO organization
Provide strong execution backup and support to critical global projects, as required by need or requested by Regional leaders (i.e. build a global team of PM's, Systems Integration Managers and Installation/Construction management professionals)
Drive quarterly focus for key indicators
Consult with business leaders to establish priorities for high impact end-to-end processes requiring imrpovement
Analyze processes and apply lean thinking and methods to reduce variability, improve time and quality, and optimize cost
Map out project life cycle and identify opportunities for process improvements that achieve improvements in execution of projects
Coach leaders on change management strategies
Inspire, challenge, engage, develop and align all stakeholders
Develop organizational capability to drive a continuois improvement mindset
Identify and establish teams of high potential talent embedded in the business and lead these teams to implement process improvements in priority areas
Develop transformational though leaders to be embedded in the business
key interface with KION Performance Excellence team
Interface with Internal Control function to ensure all processes are sufficiently controlled